Legacy Youth Zone Chief Executive Barnabas Shelbourne will be cycling nearly 500 miles from Carlisle to Croydon to raise vital funds for local young people.

Barnabas will depart Carlisle Youth Zone at 8am on 21st October 2019 and end the challenge Friday 25th October, 5pm at Legacy Youth Zone.

The challenge will take the following route:

The riders will be completing the whole route or joining for stages along the way to include as many people as possible. The below miles are approximate.

  • Carlisle to Blackburn – 100 miles (Carlisle and Blackburn Youth Zones)
  • Blackburn to Altrincham – 76 miles (Chorley (Inspire), Wigan, Bolton (Lads and Girls Club), Oldham (Mahdlo), Manchester Youth Zones)
  • Altrincham to Telford – 89 miles (Warrington and Wirral (The Hive) Youth Zones)
  • Telford to Buckingham – 98 miles (Wolverhampton (The Way) Youth Zone)
  • Buckingham to Croydon – 93 miles (Barking and Dagenham (Future), Barnet (Unitas) and Croydon (Legacy) Youth Zones)

All funds raised will go towards Legacy Youth Zone which offers a range of services for local young people including counselling, mentoring, employability and enterprise programmes, days out and holiday clubs as well as over twenty activities seven days a week.

The route forms part of the ‘Tour De Youth Zones’ challenge organised by national charity OnSide Youth Zones which has built a network of 13 state-of-the-art centres across the country.

The cyclists will be joined by young people from the three open London Youth Zones on the last mile on Friday 25th October 2019, completing the journey to Legacy Youth Zone with a welcome celebration from young people and staff.

Barnabas Shelbourne, Chief Executive at Legacy Youth Zone said: Investing in others and particularly enabling young people to fulfil their potential is something that is really important to me and to do so takes a whole ton of resources and wonderful people. I am so proud to be able to make a small contribution towards Legacy by embarking on this mammoth journey cycling nearly 500 miles from Carlisle to Croydon raising money for Legacy Youth Zone.


To donate funds to Legacy Youth Zone please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=TourdeYouthZonesLegacy

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