Bedford Park Rotary Cycle Club
The Rotary Club of Bedford Park in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Grand Union each year organise the Extra Mile Challenge, a charity cycle ride over 500 miles in France for teams of 4.
Members of the Bedford Park Rotary Club also have a cycle club that rides locally in & around Bedford just for fun.
Going the Extra Mile for people in need
Extra Mile Challenges is a Registered Charity (no.1100243) with the prime objective of donating funds to other charities. We raise funds by organising sponsored events – principally our annual 500-mile relay cycling Challenge in Europe.
Extra Mile Challenges is a limited company (by guarantee) with a board of three directors who act as trustees of the charity. As such we are subject to the usual reporting requirements of companies and also regulated by the Charity Commission.
We are a voluntary organisation with no paid staff. One important objective of the trustees is to distribute 100% of team sponsorship to charity with no deduction to pay for administration or event costs.
There will be a 2023 Extra Mile Challenge in September 2023 ( Date & Route yet to be determined)
The 2022 Challenge saw us riding @500 miles out of Dijon and onto Beaune, the ride was a great success, culminating in a Gala dinner in the Hospices de Beaune.
It is hoped that with the 2023 ride we will break the £2 million raised by the event for Charities
To avoid cross border difficulties, we will be based at a very attractive location a couple of hours from the Extra Mile base of Bedford and Milton Keynes.
We plan to cycle Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, hold a grand Gala Dinner on the Sunday evening and you will be back home by Monday lunchtime – a maximum of 1 ½ days off work.
We are looking at the best format, but will be trying to replicate as close as possible our well tried format of a marshalled and arrowed route within a great social weekend.
We will issue more details very soon.
The Extra Mile Team