Here's where you'll find all the latest news and developments regarding the 2021 Great Weston Ride:
2020 Fundraising Effort
We're fairly sure that no-one needs reminding how difficult and challenging 2020 has been for pretty much all of us, however hopefully it's not been all bad and there's been the odd bit of good news here & there - which we can add to with details of a rather special fundraising effort from our riders this year, given the circumstances.
We've now gathered as much information as we can on the overall fundraising effort from our GWR and GER cycling challenges, and it looks like the combined fundraising figure for 2020 is around £35,000 - which also means that almost £400,000 has now been raised in total for good causes by our riders since we started.
As always, numerous different charities and causes benefitted from riders' efforts & exertions in 2020 and every year we're pleased to see so many being supported.
And we're especially delighted to see that our official charity partner received huge amounts of support again, to the extent that Prostate Cancer UK has now received around £260,000 from its partnership with the Great Weston Ride and the Great Exmoor Ride.
Not unexpectedly, the overall 2020 fundraising total isn't quite as high as it's been in recent years - however when you consider that COVID restrictions meant that we had to limit the total number of available entries to less than 60% of our usual numbers, then you soon realise that it was in fact a pretty phenomenal effort this year.
And, of course, with so many other fundraising events simply not managing to overcome the COVID challenge and therefore not happening in 2020, we're sure that our riders' efforts and contributions are even more welcome and more gratefully received than ever.
So obviously we'd like to say a massive and heartfelt 'THANK YOU' to everyone who rose to one (or both) of these challenges and raised money this year - it's a very significant amount in very testing circumstances, and this success is entirely down to the efforts and commitment of sponsored riders and their generous supporters.
We would appreciate it if fundraising riders could also share this news with the people who supported them, together with our thanks and appreciation for EVERYONE who contributed, and Prostate Cancer UK has specifically asked us to let everyone know that they are extremely grateful for the tremendous support that has been shown yet again.
And of course we very much hope that lots of people will enter and at least consider fundraising again next year - we never even dreamt that half a million pounds in fundraising would be achieved when we started down this path, and yet now it's very much in sight!
THANKS AGAIN, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2021 :)