Sadly, our annual Riding for UpsnDowns cannot go ahead as planned this year due to Coronavirus. This is usually one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and particularly important for our charity.

This year, we have had to adapt our annual cycling sportif so that it can still go ahead.

We need your help from Friday 17th July to Sunday 26th July to take UpsnDowns ‘around the world’.

We aim to build a team of cyclists who will join together this summer to ride around the world in 10 days. So whether you are out on the roads, on the MTB trials or at home on your rollers or turbo, we hope that you will join us over these 10 days and help us achieve this goal.

The more people that sign up, the more likely we are to make it around the world. In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has put pay to a majority of charity events, this is a great opportunity to support the charity’s income which is wholly dependent on fundraising. Our events have usually taken place in the form of a group ride, with an incredible 160 riders taking part in 2019.

We will start our epic journey on Friday the 17th of July from a virtual Earls Barton and we will be travelling around the globe over the next 10 days around the 52nd parallel, hoping that we cycle enough miles to get back to Earls Barton on Sunday the 26th of July. We will go via Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, China, Russia, Alaska, British Columbia, Ontario, Ireland and Wales to name a few of the countries on our route.

This event is not only for keen cyclists, we would love lots of families to join in too.

If you would like to enter as a family, you can do so. All you need to do is to register once on UltraBritain and then upload daily miles onto Strava (app) as a group. The entry fee is £10 for an individual cycling alone or families.

Throughout the 10-day event we will be publishing the progress of ‘miles cycled’ each day on social media. We will be giving out various voucher prizes during the event (we have over £200 worth of vouchers), with individual prizes of upto £25. 

Once registered, you will receive an email that gives you all the details on how to set up a JustGiving page for people to sponsor you.

Please note, we have changed our event to enable full support of the government's current guidance regarding Coronavirus. We would encourage everyone to ensure that they follow any government guidance in relation to recreational activities including cycling.