Inspired by last year’s London Olympic games and determined to keep the legacy alive, we had the crazy idea of cycling to all 62 gold postboxes in the UK, which were painted in honour of our gold medal winners. We’ve called it the Gold Postbox Cycle Challenge.
Cycling from our offices in Solihull and Coventry, we aim to cycle to each and every gold postbox over a 3-month period (July to September) – that’s more than 3,600 miles. In the process we aim to raise lots of money for cancer support charity, Macmillan, through both individual and corporate donations/sponsorship. For instance when we arrive at every postbox, we will post a cheque for £250 back to Macmillan.
None of us are professional cyclists – indeed many of us have got on a bike for the first time in many years. So the challenge not only presents a great opportunity to raise money for a great cause, it also gives a great excuse to get on our bikes and have some fun.
This website gives information about the challenge, the locations of all the gold postboxes and our routes to them, who is taking part, how to get involved and support our efforts and, importantly, how to donate either via justgiving or becoming a corporate sponsor.
You will also be able to keep up to date with the latest progress on the Gold Postbox Cycle Challenge via social media – click on the link to our facebook page below or follow us on twitter using the hashtag GPCC2013.
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.
Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as pushing for better cancer care.
For further information about Macmillan and the excellent work it does, visit their website www.macmillan.org.uk