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SPF Tower to Tower Cycle Ride 2020

26th June to 2nd July - Introduction

Cycling Paris to Blackpool will be an awesome experience starting from the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Steve Prescott once visited, then setting off on a 450 mile bike ride to the magnificent  Blackpool Tower. 

Whilst the normal charity cycle is from Paris to London as ever the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) have gone that step further and has stretched this charity challenge by cycling on to the famous Blackpool Tower. This is a truly inspirational ride that will take you through some magnificent scenic towns, making your heart burst with pride as you cycle this epic challenge for this amazing cause and continuing the great mans legacy!

The SPF has so far donated over £1.6 Million  to its chosen charities and is making a huge difference to so many people’s lives. As you peddle along, every cog you turn will be supporting The Christie Cancer Hospital, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the SPF Special Causes Fund.

You are going to be in for a fantastic cycle ride. The tarmac in France is superb, and cycling is the nation’s favourite sport, so don’t be surprised if the locals cheer you on! On the ‘French side’, we cycle along quiet country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France. Once we have taken the ferry from Caen to Portsmouth, the journey to Blackpool takes us through some glorious undulating countryside with beautiful English villages along the way.

Whether you are a regular cyclist or simply a novice, as long as you are willing to train hard, then this event is perfect for you.

SPF Tower to Tower Cycle Ride 2020 - Full Information

Tower to Tower Payment Options

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  • Self Funded

    Full amount of £2200 to be paid by the following dates
    £200 Deposit - Immediate Payment £1000 to be paid by 1st April 2020 £800 to be paid by 15th May 2020
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  • When does the SPF Tower to Tower take place?

    The cycle ride will take place from 26th June to July 2nd
  • What do I have to do to take part?

    Simply send an email to and we will then be in touch with further details.
  • How can I reach the fundraising target?

    We know that committing to raise a specific amount can seem a bit daunting which is why our team are here to support you event step of the way. We’d recommend starting off by creating a JustGiving page and sharing this around family, friends and colleagues.

    We have three options to fundraising, please see our website.

    Here are the basic options:

    > £200 Deposit to secure your place
    > £1000 to be fund raised by 1st April
    > £1000 to be fund raised by 15th May
  • What if I can’t raise the minimum sponsorship & dates to pay in your sponsorship by?

    We will provide you with lots of ideas on how to reach your target, our events team will also be on hand throughout to offer support and advice. You need to raise or pay the fundraising amount by the dates above.
  • Why is the registration fee non-refundable and why do we need to pay the fee upfront?

    On all challenges the SPF have to pay for flights (Full Fee) & Accommodation (Deposit). For organisational and money flow purposes it is important that we receive the deposit.
  • Who organises the trip?

    The Steve Prescott Foundation are the organisers of this event.
  • How fit do I need to be, what speed will I need to cycle at?

    You need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part, but you do not need to be ‘super fit’ or a professional athlete! It is suggested that you slowly build up your fitness levels in the lead up to your challenge. Plenty of cycling beforehand and you must be able to average 12 mph over a long period of time.
  • What will be the standard of hotels?

    All hotels will be Three Star plus with a few 4 star accommodation.
  • What food will be provided?

    You will receive Breakfast, Lunch and a Three Course Meal.
  • Minimum Age

    The minimum age is 16 at the time of the event.
  • Equipment

    You will require a good standard of road bike. We will have spares available on a pay if you use basis. You must be able to change your tyre and basic repairs on your bike. We can arrange for tuition.
    You will receive Two Cycling Shirts and Two SPF Polo Shirts, you will have to supply your own shorts.
  • Nutrition

    The SPF will supply some nutrition but we recommend that you provide your own for the duration.
  • Insurance

    As standard with other cycling events you must have your own travel and cycling insurance and present this to the SPF beforehand.
  • When does the event finish?

    The cycle challenge finishes on 1st July and you can go straight home if you wish, however we will be staying overnight in Blackpool and will be having a celebration of your heroic efforts!
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