Bike Events

Here are some organisations that organise cycling events. Many of these are fund raising events for charities. These may be of interest to spokes members or other cyclists.

N.B. The events listed here are for additional information and are not necessarily on the Spokes rides programme.

  • Aspire
    The Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore is the first fully integrated Training Centre in Europe for disabled and non-disabled people. Spinal Cord Injury has a devastating effect on the 1,200 people who become paralysed each year. The individual affected will lose muscle and sensory control and the vast majority become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work-places and leisure time.
    http://www.aspire.org.uk/
  • Bike Events
    Is the UK’s largest organiser of fund raising and recreational cycle rides – we aim to making cycling enjoyable for everyone
    http://www.bike-events.com
  • Bike Events Event Calendar
    “Welcome to the Event Calendar which will help you find cycling events in the UK and abroad – use the search facility on the right to find cycle rides to suit many abilities – family, fund raising, sporting and overseas”
    http://www.bike-events.com/EventCalendar.aspx
  • Charity Challenge
    Over the last ten years, Charity Challenge has established an incredible infrastructure for running numerous and varied group adventure travel expeditions. Charity Challenge has also achieved real credibility and awareness within the charity sector and accomplished very promising results not only for the organisation but for charities, participants, corporates and local communities too. In 2010, Charity Challenge expects to help more than 2,000 participants to take part in a fundraising challenge.
    http://www.charitychallenge.com/
  • Discover Adventure
    Have been operating since 1994, and have grown steadily since that time, in the office and out on the road. Many freelance leaders and doctors now help us run our fund raising challenges, and we work with lots of overseas ground handlers, with whom we have excellent and long-running relationships.
    http://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges.aspx?c=&m=00&y=0000&a=2
  • Keech Hospice Care
    The new name for The Pasque Adult Hospice and Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice. Our purpose is to care for our patients and to support their families and friends. We aim to give the most appropriate and efficient treatment and care to our patients; to assist in the relief of their physical and emotional suffering and to help them to lead an acceptable, purposeful and fulfilling life in their home or in the hospice.
    http://www.keech.org.uk/get_involved/events/Events+calendar
  • The Peace Hospice
    The Peace Hospice, based in Watford, cares for people living with a life limiting or terminal illness and supports their families from across South West Hertfordshire. It provides inpatient care, day care, an outpatient service, a hospice at home service as well as bereavement support. The Hospice needs to raise £3 million of charitable income this year in order to run and develop its services. All the care that the Hospice provides to its patients and their families is free.
    http://www.peacehospice.co.uk/event.asp
  • Whizz-Kidz
    Is a charity that is all about giving disabled children the chance to lead a more independent life. Our service meets their individual mobility needs and ensures they get the right mobility equipment, advice and training at the right time. We are virtually 100% reliant on voluntary funds raised through events, trusts, companies and individuals. We need your support to raise more money so that more young people can lead an active childhood.
    http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/getinvolved/events/overseaschallenges/