We are excited to announce that we will be taking part in a static charity bike ride hoping to raise money for our Charity Partner St Luke’s Hospice. From this event, we are also hoping to raise awareness for the Women’s World Cup and the opportunities for women and girls to participate in football.
The team will be cycling a mammoth 943 miles which is the distance from Northolt, home of Middlesex FA to the Allianz Riviera, Nice Stadium, France. This is the location of the first England Women’s World Cup match against Scotland on the 9th June kicking off at 5pm.
Starting on Monday 3rd June at 9am two members of the team will begin the ride on the two static bikes loaned to us by Everyone Active. We will rotate on the bikes from 9am – 5pm every day until Friday 7th June aiming to cross the ‘finish line’ by 5pm. In total, our staff will have covered 943 miles over five days, covering around 190 miles a day. Staff will rotate constantly ensuring a member of the team is on both of the static bikes at all times to achieve the 943 miles in five days.
Our aim will be to cycle as far as possible each day and we have set the following targets:
- Monday – 190 miles from Northolt to Lens
- Tuesday – 185 miles from Lens to Saint Dizier
- Wednesday – 212 miles from Saint Dizier to Macon
- Thursday – 193 miles from Macon to Carpentras
- Friday – 163 miles from Carpentras to Allianz Riviera, Nice Stadium
The progress of the cycle will be updated on the Instagram & Twitter pages (@middxfa) so everyone who has donated towards the fundraiser can follow the group throughout our ‘journey’ to Nice.
How to Donate
To donate to this fantastic fundraiser and help to support the team throughout the week please visit the link below to see our JustGiving page:
All donations are greatly appreciated and will help towards reaching the goal of £1000 for our Charity Partner – St Luke’s Hospice.
Our Charity Partner
St Luke's Hospice are a fantastic local charity who look after people in Harrow and Brent whose illnesses are no longer curable. They help and empower them to enjoy the best possible quality of life, knowing their family and carers are supported too. They work in partnership with, and provide education and support to GPs, community teams, nursing homes, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the highest levels of care for patients, whatever the setting. St Luke’s was founded by local communities and relies on the public’s support for 75% of their funding. All of their services are completely free of charge and without the public’s support, they would not be able to provide people with the amazing support that they do year on year.
Women and Girl's Football
As we not only look to benefit the work of a local charity but also those involved in football. It is key to remember that success at the highest level of any sport always needs to lay the foundations somewhere. So as we head towards the pinnacle of the women’s game this summer we want to remind everyone of what we can offer within the county. We hope to share both the message of this great charity and also the opportunities to participate in the game we all love.