Love Yemen - Lake District cycle challenge

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Lake District National Park

Lake Windermere

LA23 1LJ

United Kingdom

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Ready for a weekend of Cycling?

Join #TeamMCCC on a weekend of adrenaline, endurance, and brotherhood while we remember and raise money for Yemen.

The Lake District cycle challenge will be in aid of the destitute and starving people of Yemen. You would have now seen the heart breaking images of children pictured with their bones exposed waiting for food and medical assistance.

Together we aim to save countless lives by providing emergency food, medical assistance, and high energy food to malnutrition children.

So join us as we take in the beautiful scenery, the challenging hills, and all the banter that comes with our cycle group adventures. Remember each peddle you make is going to serve and save the Yemeni people.

So thank you again and look forward to meeting you on the day.

Lake District Essentials

Date: Friday 20th – 23rd April 2018

Reg Fees: £100

Min Fundraising: £200

Distance: 100 Miles over 2 days

Quick Sign me up

Set yourself a realistic fundraising target that you can achieve. It’s brilliant if you hit the target because you can always increase it at a later date. We only ask that all fundraisers have a minimum pledge target of £200 excluding any gift aid and a registration fee of £100 which helps us cover the costs for the weekend which includes a free jersey, transport (London), support vehicle, accommodation and some meals.

Get going, get registered

  • Click the register button above and it will take you our registration page
  • We are using Just Giving as our fundraising platform. If you don’t have an account setting one up only takes a few clicks.
  • When you register it will automatically take you to just giving where you can start your fundraising page.
  • If you are a STRAVA user, join our cycle club Team MCCC.
  • STRAVA is an activity app that we use to track and record all our cycle rides. It’s a great way to see your progress, follow others and to keep an eye on all the activities run by TeamMC cycle club. If you are not on STRAVA don’t worry just sign up with your email address. If you get stuck just give us a call and we will take you through the process.
  • Once you have a STRAVA account go to strava.com/clubs/teammccc where you can join our club.
  • Once you have completed your registration we will call you to just check if everything is okay and answer any questions you may have. We will also add you to the Lake District WhatsApp group where you will get advice and guidance on training, equipment, and regular meet ups before the challenge.

Shout and scream about your challenge

Try and utilise all the tools you have at your disposal. Don’t feel shy to ask one of the Muslim Charity team for help, that’s why we are here.

Remember pace yourself with your fundraising and try not to bombard everyone with your challenge. But set yourself a realistic plan to engage with your friends and family.

  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is a great start.
  • Start with close family and friends
  • Use email to send your colleagues and contacts details of your challenge
  • Do a WhatsApp broadcast with your fundraising details
  • Ask your workplace if they will match your donation
  • Speak to your local mosque or community group to see if they can help
  • Take some donation pots from us and put them in your local store
  • Don’t forget to keep your donors updated
  • Make sure you thank them for their kind donations

Team Muslim Charity Cycling Club #TeamMCCC

We will be supporting you all the way. Our cycle team leaders are experienced riders with 1,000 of miles and challenges complete including our very own Rashid Ali who completed the 5,000km ride from London to Makkah.

The Route

Cyclists are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are a range of country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways to suit all experience levels, and you can be sure of fantastic views along the way. You will hit some inclines and some downhill fun but nothing that the training will not cover.

Closer to the challenge date we will share with you all the details so you can upload it onto your phones and Apps.

Be positive and make a change

Why not use this opportunity to make good life choices like a new healthy diet and of course regular exercise on the bike? Even if you are ‘fit as a fiddle’ cycling can be demanding on your muscles so please attend all the upcoming training sessions to make sure you are at your prime fitness level for this challenge.

Don’t worry if you have not been on a bike for a while because this challenge is open to all level of riders. Closer to the time we will assign you to a team according to your abilities.

