Cycle for Mellon Educate UK!

Mellon Educate UK is proud to be one of this year’s London to Brighton Cycle Ride charities. This is the UK’s largest multi-charity event of its kind, with over 4,000 participants. We know that many of you are keen cyclists, for whom 55 miles is a doddle, but this event is open to riders of all abilities and promises to be a great day out for everyone.

We have 25 places, and it is first-come, first-served, so please sign up as soon as possible! If you can’t sign-up, please join our waiting list by sending us an email and we will try and secure a place for you.

The entry cost is £55 plus a booking fee (which includes a high quality Mellon Educate cycling jersey), and you will need to set up your own Just Giving page linked to the charity.

NOTE: When you register and are asked to select an option for: I expect to complete the 55 miles in… *, please select the “I am part of a group option” so that all Mellon Riders can start together.

We ask that you set a minimum fundraising target of £199, all of which will go to support the Mellon Educate Literacy Programme in our South African classrooms Video Link. If you have signed up for the November 2022 Blitz your fundraising can go towards the 2022 Building Blitz.

Every rider will receive a Mellon Educate cycling jersey, by post, to wear on the day. Make your own way to the start at Clapham Common, off Nightingale Walk, Clapham SW4 9AH. There will be a staggered start between 06:00-10:30.

Participants will be emailed their allocated start time a few weeks before the event. There is full support for the length of the ride with water stops, first aid, mechanical support etc, and a buffet lunch awaits you at the finish line.

!! Very important!! once you have registered, please book your ride home.  The train has very limited cycle places so buses are laid on, but you must book in good time to get a seat for you and your bike. Once you have confirmed your place on the ride, you’ll be able to book a space on one of the coaches returning from Brighton to Clapham Common.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us.  We can’t wait to see you on the ride!

With very best wishes

Dominique, Jeremy & Julia

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The Mellon Educate Literacy Programme is a one-to-one reading programme for children in Mellon Educate classrooms who are struggling to learn to read and write.  Many of these children don’t have parents who can read to them or who don’t speak the languages in which the children are learning to read.  Mellon Educate trains young adult tutors to work with the most needy of children to give them a better start in life.  All funds raised will be going towards the Literacy programme in South Africa.