Bruges 3&1 | Redhill to Bruges cycle ride in 1 or 3 days
Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June 2022

Due to travel restrictions being lifted very close to this event and the uncertainty surrounding this, we have taken the difficult decision to move this event to 2022.

Even if you’ve not been on your bike for a few years or always wanted to start cycling, we can get you started and even get you to Bruges!

Join us on this wonderful 160-mile road cycle from Redhill to the stunning city of Bruges! We offer free training in the lead-up to the event and will guide you on all aspects of cycling, from cycling on roads to what gear to wear and advice on the right bike to use. We will ensure you gain all the skills you need to make this an event to remember.

Want to raise the bar a little? Then do it in ONE day, the choice is yours. Both 3 and 1-day options are fully supported and the cost of the trip includes free training, all travel, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, commemorative medal and bespoke YMCA Bruges 3&1 cycle shirt. All bikes and luggage will be transported back to the YMCA for you to pick up on Sunday evening.

3 day option | Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 June 2022

The three-day option will leave the YMCA on Thursday 2 June and start its 160-mile ride by heading to the picturesque town of Tenterden where you will spend the night before departing to Dover to board the ferry over to historic Dunkirk. On arrival, the next part of the route travels through Northern France into Belgium at finishing in the remarkable and beautiful city of Ypres where you will be able to experience the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Following a night in Ypres, you will make your way across Belgium to the city of Bruges and witness its beautiful canals and cobbled streets. After a well-deserved night out in Bruges, the next day you will travel on Eurostar back to London.

Cost – £465

Includes all transport, support, hotel accommodation, Eurostar, YMCA Bruges 3&1 cycle shirt and medal.

Pledge to raise £500 to transform young peoples lives in East Surrey through our Life Change fund (see below).

1 day option | Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 June 2022

The one-day option will start its epic 134 miles on Saturday 4 June and include all the above without the stopovers as you hard-corers will be doing this all in one day! If you are already thinking of it, then you are fit enough and we urge you to take on this remarkable challenge.

Cost – £299

Includes all transport, support, hotel accommodation, Eurostar, YMCA Bruges 3&1 cycle shirt and medal.

Pledge to raise £500 to transform a young person’s life in East Surrey through our Life Change fund (see below).

Training

We will lead a variety of cycling sessions that are tailored to build mileage for each of our cycling challenge events. Rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event.

Pledge to raise £500 to transform young lives in East Surrey!

The Pandemic has been really tough for all young people but even more so for those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. All money raised from our 2021 challenge events will go towards our new Life Change Fund. This fund will support a range of YMCA services, projects and programmes to address these needs and help young people build the resilience, belief and confidence to overcome the challenges they face.

Here are just a few of our projects that the Life Change Fund will support:

  • New £1.5m housing scheme in Horley for 12 young people aged 18+
  • New youth work offer reaching over 1,000 young people aged 11–19
  • New emotional wellbeing and mental health service supporting over 2,300 young people
  • YMCA Young Volunteers Project

Find out more about our Life Change Fund and the projects you will be supporting

Any amount you can raise will help to transform young lives in the local area, so please consider fundraising for us.

If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download an official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey towards the Life Change Fund.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you with ideas.

Find out more

Please contact the Challenge Events team to find out more about this event.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

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