It is with regret that we need to inform you that SUFFOLK FIRE RIDE 2020 has been cancelled*.  We now invite you take part in the

Suffolk Fire Ride 2020 – Challenge!

Felixstowe Fire Station and Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service invite you to take up a personal challenge over 12 months in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.
    Receive your medal at Felixstowe Fire Station on completion of your challenge together with a voucher for reduced Entry Fee for Suffolk Fire Ride 2021.
      Choose from 
        PERSONAL CHALLENGE.  A personal commitment.  Choose from the 5 distances with the aim to complete each distance once per month for 12 months (other training rides and distances can be completed during this time).
        • 1x 15 miles per month – total 180 miles
        • ‘this one keeps me fit, smiling and blows those cobwebs away’
        • 1x 30 miles per month – total 360 miles
        • ‘this is a great distance, especially with a favourite coffee stop’
        • 1x 50 miles per month – total 600 miles
        • ‘taking in a new level of commitment, but I like a challenge’
        • 1x 70 miles per month – total 840 miles
        • ‘I’m training for a bigger challenge, this will really help’
        • 1x 100 miles per month – total 1200 miles
        • ‘this is a tough one, but I am up for it’
        PYRAMID CHALLENGE. A personal commitment with a gradual build up to the big one. Follow a monthly sequence of rides increasing in distance and then gradually return to normal training.
        • 1x 15 miles in one month
        • 1x 30 miles in one month
        • 1x 50 miles in one month
        • 1x 70 miles in one month
        • 1x 100 miles in one month ‘aim for September?’
        • 1x 70 miles in one month
        • 1x 50 miles in one month
        • 1x 30 miles in one month
        • 1x 15 miles in one month
        PERSONAL PYRAMID CHALLENGE.  A personal commitment with a gradual build up to your chosen distance. Follow your own monthly sequence to meet your own goal, followed by a gradual return to a normal training routine.
          Further details are provided on the SUFFOLK FIRE RIDE 2020 page.
            The online entry fee for any distance is £20 (registration fees included). Please enter your challenge by June 28th so that all rides are complete by the next Suffolk Fire Ride.
              Keep us updated on your progress on Facebook and Twitter!
                *a full Refund is available, or you can swap to one of the three challenges and continue to support The Firefighters Charity.
                This years Suffolk Fire Ride challenge is working to highlight and support a very special event whose aim is to raise awareness for Mental health alongside raising 50,000 for two worthy causes. 16 members of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service will be undertaking the enormous challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (currently planned for September 2020).  This will involve cycling approximately 1,000 miles and climbing (elevation) 14,689m (48,191ft) in just 10 days!  Supported by 4 personnel, the riders will be aiming to raise awareness of mental health issues at key stages whilst undertaking the challenge and raising money for two very worthy charities along the way.  Our two chosen charities are:
       Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of all types of mental health issues.
       The Firefighters Charity understand the mental, physical and social burdens that can come from being a past or present member of the UK’s dedicated fire services community.  They aim to rescue the rescuers and help them to recover their lives when they need it most.
                The team consists of members from all parts of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, as well as me, Suffolk’s Chief Fire Officer, who will be cycling some of the way.  The riders will be visiting and staying at fire stations along the route to link with the local fire and rescue service and to promote mental health issues.  Our aim is to raise £50k across the two charities. We will be covering the event using social and local media to raise awareness of the challenge, the charities we are supporting and those organisations who are supporting us.  We would also expect there to be further media interest both locally and nationally as we undertake the cycle challellenge.

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