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Challenge Yourself for FoodCycle in 2015

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It’s February. It’s cold. And putting those New Year’s resolutions into practice doesn’t seem particularly appealing, considering the arctic temperatures that have descended across the country.

But never fear, for help is at hand in the form of FoodCycle Challenge Events! Whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, take up a new hobby or meet new people, we’ve got the perfect event for you. From 5km fun-runs to our 5-day London to Paris cycle ride, there’s something for everyone, whatever kind of challenge you’re looking for and however you want to make the most of 2015.

Here are just some of the challenge events you can get involved in to raise money for FoodCycle today!

The Super Hero Run is a 5km or 10km running event that takes place in London’s beautiful Regent’s Park every summer. This year it’ll be held on Sunday 17th May 2015, so there’s plenty of time to get back in shape. Registration is only £22 and you get to keep your superhero outfit afterwards! (Did we mention you get to dress up as a superhero…?)

London to Paris is a 5-day cycling event that takes you on a beautiful journey through the English and French countryside all the way to the Eiffel Tower. Trips leave on 11th June and 15th July and over 100 people are expected to take part in each, making this a really great option for groups and solo riders alike. Comprehensive support is offered throughout the ride, so there’s no need to worry about carrying your stuff, pumping your tires or taking your bike home afterwards.

London to Brighton is a fantastic cycling event taking place on Sunday 6th September. Over 1,000 people take part in this incredible 54-mile cycle, which takes you from South London through the classic English landscape to the iconic seaside town of Brighton. Registration is only £40 with a fundraising target of £100 and we’ll be there every step of the way to help you exceed this target.

The Colour Run is surely one of the best events in the FoodCycle calendar. The idea is simple: wear white at the start and walk, jog, run or skip your way around the 5km so that you’re covered in paint by the end! There are no winners – the idea is just to have fun and let your hair down. Dates have been confirmed for Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast but check the website to make sure you secure a place in the London, Brighton or Sunderland events!

Great Swims are perfect if running or cycling isn’t really your thing. They take place around the country, so you could be swimming in a Loch, a lake, a quay or a sea! From half a mile (about 32 lengths) to a full 5 miles, there’s a race for everyone. Entries start from £23 and make for a perfect day out with friends or colleagues. And all in aid of FoodCycle!

The Spartan Race is an incredible obstacle course that challenges participants to walk, jog, run, sprint, climb and jump their way to the finish line. You’ll get covered in mud and have an amazing day out no matter which distance you choose (they range from 3 miles to a half marathon) and you’re guaranteed to put your stamina, determination and team-working skills to the test.

The Three Peaks Challenge is a real test of participants’ endurance and stamina as they climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. It’s no surprise that this is the most popular mountaineering event in the UK – it really is the perfect once-in-a-lifetime challenge event.

Land’s End to John O’Groats is the furthest possible distance in the UK, and this event is sure to push even the most avid cyclist to their limit. From the rocky cliffs of Land’s End to the Lochs of Great Glen, this challenge takes participants over 1,000 miles in 12 days. If you’re ready to take on some serious training, this is surely the ultimate FoodCycle challenge event and will raise thousands of pounds to help us serve meals across the country.

Why take on the challenge? Here are five very good reasons to sign up with FoodCycle.

1. Do it for the cause. By raising funds for FoodCycle you’ll help us take further action against the coexistence of food waste and food poverty – something we all agree is ridiculous.

2. Do it for yourself. Signing up for a challenge event today will provide you with the perfect motivation to improve your fitness, achieve personal goals and make memories that will last a lifetime tomorrow!

3. Make a tangible difference. Our projects have a strong local impact, providing the tangible benefit of weekly three-course meals. Join our movement and come see for yourself!

4. It’s relevant. A cycle for FoodCycle? Sounds like it was meant to be! Choose from London to Brighton, London to Paris and the incredible Land’s End to John O’Groats – the furthest possible distance in the UK!

5. We’ll support you all the way. Our fundraising team will provide you with all the tools and equipment you need to exceed your sponsorship target. From tips to t-shirts – we’ve got all you’ll need and more!

So what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up today!

Or get in touch [email protected] call 020 7729 2775.

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