Cycling For Charity
Harlequins and The Tour de Alice :
Alsager Harlequins proved to be a tour de force after capturing the Maillot Noir, and the first place trophy, in the Alice Charity’s 2020, Tour de Alice. (The charity helps to move families in crisis forward from a dark place to a brighter future by providing a range of services and support.)
The Tour de Alice was a new, virtual event, to allow participants to take on a cycling challenge alongside the actual Tour de France, whilst helping to raise money to support vulnerable, disadvantaged families during lockdown, and giving cyclists the chance to enjoy our sport in a way that kept us, and our families safe.
Tour de Alice allowed us to take on the challenge of riding the 2156 miles of the Tour de France in our own time, whilst still keeping within all of the various social distancing rules. Taking place from 29th August to 20th September 2020, precisely the same as the Tour de France it was a real incentive to the club at a time when 'normal activities were restricted.
After initially worrying if this was possible we were soon ahead of the mileage target, so decided to go for the elevation target as well! In the end both of these targets were truly smashed and even more importantly for the charity we managed to raise over £1000, making the club the biggest single fundraiser of the whole event and securing the prestigious trophy.
Congratulations to all those that were involved and to all our friends and families who sponsored us along the way, hopefully we will be able to move on to even bigger and better events this year.
If you have enjoyed getting on your bike during lockdown then please keep your eyes open for further events as restrictions on sporting activities begin to be eased.