We are pleased to announce that entry to our third annual 360 Challenge are now open!
This event is being organised for those of you who wish to help keep this volunteer service on the road, our fuel costs alone are running at £5,000 per month. Your donation will help to fuel our vehicles which carry vital supplies to the local hospitals in the North of England and replenish blood supplies, 365 days a year, to the fleet of Air ambulances serving the North East and Cumbria. (this is known as the B.O.B run (Blood On Board) and was the brain child of Dr Rachel Hawes to help save lives when time is a matter of life and death with your help and the generosity of the Henry Surtees foundation the B.O.B. run will continue. The route takes you to the furthest points of the Northumbria Blood Bikes operational area that riders will cover many times during the year (the total area covered by our team is (approximately 3,317 Sq miles).
The route will showcase some of the best areas Northumberland, Durham, and Upper Teesdale have to offer - wild spectacular Landscapes, Moor and Coast, something for everyone!
The event starts and finishes either at Autobite, Tyneside Auto Parc (NE3 5HE) or from St George Hotel, Tees Durham Airport (DL2 1LU) from 8.00am onwards.
Once signed in you will be given an event card to complete on the route.
A map will be available showing suggested roads to ride for spectacular views, but there are also four locations which participants must visit to complete their event card, which needs to be shown at the finish for you/your passenger to receive your commemorative badge.
The entry fee for the event is £15.00 per rider or £20.00 if you also carry a passenger. All participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive a badge, and any individual who is successful in raising £360 or more will receive a special award badge in recognition of their efforts.
There is also a special ELITE badge for the individual who raises the highest amount of sponsorship for the event.
To enter this year's event please visit: www.northumbriabloodbikes.org.uk/360challenge