January 31, 2011
Entry has just been opened for the tenth edition of the CLIC24, the UK’s most popular 24 hour charity event on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May. They’re also opening it up to anyone that doesn’t fancy a full day’s worth of mountain biking, with 6 and 12 hour rides within the main 24 hour event.
Having raised nearly one third of a million pounds for children’s cancer and leukaemia charity CLIC Sargent, it is an event held close to the hearts of those affected by devastating illness. From humble roots CLIC24 has grown to become a firm favourite in the endurance cycling calendar and this Spring aims to add a further £50,000 to the total donations made to the charity.
CLIC24 organiser Neil Wilkins said, “2011 is a real milestone for CLIC24 not only because we will have been doing this for a decade but because of the way that mountain bikers and their families use it as a celebration of the very essence of our sport. The positive and rewarding nature of endurance riding and particularly over a full 24 hour period, reflects many of the challenges faced by those whose lives are affected by cancer.”
Neil added, “We appreciate that not everyone who wants to be part of the event has the stamina and commitment to ride for 24 hours so this year we are opening it up to everyone, with the introduction of shorter 6 and 12 hour rides within the 24: Still challenging, but allowing those who wish to take it a little easier to spend more time in the excellent event site, perhaps with a beer in hand!”
The organisers promise the usual top quality facilities and free family camping as well as entertainment and some improvements to the already nationally acclaimed ten mile course.
For more information and entry forms visit www.clic24.org.uk