The tour de Y was a national YMCA event which saw lots of different YMCAs take part in various cycling related activities to coincide with the Tour de France.
Reigate & Redhill YMCA’s event saw the group take on the challenge of riding the Downs Way link from Guildford to Hove – just over 37 miles!
A lot of the riders had never ridden this far before, so we started with group training rides. The young people we work with were keen to do longer rides on Sundays, so this was a perfect opportunity for them to achieve this. With help from Raven Housing who put £400 towards the event, the young people were not only able to achieve the ride, but are now talking about their next challenge!