Red Cycle Update
We would like to congratulate them on their incredible feat and commend them on raising over £4,000 for the charity, RedR, an international disaster relief organisation. The money will be used to train aid workers and provide skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes worldwide, helping to save and rebuild the lives of people affected by natural and man-made disasters.
RedR UK was founded in 1980 following Peter Guthrie’s experiences working in a refugee camp during the Vietnamese Boat People crises. Peter, an engineer, realised no real system was in place to deploy engineers to disasters. This led to his idea for a Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR). However, RedR became much more than just a register of engineers, with a UK training programme starting in 1991, and just before the dawn of the millennium, RedR’s first international training, a Security Management Workshop, took place in Tirana, Albania. To find out more about RedR and how you can help, check out their homepage here.
The Red Cycle is a 1,310 mile bike ride around the UK to raise money for the charity, RedR
Why did I start The Red Cycle idea?
[David] Was it the challenge, a mid life crisis or just the desire to do something to raise some money for a charity which does a lot of good but gets very little support? I think it was a little of each of these. I have watched all the TV programmes raising money, the challenges they do and have finally decided I want to do some of that.
I am lucky to have worked in a brillant industry for 20 odd years, meeting many people and making great friends, so why not join all those things together. So next September, with the support of my family and friends, I am cycling around the UK,1,310 miles over 16 days and visiting 16 towns. I hope that I can encourage people, especially those working in the construction industry, to come out and join me on different legs of this journey. I want to show that the industry as a whole can come together to support the RedR charity.
RedR is an international disaster relief charity which trains aid workers and provides skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes worldwide, helping to save and rebuild the lives of people affected by natural and man-made disasters.
SO JOIN THE JOURNEY, READ THE LATEST POSTS AND PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS … YOU MAY EVEN LEARN SOMETHING NEW AND INTERESTING ALONG THE WAY! THE RED CYCLE FACE BOOK PAGE HAS LOTS MORE CONTENT INCLUDING VIDEOS…
Contact To contact David Fitzpatrick and the team behind organising The Red Cycle
website: www.theredcycle.co.uk or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
twitter: @theredcycle or
- Day 1 (20th September 2013) Hemel Hempstead to Northampton via Leighton Buzzard, Woburn, Milton Keynes and Horton (60 miles)
- Day 2 Northampton to Nottingham via Husbands Bosworth, Great Bowdon and Melton Mowbray (67 miles)
- Day 3 Nottingham to Leeds via Arnold, Otterton, Retford, Bawtry, Thorne, Selby and Garforth (90 miles)
- Day 4 Leeds to Newcastle via Towton, Tadcaster, Wetherby, Harrogate, Ripon, Leyburn and Stanhope (100 miles)
- Day 5 Newcastle to Edinburgh via Corbridge, Otterburn, Carter Bar, Hawick, Mountbenger and Innerleithen (105 miles)
- Day 6 Edinburgh to Glasgow via Biggar, Lanark, Strathaven and Hamilton (62 miles)
- Day 7 Glasgow to Carlisle via Abington, Lockerbie, Annan, Gretna and Longtown (105 miles)
- Day 8 Carlisle to Lancaster via Kirkoswald, Penrith, Shap, Orton, Tebay, Kirkby and Lonsdale (80 miles)
- Day 9 Lancaster to Crewe (87 miles)
- Day 10 Crewe to Droitwich via Andlem, Market Drayton, Telford, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Kidderminster (78 miles)
- Day 11 Droitwich to Cardiff via Worcester, Bromyard, Hereford, Monmouth, Usk and Newport (97 miles)
- Day 12 Cardiff to Bristol via Newport, Chepstow and Thornbury (54 miles)
- Day 13 Bristol to Southampton via Yate, Chippenham, Devizes, Ludgershall, Andover and Romsey (95 miles)
- Day 14 Southampton to Brighton via Romsey, Winchester, Petersfield, Midhurst, Petworth, Billingshurst, Cowfold, Henfield and Lancing (71 miles)
- Day 15 Brighton to Canterbury via Bexhill, Hastings, Rye, New Romney, Hythe and Whitstable (87 miles)
- Day 16 (5th October 2013) Canterbury to Kings Cross, London (72 miles)