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RAISING OUR FUNDS ... AND OUR PROFILE

Wheelie good fun! THIS will be our BIGGEST and BEST CatZero Cycle Challenge, (CCC), yet – come and join us! To mark the 10th anniversary of CatZero, we have decided to change our annual coast-to-coast CCC – making it a little longer and a ‘true’ east to west, starting in Hornsea and finishing in Southport. These two towns mark the very furthest east and west respectively! All in all it takes in 200-miles, with an impressive total climb of 5,580ft (1710m). But rest-assured there is a full support crew on hand at all times, with all the help you will need – and leader Danny Watson assures cyclists that it is an enjoyable ride. There are stops every 10-12 miles with food and riders’ bags ready. The group always rides together with an emphasis on supporting each other. The ride takes place over three days: Day One: Hornsea to Doncaster, 71 miles with a 880 ft climb (270m). This is the longest distance with the least climb and the greatest proportion of tarmac. Day Two: Doncaster to Didsbury: 65 miles and a 3400 ft climb (1040m). This is the most challenging but beautiful day crossing the Pennines via Woodhead pass. The route to Penistone is mostly on river/canal paths and old railway lines connected with shorter road or trail sections some with steep climbs. Day Three: Didsbury to Southport: 63 miles with a 1300 ft climb (400m). Leaving Didsbury the route joins the Mersey for the first time. As well as old railway and canal sections the route follows the Mersey and Manchester ship canal at times. Then it’s back to Hull via the transport for a celebrity hog roast. The challenge takes place from Sept 13th to Sept 15th next year with riders asked to contribute £50 per day to cover the CatZero Support Team, which will be on hand to support you along the way! The package also includes transportation of you and your cycle back to Hull, training activities leading up to the event, accommodation for two nights, packed lunch/drinks whilst cycling and a CatZero Cycle Challenge t-shirt. Your challenge is to endeavour to raise £500 sponsorship for CatZero – Can you do it? For more details and your application form, please contact suzanne@catzero.org or 01482 333303.

On your marks ... THE honour of starting Hull’s summer domino spectacular went to a young woman who has changed her life around, thanks to CatZero.

Beth Love, 21, of Hull, pushed the first domino at the Boat Yard in Hull Marina during the August event – setting off the chain reaction of two miles, lasting 60 minutes. Dominoes, by Station House Opera, was Absolutely Cultured’s summer event in the city, which saw over 12,000 breezeblocks weave through streets, public squares and falling from windows. Katy Fuller, CEO and Creative Director of Absolutely Cultured, was delighted that Beth was able to start the event. Katy said: “It was a great honour to have such an inspirational young woman start Dominoes. The artists wanted someone with a connection to the marina. Finding Beth, and her story about how she changed her life by participating in a CatZero programme, building confidence to achieve qualifications and tackle an eight-day sail made that even more meaningful. “Dominoes was a celebratory event for the whole city, watched by over 30,000 people, so being the person who started the whole 3.5km run must have been pretty daunting and she did it with grace and confidence.” For the full story go to www.catzero. org/2018/08/13/beth-was-overwhelmed-to-starthulls-great-domino-event/

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