We cannot thank you enough for making Saturday so special, you did Nelson proud and as organisers we think it was our favourite event so far. Every one of you is a hero and you really are helping to make a huge difference in helping CALM reduce male suicide and the stigma surrounding the subject.
There was over just over 800 riders on the road and some legendary stories amongst the peleton – from Rhys and Kayleigh Cooke aged 7 and 10 who completed 25miles and raised over £100, and many riders who rode their first ever 100 miles. Truly brilliant.
The weather was incredible and seeing so many smiling faces made all the hard work truly worth it. You have helped us create such a positive legacy for Nelson, in such sad circumstances. Thank you so much everyone of you.
We will be sending a full thank you email out to everyone in the next few days, with a rough total raised and a round up of all info from the day. For now please bask in the glory if your ride times and photos below, and get those feet up.
We have to say a MASSIVE thank you to all the partners and sponsors that help make this event happen, with out them nothing would be possible, so a huge high five to: Vans Footwear, Knight Frank, Madison, Andy Cook Cycling, Vita Coco coconut water and Charge Bikes. Plus a massive thanks to the Pratt Family, the caterers, Ivan’s Coffee, Pimhill Farm for the muesli, Gary Harris Bike Mechanics, Sportive Photo, Results Base, the Army for running the bar, Dale Stiling for the awesome jersey design, Harry Lodge at Halo Sports, Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones and all the amazing friends and volunteers who make the event happen. Without them nothing would be possible. I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone, sorry!
Without our tireless volunteers we wouldn’t have a hope of pulling this event off. From the registration staff, to the feed station crews, the army guys for running the bar, Rod and guys on the farm, to all the people who helped bake food and hand out goodie bags (CALM founder Jane Powell did another 5 hour shift at this!)
Our event ambassadors also deserve a special mention – Olympic medalist Jenny Jones, and Commonwealth Gold medalist Alex Dowsett.
If you have any feedback on the event (good or bad!) please send us an email through this website.
THANK YOU AGAIN FROM CALM, you are really making a difference in tackling male suicide – the biggest single killer of young men in the UK.
Cheerio for now and thanks a million from all the NTDTV Team!