Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to the final stage of the 2021 Women’s Tour Cycle Race finishing in Felixstowe on the 12th June
YOUR VIRTUAL MISSION, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, IS TO CYCLE 272KM, THE EQUIVALENT DISTANCE FROM FELIXSTOWE TO IPSWICH, VISITING EVERY ST ELIZABETH SHOP AND HOSPICE IN SUFFOLK, BETWEEN 1 FEBRUARY-31 MARCH.
REGISTER FROM 1 JANUARY
Suffolk County Council Chairman, Graham Newman
Suffolk County Council’s Chairman, Graham Newman, is inviting you to join him on a virtual cycling mission to raise much-needed funds for this fantastic charity.
St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses. Their work is centred around an individual’s needs, providing specialist support wherever it is needed, in the home, in the community or at the hospice.
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity providing free services. Every year, their services cost £12.9 million to run, 70% coming from the local community. The charity relies on fundraising, donations, and volunteers to keep going.
Find out more about St Elizabeth Hospice on their website.
This is your opportunity to help them continue this vital work whilst taking on a new year mission. Every penny raised from this challenge will go directly to this amazing charity.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to cycle 272km, the equivalent distance starting in Felixstowe and finishing in Ipswich having visited Hadleigh, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Beccles, Framlingham and numerous other locations en-route.
Simply split the distance over as many days as you like between the 1 February and 31 March and record them on the ‘My Virtual Mission’ platform using the Strava app or simply add your distance manually. You can complete the mission on a static bike, on rollers, or out in the fresh air.
REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 JANUARY 2021 AND YOUR MISSION LAUNCHES ON 1 FEBRUARY.
HOW TO TAKE PART
To take part simply click on the ‘My Virtual Mission link’ below to join and choose from a donation between £5-£20, which goes to St Elizabeth Hospice and you will be registered to participate in the challenge.
In addition to a massive sense of pride in helping an amazing charity, participants will receive an E-certificate signed by the Chairman of Suffolk County Council.
Participants will also be entered into a draw to win a pair of VIP tickets to the 2021 Women’s Tour race finish in Felixstowe on 12 June 2021.
We’d love to see images of you completing the challenge so why not post about it and tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #KeepMovingSuffolk #StElizabethHospice.
We have tried to cover any questions you may have in the FAQ’s but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please email us [email protected]
How much is it to enter the Virtual Cycling Mission?
Entry to the mission is subject to making a donation of your choice between £5 and £20 to St Elizabeth Hospice.
Can I join after the mission has started?
Yes, however, we would encourage everyone to sign up by the 1st February to provide as much time as possible to complete the mission.
How long have I got to complete the mission?
The mission will start on the 1 February and you will have until the 31 March to complete it. You can split the distance over as many days as you like during this period, we just ask that you respect social distancing and applicable government guidelines that are in place at the time of the challenge. To complete the mission you will need to aim to do at least 34km per week.
How many places are available on the mission?
There is an unlimited number of places on the mission so why not encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join you.
Is there a minimum age limit to participate?
How do I log my activity on the My Virtual Mission site?
You can log your activity on the platform using the Strava App or manually if you prefer.
What is Strava?
Strava is a social-fitness network that can be paired with numerous fitness/activity trackers (Garmin, Fitbit, Apple, etc). Your Strava account can then be paired with our event host website/app to automatically sync and move you along the Virtual Cycling Mission.
Where can I download the Strava App?
The Strava App can be downloaded free of charge from www.strava.com/mobile the App Store or Google Play.
How will I know how much of the route I have completed and have left to do?
When you log your activity, you will be able to see how far you have travelled along the route. You can also click on the street view to see the actual place you have arrived at. There will be milestones along the way marking each St Elizabeth shop and hospice on the route.
Do I need to show proof of completing my distances?
No. If it’s linked up to Strava, that’s fine, but if you use manual entry, we just ask you to enter your best estimate of the distance completed after each ride.
When will I receive my E-Certificate?
On completion of the mission, you will automatically be sent your E-Certificate.
When will I know if I have won VIP tickets for the 2021 Women’s Tour?
The winner of the VIP tickets will be notified by e mail by the end of April 2021.