18–20 July 2016

Following in the pedal strokes of the Rapha Continental which took place on 23 June 2014, a group of us will take three days to explore the Howardian Hills, the North York Moors, and the Yorkshire Dales. A beautiful and challenging adventure totalling 356km (221 miles) and 5,620m (18,438ft) of climbing – equivalent of two-thirds of Mount Everest.

This OM and RCC Yorkshire 3-day Tour will take place between 18–20 July, starting in York and finishing in Skipton. There'll be a group of us from Team Olive and my RCC club mates. We'll be hoping experience something similar to this: Rapha Yorkshire Continental

If you'd like to make a donation to Olive's Fund you can here:

The route

We set off from York finishing three days later in Skipton.

Support car

I've manage to rope my folks into supporting these three days. Rog and Mo will take the bags at the start of each day and will drop each evening. There'll be moments during each day along the route where we can refuel on flapjacks, nuts, jelly babies and top up on water.

Day 1

York to Helmsley – route here

Itinerary (TBC):

Accommodation options in Helmsley:

Day 2

Helmsley to Pateley Bridge – route here

Itinerary (TBC):

Accommodation options in Pateley Bridge:

Day 3

Pateley Bridge to Skipton – route here

Itinerary (TBC):

Raising money for GOSH

It will be two years since we lost our beautiful daugther Olive to an unfixable heart defect. We miss her everyday but her legacy through her Brighter Future Fund that supports Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity will give other kids a fighting chance when facing similar life-changing events.

We have raised over £26,000 (as of 1st Jan 2016) since the fund was created in Sept 2015 for kids with heart defects, be magnificent if we can get to £35,000 by the end of 2016. With your help we can do it.

The fund has already bought a £9,000 TOE heart probe and £10,000 towards ground-breaking heart research. To support the major redevelopments at GOSH, we have allocated the rest of the Fund for 2016 towards the creation of a new specialist cardiac unit dedicated to tackling heart failure in children. The new 14 bed unit (due to open in 2017) will provide the foundations and infrastructure for world-leading experts to provide first class clinical care for children with heart failure and lead a pioneering programme of research focused on developing new and better devices that can give children more time while waiting for a life-saving transplant.

Olive’s Fund is enabling GOSH make the improvements necessary at the hospital, so please support and give generously.