The 6Points Charity Cycling Challenge Mallorca 2020 is rapidly approaching, and we need your help with the 4th running of this popular event to help build on the successes of previous years, and raise vital funding for local good causes.
The idea of the event is for our riders to set off on 15th May to visit the most northern, eastern, southern and westernmost points of the island, plus the highest and lowest. In practical terms this translates into a three day ride approximately describing a circumference of this island paradise for cyclists. 420 kilometers in total, with more than 7,500 metres of vertical ascent. For the first time this year we will include some new routes to encourage the mountain goats amongst us to top 8,848 metres over the three days, more than the height of Mount Everest.
The ride is a friendly affair to suit most ability levels, although you have to be fit to get round at all, but there is plenty of help along the way from our team if you need it.
For the third year our riders will be helping to raise funds for two charities : Asdica, a small charitable organisation based in Calvia that helps support learning disabled adults and their families face, and overcome the problems they face; and Save The Med, a foundation dedicated to improving the biodiversity of the sea around the Balearics. So far 6Points has raised more than E66,000 for local good causes and we are committed to raising that total significantly this year.
This year we welcome the backing of Mallorca Senses Hotels as our new naming sponsor (press release to follow), and the ever supportive Ajuntament de Calvia to help build the southwest as a major cycling destination. This island of ours welcomes thousands of two wheeled visitors every year, many of them heading up to the north of the island, and we think they are missing a treat with the wonderful deserted roads of the region, and we look forward to showing them around the place.
Here’s where we need you. If you fancy joining us, visit our website to sign up for the ride, all the details you need are on the site. If you aren’t a cyclist, there is no need to miss out on the fun of the event. We need volunteers to help drive our support cars, and help out as stewards. It’s a fun three days away and volunteers from previous years have spoken of their enjoyment and camaraderie that we encourage, and the chance to see literally every corner of the island at a sedate pace. The warm feeling from supporting a good cause comes free of charge. As our event gets bigger every year we need extra helping hands, so please drop us an email for more details.
As with previous years, we are committed to improving our environmental credentials, and are determined to set a benchmark for other events to not only minimise our impact on the environment, but to lead by example. We hope to be using emission free vehicles where possible and eliminating single use plastics, and frequenting bars, cafes and hotels that share our ethos. This year we have teamed up with Save the Med, a local organisation that aims to create a network of marine protected areas around the Balearic Islands, so we can help them with their mission, and they can help us with ours. They are a busy bunch, performing vital work all over these islands, too much to tell you about here, so please spend a little time on their website to find out more.
If you want to join us, in any capacity, or can help us help others, please have a browse around our website, where you can sign up, find out more about the ride, and the causes we support. We look forward to welcoming you in May.
Photo credit Anja Ulrich