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10th Anniversary Sponsored Cycle supporting "Miriam's Vision"

The MHMT Sponsored Cycle raised over £30,000!

Funds raised support the MHMT's education resource, "Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings". Click here to find out more.

This one-day event with three distance options between Oxford and London's Tavistock Square, was a triumph in so many ways! Our 50+ cyclists included Miriam’s friends from primary and secondary schools, from youth club and work, neighbours and those who had never met her.

The friendliness and goodwill was palpable, particularly when the riders came together at the Reception at the BMA. Old friendships were renewed and new ones made. This is exactly as Miriam would have wished.

The courtyard at the BMA was opened for our use - the same courtyard where those severely injured by the bus bomb received life-saving care before they could be sent to hospital. One of the doctors was with us at the Reception.

We were joined by Gill Hicks for the last eight miles of the ride. Gill is a survivor of the bombings and is a double (leg) amputee. She works for peace and set herself ten challenges for the 10th anniversary. One of them was to join the MHMT cyclists on a hand-powered bike for the first time. With her determination she led a group of riders triumphantly into Tavistock Square.

The goodwill of those who are supportive is priceless. So many were involved, from the cyclists, to the organisers, Cycle Friendly, to those who provided hospitality along the route and the supporters who came to cheer the cyclists over the finish line at Tavistock Square gardens.

And then there are those who sponsored our cyclists, without whom the event would have been pointless! Thanks to the generosity of a corporate sponsor the entire proceeds of the ride, in sponsorships and donations, benefits the MHMT and "Miriam's Vision".

Thank you to one and all for your valued support.

 

Here is the info that was on this page before the event.

Cyclists: Download A4 sponsorship form here if you want to go traditional! Or set up your JustGiving page here

Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

This one-day challenge was custom designed for the MHMT by Cycle Friendly

The route includes lots of places that were special to Mim. Click here for the full description, stats and to download the route on Garmin Connect

Three distance options to challenge different abilities!
Oxford (65m) - Marlow (40m) - Golders Green (8m) to Tavistock Square

All three distance options include:
On Sunday 01 July:
3pm onwards: Refreshments, including light meal hosted at North Western Reform Synagogue, Golders Green, London
4.30pm onwards: Finishing line in Tavistock Square gardens
5pm onwards: Tea reception at BMA House

First aid, mechanical support and maps
Excluded: Insurance, bicycle, helmet, safety gear

Option 1: Oxford to Tavistock Square
65 miles approx
Cyclists 18+
8.30am leave Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford to BMA House, Tavistock Square, London
Registration fee £50
Minimum sponsorship target £250 by 31 July
Included: Breakfast, refreshments en route, training guide, fundraising tips
Optional: Free transport, cyclists + bikes, 6.45am Golders Green, London to Oxford Brookes by 8am

Option 2: Marlow to Tavistock Square
40 miles approx
Cyclists 18+
11am leave Marlow, Buckinghamshire to BMA House, Tavistock Square, London
Registration fee £50
Minimum sponsorship target £250 by 31 July
Included: Breakfast, refreshments en route, training guide, fundraising tips
Optional: Free transport, cyclists + bikes, 9.15am Golders Green, London to Marlow by 10.30am

Option 3: Golders Green to Tavistock Square
8 miles approx
Cyclists 18+ and 14-18 accompanied by a parent or guardian
4.30pm leave North Western Reform Synagogue, Golders Green, London to BMA House, Tavistock Square, London
No registration fee
Donation of £50 by 26 June
Supporters can sponsor you on our Option 3 JustGiving group page here, or any cyclist can set up their own page here:

Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

  
A personalised route from Oxford, where Mim spent happy times, through NW London where she lived, to Tavistock Square

 



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