May is a big month for Andy Cook Cycling, and our team are working flat-out on what they do best: high-quality cycling event management.
So far this month, Team ACC has worked on the hugely-popular Women V Cancer Ladies Ride the Night, the Dulux Trade London Revolution and the British Heart Foundation Cotswolds Bike Ride, and they will be working on the second edition of Ride the Night at the end of the month, as well as running their own Severn Bridge Sportive and Family Cycling Day and the Hospitality Action Tour de Cuisine in early June. Phew!
Over the early May Bank Holiday, a 40-strong team of Andy Cook Cycling staff joined forces with Dream Challenges to deliver another spectacular Women V Cancer Ride the Night. Now in it’s 5th year, this event has raised over £6 million so far – £1.5 million just from the first of this year’s events. Andy Cook Cycling were responsible for the route – the design, signage, on-road support, broom vehicles, chaperones – and were also in charge of feeding all 1700 riders! The skill and effort of the whole ACC team were put to the test on a very long night of supporting, encouraging, counselling, feeding, watering and directing all the wonderful women who took part in this event – but everyone rose to the challenge and, along with the awesome Dream Challenges team, MediBike and Halfords Mechanics, delivered a hugely successful first of two Women V Cancer Ride the Night 2018! The same ACC team will take to their bikes, cars, tea urns and soup ladles again on May 26th for the second of these two spectacular events.
There were just five days to recover from a long weekend, before a slightly smaller, but nonetheless hardworking and skilled team journeyed back to London as part of the organising team for the Dulux Trade London Revolution. As with Ride the Night, Andy Cook Cycling have been working on this event since its inception, and the London Revolution is now in its 6th year. Once again, Team ACC is responsible for the route – an epic ‘revolution’ around our capital city, taking in the Chilterns: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the iconic city-centre of London, the rolling South Downs and the pretty and peaceful Thames Valley. Over 2000 people took part in this hugely-popular, two-day ride, and a number of them completed the 300km route on just the Saturday!
A core Andy Cook Cycling team were also involved in the British Heart Foundation Cotswolds Bike Ride on May 12th and 13th – signing the routes for 2000 people to take to the beautiful roads around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Over £55,000 has been raised so far for this wonderful charity and Andy Cook Cycling will continue to be involved in BHF cycling-related fundraisers throughout the year.
Feedback from both of these events has been fantastic, and we are so proud of our whole team for working so hard to deliver two brilliant weekends of cycling.
Coming up next for Andy Cook Cycling is the second version of Women V Cancer Ride the Night, our own Severn Bridge Sportive and Castle Combe Family Cycling Day and the Hospitality Action Tour de Cuisine. That’s 30 days, 7550 participants and over 550 miles in a variety of beautiful UK locations!