To enter please visit: www.northumbriabloodbikes.org.uk/360Challenge
This event is being organised for those of you who wish to help keep this volunteer service on the road, our running costs alone are at £5,500 per month. Your donation will help to fuel our vehicles which carry vital supplies to the local hospitals in the North of England and replenish blood supplies, 365 days a year, to the fleet of Air ambulances serving the North East and Cumbria. (this is known as the B.O.B run (Blood On Board) and was the brain child of Dr Rachel Hawes to help save lives when time is a matter of life and death with your help and the generosity of the Henry Surtees foundation the B.O.B. run will continue. The route takes you to the furthest points of the Northumbria Blood Bikes operational area that riders will cover many times during the year (the total area covered by our team is (approximately 3,317 Sq miles).
The route will showcase some of the best areas Northumberland, Durham, and Upper Teesdale have to offer - wild spectacular Landscapes, Moor and Coast, something for everyone!
The event starts and finishes either at Earl Of Zetland, Royal Quays Marina, Coble Dene, North Shield, (NE29 6DU) or from Goosepool House and Cafe, behind Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, (DL2 1NL), or from The Garage Bar & Grille, 30 Pavilion Terrace, Burnhope, Co Durham (DH7 0BN) from 8.00am onwards.
Once signed in you will be given an event card to complete on the route. A map will be available showing suggested roads to ride for spectacular views, but there are also four locations which participants must visit to complete their event card (see below), which needs to be shown at the finish for you, (and your pillion), to receive your commemorative badge.
Event locations your must visit and complete your event card:
Earl Of Zetland, Royal Quays Marina, Coble Dene, North Shield, (NE29 6DU)
Goosepool House and Cafe, behind Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, (DL2 1NL)
Tesco Hexham, Tyndale Retail Park, Alemouth Road, Hexham, (NE46 3PJ)
Tesco Berwick, Ord Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, (TD15 2XG)
The entry fee for the event is £15.00 per rider or £20.00 if you also carry a pillion. All participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive a badge, and any individual who is successful in raising £360 or more will receive a 'SPECIAL AWARD' badge in recognition of their efforts.
There is also a special 'ELITE' badge for the individual who raises the highest amount of sponsorship for the event.
All participants who take part do so at their own risk; The ride is held on public highways and all rules and regulations of the road must be strictly adhered to at all times. The organisers would like to stress that the ride is not a race; it is a fund raising treasure hunt ride to help with the running of the Northumbria Blood Bikes. It is not a lead or marshalled ride and each rider can choose their own route.