UK End to End | FAQs - Common Questions | Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle
 

FAQs. Answered

When does the event take place?

UK End2End takes place from Saturday 31 August to Tuesday 10 September 2013 starting at Land’s End and finishing at John O’Groats.

What’s included?

– 100+ miles per day – 8-9 hours in the saddle – 10 days!
– Fully inclusive event – you just need to cycle!
– Daily signed, marshalled route with embedded cycle guides.
– Professional event team supporting you all the way.
– Mixed accommodation – tented village camping, hotel and B&B.
– Specifically tailored cycling menus – lunch & dinner.
– High energy morning and afternoon snack stops.
– Training plan, nutritional advice and pre-event support.

How do I apply for a place in End2End?

Entries for End2End are open now. Apply for your place at ukend2end.com. During registration, choose to support The Hunger Project as your charity partner. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a fundraising pack and training guide from The Hunger Project.

How much money do I have to raise?

There are two different options that you can choose upon registration:

Option 1 – Minimum sponsorship:
– Registration fee: £299
– Minimum fundraising: £3,500
We will need to receive at least £1,700 of your fundraising at least 10 weeks before the event (30 March 2013) and the balance 4 weeks after the challenge (16 July 2013).

Option 2 – Mixed funding:
- Registration fee: £299
– Second payment: £999
– Minimum fundraising: £1,800

Your second payment of £999 and at least £1,000 of your fundraising will be due 10 weeks before the event (30 March 2013) and the balance 4 weeks after the challenge (16 July 2013).

In both options 60% of your fundraising will be received as a donation to The Hunger Project. | Start Fundraising

What difference will my sponsorship make?

UK End 2 End alongside our Moonriders Series cycling events makes up a large part of our organised event fundraising for The Hunger Project in 2013. Your support will go a huge way to give those in the poorest rural communities in the developing world a hand-up! We don’t hand out food – we invest in people so that they can begin to end their own hunger themselves.

  • £20 supplies one family with seeds and fertiliser
  • £30 supplies one family with proper tools to plant and harvest their crops
  • £65 provides two months of nutritional supplements for the nursery school meal programme at one of our epicentres
  • £160 provides a series of training programmes on using food processing equipment and techniques to preserve and store food for the dry season
  • £300 provides enough money to start a small scale irrigation project to support rural women farmers
  • £600 supplies small farmers with tools and training for cultivation in community growing schemes
  • £1200 provides basic foodbank supplies to ensure a community begins a food security programme (sacks, storage racks and fumigation)
  • £1800 enables an entire epicentre community to purchase a range of food processing equipment

What kind of support will The Hunger Project give me?

‘Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have been so massively supportive before, during and after this challenge, because gosh it was a challenge!’ Read more comments from 2012 Hunger Project Challengers

You are very important to us! When you join Team Hunger you will be supported throughout your entire event experience but please remember we aren’t a big charity (just 2 UK staff) and prefer as much money as possible to go to programmes rather than UK resources.

In addition to our initial fundraising pack, we’ll send you regular newsletters with tips to help you prepare for the big day. And if that isn’t enough, we will give support at the start of the challenge and offer a well-deserved congratulations at the end. Contact mark.speirs@thp.org or call Mark on 07595 222354 if you have any further questions.

Am I fit enough?

This challenge requires a high level of fitness, the more time you get in the saddle and on the road the more you will enjoy the experience! We will support you with a full training guide.

What kind of bike do I use?

The route will take place on roads so a road/racer style bike is best suited and will make the ride easier. Alternatively you could use a touring/hybrid with slick tyres.

What happens if I get injured?

If you are injured while training we recommend you contact your GP or a specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to take part. If you do need to withdraw you will need to notify the event organisers as soon as possible. Please let Team Hunger know that you will not be taking part.

If you get injured during the challenge, you will be supported by roaming medics and an experienced event crew who will be on-hand to help you out if needed.

Further questions

If you have any further questions that aren’t answered here, then get in touch with Mark at The Hunger Project Challenge Event Team on 07595 222354 or e-mail: mark.speirs@thp.org

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