Wheels for Change is an annual fundraising cycling challenge, led by Barclays colleagues to
raise money for charity. The 2017 event will take place in September and Barclays employees are
invited to take part and raise money for charity.
Employees can sign up to cycle the 100km London sportive taking place on 8 September 2017 in support of The Prince's Trust.
The Prince's Trust, one of Barclays' UK charity partners, helps young people to develop key skills, confidence and motivation to move into employment, education or training through programmes that provide practical and financial support.
As part of Barclays’ Citizenship strategy, the Shared Growth Ambition, we are focused on supporting access to employability for all. By working with organisations like The Prince’s Trust we are able to support the next generation in getting the skills and support they need, ultimately helping them to build stronger futures for themselves and their families.
Employees can sign up to cycle the 100km London sportive taking place on 8 September 2017
in support of The Prince's Trust.
Leaving the Olympic Park and exiting suburbia close to the Hainault Country Park we'll cross the South Weald North of Brentwood and ride towards Roxwell where the route picks up on the 2014 Stage 3 Tour de France route through Essex. We'll pass through pretty villages such as Roxwell and Fyfield before dropping through North Weald and the edge of Epping Forest. The route then passes through Epping itself closely followed by Theydon Bois, Loughton and Woodford before returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a well-earned lap of honour outside the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK VELODROME, LONDON
8 SEPTEMBER 2017
2,430 FT CLIMBING
In the build up to the ride, we will be providing you with ideas and tools to build your training plan, eat healthily for this demanding physical challenge, and tips on how to motivate yourself. The more prepared you are for the sportive, the more you will be able to enjoy the ride, the atmosphere and the scenery. So don't delay - start small and work up to the big ride.
The Wheels for Change Cycling sportive is open to all keen cyclists aged 18 years or over. The event is approximately 100km so we require everyone to have trained and be confident that they can complete the course.
If you have a disability, and you require someone to assist with your personal needs, we ask that you bring a Personal Assistant (PA) with you. Please ensure you indicate this on your registration form or notify us by email in advance of the event so we can ensure access for them on the day.
A profile of the sportive route can be found above. While the route will be marshalled and sign posted, you and your PA will be responsible for the successful navigation of the course.
Interested in cycling but can't use a conventional bicycle? There are many alternatives to the old-fashioned upright 2 wheeled bikes, such as handcycles, recumbent bicycles and tandem bikes that can enable disabled people to enjoy the sport of cycling. If you are interested in trying out any of these alternatives in order to take part in the Wheels for Change sportive, you can get in touch with Leonard Cheshire Disability, a UK Charity, who are experts in cycling accessibility. They can put you in touch with local cycling partners for you to train with. These local equipment providers may be able to arrange to have an appropriate bike transported to the event, for little to no charge. To contact Leonard Cheshire, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3242 0239.
LCD is a UK registered charity that provides services which are designed to meet the needs and priorities of disabled people. LCD operates over 200 local services and projects, including cycling events. For further information, visit their website at https://www.leonardcheshire.org