France Tip2Toe: 1600km ride for Ground Swell CIC
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France Tip2Toe: 1600km ride for Ground Swell CIC So, what are we doing? In March 2014, 3 friends will be taking part in a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for Ground Swell CIC. The challenge involves a 1600km bike ride across France ...

France Tip2Toe: 1600km ride for Ground Swell CIC

So, what are we doing?

In March 2014, 3 friends will be taking part in a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for Ground Swell CIC. The challenge involves a 1600km bike ride across France from the northeastern tip at Calais, to Labenne in the southwest. Plus, they've decided to put a rowing machine aboard the ferry to row the crossing, because...why not?!

Taking part will be Newquay locals Josh Hughes (22), Rhys John (24) and Arron Evans (23). This will be the first time any of the 3 have taken part in any challenge like this. 

"Stoked to be taking part in such a big challenge and raising some money for a good cause!" - Arron Evans

"I've never done anything like this at all! I think the last time I rode a bike before preparing for this was when I was about 13, and even then I don't think it was for more than 10 miles. I don't even want to start thinking about the chaffage...." - Josh Hughes

"Super excited to be involved in this challenge, the last time I rode a bike before this was the Camel Trail, which is about 5 miles and that killed me" - Rhys John

 

What is Ground Swell CIC and why do we need your help?

Ground Swell is a Community Interest Company formed to provide a wide range of opportunities for young surfers aged 11 to 25yrs. Whilst based in Newquay it is already involving young people from across the UK and abroad. It aims to inspire and educate through the participants already established or developing interest in surfing. With surfing as the common thread, Ground Swell CIC provides a range of educational and work related opportunities in business start-up, surfing, surf travel, PR & marketing, global issues, preparation for work, volunteering, retail, tourism & leisure, media, ICT and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Ground Swell runs solely on donations, sponsorship and grants. Without help, Ground Swell will be unable to provide these opportunities to young people. Therefor, we are asking you to help us and please donate to this great cause!

The money raised will be used to keep Ground Swell going, and to help us provide the following projects and plans through 2014 and beyond:

  • Subsidised/Free coaching, at all ability levels, from beginner to competition
  • Providing workshops in photography, videography, social media marketing and PR, ICT, CV writing.
  • Supporting the UKPST Junior Tour, and providing subsidised transport and accommodation.
  • Providing subsidised NARS Beach Lifeguard and ISA Surf Coach Awards
  • Weekend and after school surf sessions
  • Equipment and vital maintenance/repairs
  • Other related costs, such as accountancy fees, insurance etc

 

The guys are hoping to raise £4000, hopefully the numb bums will be worth it! Please help, and donate whatever amount you can. As they say, every little helps.

 

Thank You

The Ground Swell Crew x

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