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Sunday, 19 April, was to be the day when hundreds of cyclists rode ‘On Your Bike.’
Gravesend Rotary’s famous ride must now become 2021 and this will be the first year in 34 years when On Your Bike rider wheelpower has not raised funds for charities.
BUT THAT IS NOT QUITE CORRECT! Riders had already sent in their entry donations for On Your Bike 2020 for the original date and -- on being asked -- have said please keep those donations for charity.
Gravesend Rotary has just presented £1,000 to Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Services helped by their generosity. Many thanks!
This charity urgently needs funds through the extra demands of the virus emergency and the effects of lockdown. But at the same time they have drastic loss of regular income and cancelling of fund raising events. They also operate the Kent Dementia Helpline and have responded hundreds of extra contacts.
You can help them now by texting ‘2020OYB’ (twenty twenty OYB) to 70470 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message. See our Help Them page.
We have left our details throughout here so you can see what a great event this is!
Organised for 34
years by The Rotary Club of Gravesend
Our hopes of achieving the ride for September have now definitely gone and we apologise for not updating this web site sooner.
We did email our rider contacts about the move to next year and contacted those who had already entered.
As much as there has been Club riding and some events actually taking place again, with an event like On Your Bike with hundreds of riders we have extra responsibilities in the ongoing emergency to families, onlookers and the public throughout the day.
Also we must meet the requirements of the local authorities and emergency services who are protecting us.
We have been holding online meetings to continue to draw up plans that will work. If you have any suggestions on this please do let us know via our Contact page.
Again thank you for your support and generosity. Keep in touch and keep safe.
Thanks to our riders we are able to provide help and progress. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to hand over the maximum possible to help.
But we also need to recognise help from all these people:
Local Rotary and Lions clubs, Gravesend Cyclists Touring Club, Medway Raynet.
We also have support from Inner Wheel, Tri the Bike Shop, Lancaster Interiors, Singlewell Stationery,
and Gravesham Borough Council.
This year again we are pleased to work with Gullands (solicitors) and Nuffield Health Medway, Gravesend & Dartford Cycle Forum and the Cyclopark at Gravesend.
IMPORTANT FOR YOU. Remember that you must give your number at each check point you reach. Please do!
Gravesend Rotary Service Fund Charity No. 271330..