Archive for March, 2015

£1200 Raised for Appleby Scouts

Following the Eden Valley Epic Sportive, donations from riders and from EPIC KIDZ Charity came to a grand total of £1200. They are currently working to rebuild their 40 year old wooden scout EDENhut so the event donation will be a great help. Thanks to all the riders and also to the scouts for manning the food stop. They were working towards their ‘fundraising badge’ so hopefully they all passed and will be awarded the badge, given the fantastic total! Thanks again for your epic support, you all continue to make a difference.



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£3500 to National Park for footpath repair, Grassguards, Lake District

As part of our ongoing support for footpaths repair, £3500 has been donated to repair a section of footpath on the Lakeland 100 route, close to Grassguards. We will also be installing a new wooden L100footbridge to replace the rotten one currently there.

The National Park have thanked us by agreeing to a small plaque, referring to the donation and the Lakeland 100.

Competition time, please email with a quote which best sums up the event, 25 words maximum. You have until this Friday 20th March, the winner will have their quote and their name added, making you part of the history forever.

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£1000 to Kids With Cancer UK

The Firefighters 2UP Duathlon took place Sunday March 15th, £1000 has been donated to Children With Cancer UK. logoChildren with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers.  Around 3,600 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Their aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.


We are hoping to double this figure at our Ironman triathlon charity fundraiser, Thursday 26th March in Chorley, David Lloyd Fitness Centre. Visit our site:

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£250 donated to COLT junior triathlon club

_MG_4241The Junior section of COLT (City of Lancaster Triathlon) are now 60 strong and range from 8 year olds learning new skills through games through to Elite 17 and 18 year olds. The club currently has 5 members on the Pentathlon England talent Program and 2 members in the NW Triathlon Academy. COLT Juniors run three events per year at Salt Ayre, a junior Aquathlon, a Triathlon and a Duathlon. All events are part of the North West Series. The club partners Carnforth Otters ASC who provide swim training, Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics club for Run Training and Cogset Cycling for the bike. In 2014 COLT won the North West Club Championship. Membership fees are only £10 to encourage widening participation and the club has just raised funds to purchase a fleet of bikes for the juniors. A payment of £250 was given towards helping purchase tri-suits.

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