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Published on April 14th, 2014 | by The Town Crier


THE LONGEST DAY CHALLENGE How far can you cycle in 24 hours?

How far do you think you could cycle in 24 hours?  This is the challenge from a group of regulars at the Chequers Inn Pub at Laddingford, near Maidstone, who hope to raise more than £16,000 for Pembury-based charity Pepenbury through a team cycling challenge called The Longest Day.

We are looking for teams to take part in this 24 hour team cycle challenge which is open to all and will take place, appropriately, on the Summer Solstice June 21. The starting point will be The Chequers Inn, Laddingford, but there is no fixed destination. However, there will be several different challenges and teams can choose their own goal.

The challenges are as follows:

  • Furtherest distance as the crow flies
    Plan, prepare and see how far away your team can get as the crow flies.
  • Furtherest distance in road miles

Again, pretty straightforward, just put your cleats in the pedals and ride

  • Longest loop in road miles

For those who want to turn up, do the event and get back to the start

  • Most unusual destination

You don’t have to necessarily cycle like a lunatic. You could opt for finding somewhere weird and stop

  • Most unusual location en route

Anyone could win this. Assuming you participate, a good picture of somewhere unusual could bag you top spot

  • Most countries visited

Photographic evidence of every country visited is expected if you are mad enough to go for this one

For the toughest riders it will be about endurance and distance. For some the biggest kudos will come from cycling the longest distance challenge. Others may want to consider the most unusual destination or the unusual location challenges. Photographic evidence of each team’s location must be provided within 24 hours of finishing the event.
Each team must have four members and the event is limited to 40 teams. Entrance costs £25 per person.
The Chequers have their own team of 20 plus cycling enthusiasts, the Chequers Racers who are organising the challenge. This year we are delighted they have created this new event to support Pepenbury with the aim of raising £16,438 – the amount of money we need per day to keep running our services for people with learning and other disabilities.

To enter a team or find out more information see: http://www.longestday24hr.co.uk/home.html


Useful Contacts:

Event organisers from the Chequers Inn Racers

Colin Miller. Email: colin.miller@capitatracing.com

Mobile: 07500032148. Home: 01622873380. Work: 02076208201


Chequers Inn Pub.

Charles Lever landlord and wife Tracey Barnes.

The Street, Laddingford, Maidstone, Kent ME18 6BP

Phone:01622 871266

Mobile: 07702 741946 (Tracey)

Email: tracey.l.barnes@btinternet.com

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