2014 UPDATE

Matt Garrod Joins Chubbscycle Team!!

We very excited to welcome Matt Garrod to our Chubb’s Cycle Challenge team. Matt will be our driver for the challenge. As such he will provide a crucial element of ongoing support throughout our ride. Thank you Matt and welcome to the team.
Matt makes a perfect addition to the Chubbscycle team as Lee and I have worked with Matt at The Voice local radio for North Devon. We have valued his commitment and dedication and look forward to working with him on this project too.

Welcome to the team Matt! J

Check out our FB page and please support us by sharing our page.
https://www.facebook.com/ChubbsCycleChallenge?fref=ts

it’s getting very close

So, here we are in 2014, just 6 months till we set off on what will become a most memorable event. Training is now well under way, though we still have a long way to go, literally and metaphorically.

Preparations are underway to ensure we have everything we need to make this epic ride possible. We still need a van however, so if you have one that you would be wiling to loan to us, or rent to us at a reduced rate, please do get in touch. roy@chubbscyclechallenge.co.uk

We are planning to get printed cycling vests ASAP, so if you see any of the Chubbs team out on their bikes, please give us some encouragement along the way.

Finally, if you have not yet donated to SUDEP Action, here is a link to our Just Giving page. Every penny helps, so please do give to this amazing charity if you are at all able to do so.
http://www.justgiving.com/chubbs-cycle-challenge

Thank you.

Roy

Whats it all about?

In the summer of 2014 4 self proclaimed “chubby cyclists” will be attempting a feat usually reserved for the super fit!

The plan is to cycle form Lands End to John O’ Groats in order to raise money for Epilepsy Bereaved. More about the charity in a mo!

I know what you’re thinking…. 2014 is ages away! Well, between now and next summer we have a great deal of hard work and training to do as we prepare ourselves for this personal challenge. To say it’s not going to be easy is an understatement, but through our challenge we aim to raise loads of cash for this most worthwhile charity.

Please, if you can sponsor us on our epic journey which starts NOW with our training though to the climax in 2014, the EPIC ride itself. You can also show your support by spreading the word about our long, and probably traumatic challenge! Please, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page now!

So, why are we doing this then? Allow me to hand you over to “The Gaffer” Roy Grimes to carry on the narration!

Roy Here, in 2006 I lost my brother Nathan to S.U.D.E.P (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) He was aged 32 when he died. Before his death, I had never even heard of S.U.D.E.P, yet in the UK over 500 deaths every year are attributed to this.

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Nathan

Both Sean and I have been on a weight loss campaign for a few months now, and Lee is monumentally unmotivated and unfit!  We want to keep the momentum going as well as raise money for a worthy cause. So, for me this had to be Epilepsy Bereaved. Sean has kindly agreed to this being our nominated charity. The fact that it is so close to my heart, makes it all the more motivating as I push forward to some intense training for our event in 18 months.