• Clara Giaminardi

The Chilterns Challenge 2022

Updated: May 3



When: Sunday 19th of June 2022

Where: Start and end point: The Stag & Huntsman Pub, Hambleden Village, Henley-on-Themes, Oxfordshire, RG9 6RP


Why Ride for Peace?

Over 84 million people are currently displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict and human rights abuses. Last year a person fled almost every second - and that was before Ukraine. We're all human, yet around the world we see minority groups being discriminated, demonised, dehumanised, their rights eroded – paving the way to mass atrocities. This isn't a new story. It's predictable. It's also preventable.


Rights for Peace focuses on upholding people's rights to transitional justice and countering identity-based violence in countries where divisions are fuelling atrocities.


Join us and help prevent violence.

Your support will help counter identity-based discrimination and conflict recurring in Sudan and South Sudan. A suggested fundraising target is £150, which will train 5 community leaders to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. There is no minimum but to cover costs we ask for a contribution of £25 though JustGiving (or directly to our account via BACS).


The Rides:

If there is enough interest, we will introduce 25km and 75km routes as well.

Please specify which route you would like to cycle when signing up!


Setting up your own JustGiving page for the Chilterns Challenge:

  • Follow the link to the event's JustGiving page

  • On the right, you will find the option to fundraise for this cause

  • Choose "Taking part in an event" and pick the Chilterns Challenge 2022.

  • Confirm details and you're all set to go!

Access:

You can access this event by train (closest station: Henley) or by car from London, with on-site parking available.


By car, from London on the A40 or M4 turn off onto the A404 to Marlow. There is a car park at the back of the Pub, which continues into a PAY & DISPLAY parking. Be sure to pay and display!


Trains run from London Paddington to Henley on Themes (interchange at Twyford station). First train on Saturday 18th of June is at 7.57am and arriving in Henley at 8.57am.


Cycle along the Thames most of the way to Hambleden from Henley (flat along the valley, approx. 24 minute cycle).


You can find directions to the Stag & Huntsman Pub here.


Refreshments:

Refreshments will be available at the Pub all day, with breakfast on us (pastries, bacon butties).


Fun Swim:

We have a good swim spot for a dip in the Thames afterwards!


Not sure how to prepare? Have a look at CyclingUK's advice on preparing for your first charity cycle ride here.


Some pictures from last year's Chilterns Challenge:


Share your own #ChilternsChallenge experience and tag us @RightsForPeace on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!



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