An incredible challenge!
In 2019 #teamStS from Sofa to Saddle entered 21 riders in the 100 mile Prudential Ride London 100, which took place on 4th August. Half of those were novice riders. The remaining riders were our regular Ride Leaders and members of Sofa to Saddle who had been on hand to act as mentors and offer support, guidance and advice to those novices throughout their training and on the ride itself.
Every rider completed the event successfully.
During the build-up to the event, and at the subsequent celebration fundraiser, just under £11,000 was raised for Leukaemia Care.
The intention was to continue #teamStS at the Prudential Ride London 100 event annually. Unfortunately the 2020 event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we are not currently sure if there will be a similar event in the future, as the Prudential Ride London 100 has now been cancelled indefinitely. We will look in to the future of #teamStS, and how we can continue with the program in due course.
#teamStS is an extension of Sofa to Saddle, a hugely successful social, friendly bike riding group in West Malling with around 300 registered members ranging from 10 to 76 years of age. Sofa to Saddle’s aims are: to bring newcomers to bike riding, encourage fitness, improved lifestyle and general wellbeing, and, through #teamStS, raising much needed funds for smaller charities (in 2019 for Leukaemia Care, a national blood cancer support charity. Leukaemia Care is dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the correct information, advice, guidance and support).
Sponsorship opportunities and partnerships with #teamStS.
To ease the fundraising burden from the #teamStS riders, who have a huge challenge ahead of them, we will be holding a number of fundraising events, both before and after Ride London, as well as selling various items through West Malling Cycles for which the proceeds will go to our chosen charity. We are carefully selecting local and national businesses to approach for financial or material donations to the cause, in exchange for high visibility promotion to our members and other local followers as well as the wider cycling community, both locally and country-wide. Promotion will be in the following forms:
Logo on #teamStS cycling jerseys (confirmation needed by end of May for inclusion).
Logo on #teamStS West Malling Cycles vehicle(s)
Back Link on #teamStS Supporters page on the West Malling Cycles website
Back Link on #teamStS Supporters page on the Sofa to Saddle website
Promotion of your products or services in West Malling Cycles workshop
Promotion on Facebook and Twitter social media channels for Sofa to Saddle
Promotion on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels for West Malling Cycles
Promotion on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels for our chosen charity
Opportunity to promote your products or services at #teamStS fundraising meal
Opportunity to promote your products or services at #teamStS fundraising quiz night
Opportunity to promote your products or services at #teamStS congratulations fundraising event
For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Tim Watling on 07840 964004 or email email@example.com
Our 2019 fundraising page is here: