Sunday 20 June 2021

A unique 130 mile cycling challenge



This is our Schools block-booking Registration channel.

The information below is for Schools wishing to
participate in the event.


The Thames Head Challenge is open to all Schools, Charities and good causes.

Our references to Schools include any of the entities below: 
•    Special Schools

•    Primary Schools
•    Secondary Schools

•    INCLUDING Specific School Funding Projects

The Thames Head Challenge is an excellent opportunity for Schools to enlist keen, adventurous and energetic supporters in the goal of raising funds for their School. 

The Royal Agricultural University, our magnificent Finish Venue in Cirencester, affords a large, private and safe space for picnics and games on grass.  It is the perfect spot for all non-riding supporters to join us for a magical and fun-filled afternoon culminating in a BIG welcome home for the Riders.

We will be delighted if your School joins us in this, the inaugural Thames Head Challenge 2021, linking schools along the 130miles of the beautiful Thames corridor.

The Thames Head Challenge is completely unique in concept but totally familiar in format as a one-day Charity Bike Ride.  Seeing the Thames from end2end, either as a Soloist or a Relay Team Rider, gives supporters a truly great event to take part in. It is an event which will be talked about for many months afterwards, by all those involved on the day.

Our goal is to stage for your School an event which is not only immense fun for your Riders but, is a total success from a School fundraising viewpoint.  As Organisers, we will help you along the way with media input in terms of promotional images, media copy and other marketing materials. 

On every day leading up to the event, we are here and available to support your School to make the very most of this excellent fundraising opportunity!

In particular, your School Package comprises:
•    School Places available in blocks of 4 [4 Riders]
•    The cost per Place equates to £59 [£236 for 4 Riders]
•    One FREE Place is available for every 12 Places taken up by Riders
•    Places can be allocated to Solo Riders and/or Teams of 2, 3 or 4 Riders

NOTE:    4 Places can be secured by a DEPOSIT ONLY payment of £65

Your School will be: 
•    identified as a Participating School in the Event
•    given access to marketing images, video and promotional media copy
•    included in promotional material shared with all media channels  

Additionally, your School will be invited to: 
•    attend the START in Putney to support your own Riders
•    take a Rider support pitch in Wallingford – at the Mid-Ride Point
•    be special guests of ours - the Organisers - on the Event Day 


In summary, the benefits of participating include:

  • Fundraising opportunities for your School and its activities

  • Typically, Riders in similar events raise as much as £500

We will look after your supporting Riders and parents [and their children] in the way you would wish us to, providing for them, as well as your own Support Team and indeed everyone, a safe, unforgettable and joyous experience on the day!

Schools can register their School Places online.
There is a short form to complete as part of the Registration process.

Further information will be requested by email from the person named as the Registrant for the School.

At Registration, Schools can elect to pay either:
•    in FULL or by DEPOSIT ONLY with our instalment plan

•    Online by card or 
•    Request an invoice for settlement within 14days


Charity Bike Rides, as Organisers, have partnered with MY RACING PIG to process Registrations and online card payments for the 2021 Thames Head Challenge.

Invoices will be issued by Charity Bike Rides and sent to the email address provided by the School's Event Registrant.  

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