Over the last few years we have been encouraging members of the CVM team to complete at least one personal ‘grand challenge’ to raise funds (£1,000) to help our work continue.
With the COVID pandemic, CVM, like many charities, is facing an even tougher time than usual financially. We need to encourage all our supporters to dig deep and help us out, so we hope this BikeTub Grand Challenge is going to kickstart an amazing season of fundraising to keep CVM in the game.
On Monday 13th September, Nathan & Ben Blackaby started their incredible Grand Challenge to cycle biketub coast-to-coast across the widest point of Great Britain. They set out from St David’s in Pembrokeshire, and on Friday 17th they crossed the finish line in Lowestoft, Suffolk after an epic 400mile journey. Exhausted, aching but victorious!
Their extreme endurance ride involved more than 45 hours in the saddle, dressed as Batman & Robin, and the consumption of a vast quantity of porridge, energy gels and pot noodles. Ably assisted by Al-fred in the support van, Nathan & Ben towed the tub over many, many serious hills, along some scarily fast roads, along canal towpaths, through glorious countryside and much more.
This incredible Grand Challenge has raised a final total of £12,796, which is absolutely amazing – thank you so much to everyone who has donated, prayed for, cheered on and encouraged the guys as they have tackled this ride, the support has been just awesome. If you have been inspired by Biketub to take on your own grand challenge to raise awareness and funds for CVM, you can find out more here.