Bruges 3&1 | Redhill to Bruges cycle ride in 1 or 3 days
Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 June 2021
This event has been postponed from June 2020 due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic
Any existing bookings will be automatically transferred to the new date. Our three-day option is now sold out, but there will be a few remaining places for the one-day option. New bookings will be available shortly.
Both 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.
The one-day option will start its epic 134 miles on Saturday 5 June and include all the above without the stop overs 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 help us buy an inclusive wheelchair adapted mini bus to support our community projects for those in need.
Three-day option – SOLD OUT
The three-day option will leave the YMCA on Thursday 3 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.
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.
What's all the fuss about a bus?
You might be thinking ‘why is it so important to have a minibus?’, but this is vital to ensure we can reach the most vulnerable people in our community. Children and young people with disabilities often can only access our services and trips out using fully adapted transport. Elderly people living in isolated places can benefit from our Travel Fit service which provides a collection and drop off service so they can enjoy activities whilst socialising with others. Vulnerable young residents at Hillbrook House are transported by mini buses to life skills courses and personal development activities. Our Friday Night Project for young people with learning difficulties and Lifeworks Project use minibuses regularly to engage in social activities like bowling, going to the cinema or attending disability sports events.
A new YMCA Minibus purchased by sponsorship from our events will ensure that none of these groups miss out on activities and trips so please pledge your support. And don’t forget, you may have already been in one as our minibuses also take our challenge participants across the country on fundraising events!
Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you as you raise money to raise hope and opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, children and young people across East Surrey.