18th June 2018 / Comments (0)

The Double Downs Cycle Challenge

The South Downs National Park will play host to Walking With The Wounded’s latest challenge on Saturday 1st September 2018: The Double Downs.

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This one-day, 64-mile off-road cycling challenge, could be your opportunity to take on the famous chalk hills from Winchester to Queen Elizabeth II Country Park. You will ride alongside inspirational wounded servicemen and women – including some who have been part of the charity’s expedition teams to the North Pole, South Pole and Everest.

The Double Downs Challenge is is an out and back course taking riders out to Beacon Hill before turning for home.

By taking on the challenge, you will raise funds to support the UK’s most at-risk veterans. They could be suffering from physical, mental and social challenges. You contribution will help them reintegrate into society to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

As an Ambassador for WWTW, I’m always keen to support events to help raise funds to support my fellow veterans back to the workplace. The Double Downs promises to be a tough, but fun, day out on the bike in the wonderful setting of the South Downs National Park. I hope that many people are inspired to join me on this ride. Remember, two riders raising £250 each will fund one veteran through a 12-session course of Head Start, WWTW’s Mental Health Programme. See you on September 1st in Winchester!Jaco van Gass

WWTW’s Ambassador, Jaco van Gass – current British Para Cycling Champion – will be riding the Double Downs.

Entry Details

It costs £50 to enter the Double Downs. You will also need to raise £250 each to go to the Charity. There is a JustGiving page dedicated to the event (details when purchasing tickets).

Your Double Downs entry includes:

  • Hot Breakfast including coffee/tea
  • Rider support throughout the event
  • Feed stations on the route
  • Marshall support at key junctions
  • Post-ride Hog Roast BBQ (vegetarian options also).

Bring a buddy, raise £250 each, to put one wounded veteran through WWTW’s Head Start Mental Health Programme.

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The Double Downs promises plenty of this.

Get involved! Ride in support of our wounded veterans

Walking With The Wounded Event Manager Andy Sloan said: “This is a fantastic new challenge for fundraisers to show their support for the men and women who served their country and have endured far more serious ups and downs. It’s going to be a tough, but immensely rewarding and uplifting, event for everyone taking part and feature the camaraderie we pride ourself on for WWTW events.”

Entries are now open and can be made at: https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/Events/17

Last modified: 18th June 2018