Choose between three distances taking in the outstanding scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. All routes take place around Grimwith Reservoir.

1 Jul 2017 | Yorkshire Dales

The Water Cycle Challenge

Where: Grimwith Reservoir, Yorkshire Dales

When:1st July 2017

Distance: Choose between 40, 80 or 111 miles

Registration fee: Early bird: £25, Standard: £30

Sponsorship: Encouraged

The Water Cycle Challenge returns for its fourth year in support of WaterAid and promises to be bigger and better than ever! The event is a non-competitive cycle sportive offering a choice of between a 40, 80 or 111 mile ride with testing climbs and exhilarating descents all through stunning scenery. 

The event will be professionally timed on a fully signed and marshalled course with feed stations, photography and vehicle safety support. All participants will be offered a hot meal free of charge after the ride and there will be the opportunity for participants or their family and friends to try sailing and test the water with the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club throughout the day.

All proceeds from the event will go towards WaterAid’s life saving work in Ethiopia where 42 million people have no access to clean water and 71 million people have no access to adequate sanitation. Yorkshire Water and Kelda are working with WaterAid to reach 130,000 people across 20 towns in Ethiopia with safe water and sanitation for the first time. By taking part in the Sportive, you will be raising vital funds to provide clean, safe water right outside people’s homes and provide communities with safe places to go to the toilet. Why not sign up now and take on the challenge?

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You will receive the following when signing up to this event:

  • All event information for the day
  • All numbering and signage required
  • A free hot meal at the end of the ride
  • Timings of your ride
  • Fundraising support from a dedicated member of WaterAid

How to send sponsorship in:

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to: 

Stephen Nutter
Yorkshire Water

Western House, Halifax Road, Bradford, BD6 2SZ

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship: 

  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 

We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both fundraisers and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.