Gethin Woods, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

BPW Charity Weekender

Posted on Thu, 23 Mar, 2017 in Events

If you like the sound of an enduro challenge, fancy dress, prize giveaways and riding bikes to raise money for charity, then read on!

We have an awesome weekend planned for the 6th and 7th of May.

Saturday – Temwa Spelling Enduro with Laurie Greenland

On Saturday the 6th we’ll be holding a BikePark Wales first and possibly even a world first spelling enduro, don’t worry minimal spelling skills required!

Wondering if we’ve finally lost the plot?

Only slightly, the idea is to raise as much money as possible for an amazing charity. Temwa work in remote, rural areas of northern Malawi where 40% of the population live on less than £1 a day, 16% are HIV-positive, and one in three people struggle to feed themselves each day. Their mission is to develop self-sufficient communities by supporting projects in education, health, agriculture and forestry, and microfinance.

We have three different levels of challenges, Blue, Red and Black. For each challenge riders will need to complete a specific selection of trails in the order of your choosing and collect a token at the end of each trail. Once you have all of the tokens to spell the required word, the first one back to the centre wins a prize!

Blue: BPW (Blue Belle / Popty Ping / Willy Waver)

Red: MALAWI (Melted Welly / A470 / Locomotion / A470 / Wibbly Wobbly / Insufficient Funds)

Black: TEMWA + MALAWI (Terry’s Belly / Enter The Dragon / Melted Welly / Willy Waver / A470) + (Melted Welly / A470 / Locomotion / A470 / Wibbly Wobbly / Insufficient Funds)

Challenge a Pro: If you're looking for a bit more of a challenge, Laurie Greenland will be joining us for the day. If you think you have what it takes to beat him, bring it on!

There is no entrance fee for this event, we've set a sponsorship target of £125 for each rider so get creative with those fund raising ideas.

To get involved simply head over to the Temwa page and register online. Once you’ve registered Temwa will email you instructions on how to set up a Virgin Money giving page.

Sunday – Wheels 4 Life Fundraiser

Sunday the 7th is going to be a laugh, the plan for the day is to get the largest mountain bike fancy dress train in the world!

We’ll be raising money for a fantastic charity set up by none other than the legend Hans Rey!

Wheels 4 life provide bicycles to people in great need of transportation throughout the developing world. With a simple bicycle a person can travel four times farther, four times faster and with four times the load than on foot and this can dramatically change their life for the better.

We’ll be playing the wheels 4 life film in our visitor centre in the morning at 9:30am before we ride so everyone can see the work of the charity and the great cause they are contributing to by taking part.

The ride will leave the centre at 11.30am and we’ll be using Norkle, Sixtapod and Willy Waver.

The fancy dress train will be filmed on the day and a short fun film made of the craziness that ensues when hopefully over a hundred fancy dress riders descend the mountain in a continuous train; a sight to behold!

Tickets cost £15 and 100% of the money will go directly to Wheels 4 Life. Your Pedal pass for the day is also included in the price and your welcome to ride the trails after the fancy dress train has finished.

After the ride we’ll have live music, a BBQ and prizes for the best costumes so get creative!

To book your ticket head over to our events page

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