Stockport based charity, Seashell Trust, has partnered with online cycling platform Zwift, as well as Team INEOS Grenadier Pro Cyclists Owain Doull and Ian Stannard.
The event is part of the charity’s Bikefest, which has run from 24th August and ends on 20th September. With in-person events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual ride has been organised in its place. Using the Zwift platform, participants can cycle the roads of Northern England with professional cyclists Owain Doull and Ian Stannard leading the peloton.
The ride will take place on Sunday 20th September, the same day as the final stage of the Tour de France.
Participation is free however donations can me made through the charity’s Virgin Money Giving page. Cyclists who raise £50 or more will also be entered into a prize draw organised by Seashell Trust.
The Seashell Trust is a charity catering for some of the UK’s most profoundly disabled children and young people who have little or no ability to communicate. The charity’s annual Sportive bike ride is now in its seventh year, and last year attracted over 300 riders raising a over £20,000.