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Team Velo 2018

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Team Velo – Springboard’s famous cycling challenge – is back again!

Between 20 September 2018 - 22 September 2018, cyclists will cover over 250 miles from London to Paris, all in aid of Springboard’s programmes and charitable work.

Starting in the UK capital, the challengers will make their way down to Portsmouth, before taking an overnight ferry to Caen. From there, cyclists will cycle down to Le Neubourg where they’ll be treated to a BBQ feast to replenish their strength – all courtesy of The Genuine Dining Co.

Finally, the challengers will cycle to the stunning city of Paris, for a prize ceremony under the glistening September sun and post-event party.

Team Velo is a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals and, as you enter as a team of four, build strong relationships within your business and with colleagues.

For more information about Team Velo, head to the official Team Velo website!


If you’re looking for something even more thrilling, then there’s our Velo 24 – a test of physical and mental endurance which sees our cyclists head from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

You will leave London at 3pm (UK time), and cycle to New Haven Ferry Port to board the 9.30pm ferry. This ferry then arrives in Dieppe at 4am (French time), after which you will cycle the remaining distance to Paris – meeting up with the other cyclists from the Team Velo Challenge, ready for the post challenge party.

The Team Velo Challenge is sponsored by Sky and Genuine Dining, with a registration fee of £250 and a fundraising goal of £500.

For more on Velo24, have a look here.

Why we're doing this?

All the money raised will go towards our Hospitality Futures programme, which helps young people and those with multiple barriers to work to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications necessary to flourish within hospitality. Last year alone, Springboard successfully helped 92 to turn their lives around.

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