Scott Self Storage in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, is organizing a charity bike ride on July 13 to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice, which provides nursing and medical care for adults and children with life-limiting illnesses. The fourth annual Cycle the Solway includes 25-, 50- and 100-kilometer paths for cyclists of all abilities along bike-friendly and coastal areas. All three courses begin and end at the Border Reiver Inn on Holmrook Road in Carlisle.
The 25-kilometer route is described as a family-friendly, flat-surface ride, according to event organizers. The 100- kilometer course passes through the cities of Allonby, Kirkbride and Silloth. Refreshments will be provided prior to the race and again at the finish line. In addition, three en-route feed stations will be available.
“This is an opportunity to raise money for a really worthwhile cause and have an enjoyable day out at the same time,” Stephen Scott, managing director of Scott Self Storage, told the source.
Event registration is £20 for the 25-kilometer route, and £28 for the 50- and 100-kilometer courses. There is also a family and club-entry price of £70 and £100, respectively.
Originally created as a team-building exercise in 2011, Cycle the Solway evolved into a charity event after employees shared their cycling plans with friends and colleagues. The team dedicated the funds to Eden Valley Hospice in honor of Stephen and Jacqui Scott’s daughter, who was killed in a 1999 car accident.
The first ride included a 25- and 50-kilometer route, drew 64 riders, and raised £4,200. The 2012 ride introduced the 100-kilometer course and drew 128 cyclists, who raised £8,400. Last year’s event raised £14,500 for the charity and included 202 riders.
In addition to self-storage services, Scott Self Storage offers mobile-storage, warehouse and bulk storage, commercial units, and office space at its two facilities.