MTB Dolly – aka Chrissy Francis – is doing a sponsored ride in support of the Mend Our Mountains Cut Gate appeal. And she wants you to join her!
MTB Dolly’s Mixer June 24th – mid summer! What a perfect time to ride. And there are 100 places available to ride across some of the best trails in the Dark and White Peak.
“I want people to enjoy raising money for Cut Gate,” says Chrissy. “It’s very special to me – the whole Peak District is. It’s mended quite a lot of things in my life. I had a bike injury a couple of years ago and riding over Cut Gate got me back into biking.
“I just love it. It’s warms my heart, it brings good memories for me,” she says.
With your £10 ticket (sign up here) you’ll be helping to protect this classic of the UK’s trails. Get sponsored on top of that and you’ll be really helping to make a difference not only to the path, but also to the perception of mountain bikers.
“A pound, a tenner. Every little helps as they say,” adds Chrissy. “Just come along, join in and enjoy it. It’s going to be great”.
Starting from Hayfield, you’ll head up over towards Mam Tor before riding down to Hassop, then swinging north on the edges to finish in Lady Cannings plantation and for a well earned pint in the pub. It’s a tough ride, and a good level of fitness is required.
“If you would still like to take part but feel this is too challenging for you, then you can simply complete stage two which is also suitable for children and just cycle up and back the Monsal Trail taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. It really doesn’t matter. Just sign up get a ticket and take your pick of MTB Dolly’s Mixer” says Chrissy.
Your £10 entry fee will mostly go straight to the campaign, but we’ll also arrange a few little goodies for those who take part. Of course, we’d love you to get even more sponsorship on top. However you raise the cash, it’s those pounds that will make the difference.
It’s an unsupported, unmarshalled ride – but you’ll be with a lot of like minded riders showing how much they care about Cut Gate.
A social ride from Hayfield over to Ringinglow in Sheffield with a friendly bunch of riders in mid-summer? Ace.
MTB Dolly’s Mixer? Sweet!