On the day we will have several support vehicles which will carry all your food and necessary items. In case of injury, fatigue or breakdown our support volunteers will assist you. We will also have qualified first aiders should a situation arise but most of the time its cramps, punctures or water in your shoes.

All about us

Inspired by faith, devoted to humanity

Motivated by our faith, Muslim Charity seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity.

For almost two decades, we have been delivering aid and development programmes to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable communities. We serve the poor and impoverished as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people regardless of race, religion or gender.

Love Yemen

Current Situation:

The Yemeni people have been witness to one of the testing times in the last few years. The conflict has claimed thousands of lives and displaced ordinary people from their homes, families and livelihoods.

Their health system is near collapse and without the ability or means to care for its people. 14 million people are in desperate need of medical attention and the victims are mainly children.

Yemen has now become the world’s largest food security crisis.

17 Million people are insecure while 7 million people do not know where their next meal will come from. They are on the brink of a famine on a catastrophic scale.

19 Million people do not have access to clean water and sanitation resulting in the potential outbreak of water-borne diseases.

At least one child dies every 10 mins. That’s 144 every single day. 400,000 children are in need of life-saving food to keep them nourished.

If the world does not respond we could see as many as 50,000 children die from malnutrition in just the coming months.

Muslim Charity is on the ground providing these vital services to the people of Yemen. We are standing by them shoulder to shoulder until there is a resolution to the conflict and until they can go home.

Challenge Day

Day 1

Date: Friday 20th April 2018

Location: East London Mosque

We will be meeting at the above location for 6pm sharp. We have a long journey ahead of us and an early morning start the next day so please be on time.

Your bikes will be carefully loaded onto a Luton van which will accompany us to Lake District.

Please remember pack all you cycle gear not forgetting your night lights and other safety equipment. If you do not have the right safety equipment you will not be able to take part in the challenge.

What will happen on the day?

  • Bike checks
  • Registration
  • Jerseys

Day 2

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

Location: Lake District

We will start the day early with breakfast at the accommodation and starting the ride at 8:30am. We will finish our 50 mile ride and rest overnight.

Day 3

Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018

Location: Lake District

We will start the day early with breakfast at the accommodation and start the ride at 8:30am. We will finish our 50 mile ride and rest overnight.

Day 4

Date: Monday 23rd April 2018

Location: Lake District to London

We will have breakfast and set off around 11am towards London. We hope to be in east London by 6:30pm.

This is a basic itinerary and more details will be available in the coming weeks.


Team Lead

Rashid Ali will be your team lead for this tour he can be contacted on 07946 382 868 or rashid@muslimcharity.org.uk

What sort of bike do I need?

Preferably you will have a road bike which has a smaller frame and thinner tyres enabling more agility and speed.

You can complete the challenge on a mountain bike but you will be doing a lot more work to keep up with the team.

What if I don’t hit my fundraising target?

We are here to support you. Get in touch asap if you are struggling and we will give you more hints and tips.

How will we travel?

The ride will have several mini buses and Luton van to transport all the bikes. We will return back to East London Mosque at around 6:30pm on Monday the 12th March.

What food should I bring?

Your food should be light and compact as well as high in energy. We will send you more details closer to the time but it’s mostly sandwiches and energy bars/gels.

What time will we be back?

We have an estimated time of 6:30pm by the time we come back into London and start dropping riders off. We will have scores of bikes and they take a little time to load and unload.

Check List

Please only bring essentials with you on the day. We will carry most things in the support vehicle including your day bag.

Essential List

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Eyewear – Sunglasses and cycling googles
  • Mobile Phone – Keep in touch, STRAVA and pictures
  • Water Bottles – 2 x Water bottles for your bike
  • Puncture Repair Kit – 1 x repair kit
  • Wallet – Bank card and cash for break points
  • Light Water Proof cycling jacket – For the change in weather
  • Food – Sandwiches for breaks and energy bars/gels for the ride
  • Clothing – Cycling shorts, tops and extra clothing to change at the end

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