Grab your helmet and get yourself into gear, because registration for this year’s Pedal Against Poverty sponsored bike ride is now open!
This year’s Pedal Against Poverty will take place on Sunday, 7 June. Pedal Against Poverty is a 19 mile ride from Ponders End Lock to Broxbourne and back with the aim of raising money for CAFOD’s long term development projects in the developing world. There is also a shorter 10 mile route beginning at Cheshunt.
The ride is off-road, following a scenic route on gravel towpaths alongside the River Lea through the Lee Valley Country Park. The route is generally very flat and suitable for most riders from novice to experienced.
At Broxbourne, the midway point, there will be time for a community picnic for all to enjoy.
Registration costs £6 per rider (covers all of the administrative costs of the ride, including the cost of a CAFOD cycling vest for you to wear on the day). Family, friends, and teams are very welcome, so why not challenge others in your school or parish to ride with you and help make a bigger difference in the fight against poverty?
Both starting locations for the ride are very near to national rail stations (Ponders End and Cheshunt, respectively). For those driving to the event, ample parking is available at the Cheshunt location.
We ask that participants under 18 be accompanied by an adult. We also ask that all riders (regardless of age) wear helmets during the ride. Given that the towpaths are gravel, we recommend not using bikes with narrow racing tyres for this event.