Club Peloton’s match funding scheme is exclusive to Club Peloton members who have taken part in one of our core fundraising events such as Cycle to MIPIM, pedElle or Cycle to MAPIC. Past riders can apply for match funding of sponsorship up to £500 for any non-Club Peloton fundraising cycling event they are talking part in. Read on for stories on how our scheme has helped some of our members raise vital funds for their fantastic chosen charities.
KATE HORTON & SAM LOGAN TAKE ON IRONMAN NORWAY
On July 1st, Kate Horton, Knight Frank City Investment Agent and Sam Logan, Investment Surveyor at Dorrington, will take on the world’s toughest challenge; an Ironman.
Kate and Sam are raising much needed funds for The Brain Tumour Charity following Kate’s mum’s diagnosis of Glioblastoma (a Grade 4 brain cancer) at the end of last year. So far the pair have raised over £20,000 having smashed through their initial target of £10,000 and aim to raise even more.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer in the UK under the age of 40 and is disproportionately underfunded, with only 2 per cent of all cancer funding dedicated to this disease. The Brain Tumour Charity are working exceptionally hard to change this.
The Brain Tumour Charity are committed to investing in pioneering research as well as driving down diagnosis times and improving life today through their support services. Every year in the UK, 11,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour, that’s 30 a day. The five-year research strategy ‘A Cure Can’t Wait’ aims to double survival within 10 years and halve the harm caused by brain tumours on quality of life.
The pair have taken on the challenge of Ironman Haugesund in Norway which will see them swimming 3.8km in open water, a scenic and hilly 180km by bike, finishing with a full marathon.
We have match funded £500 to both Sam and Kate as they are members of Club Peloton and have completed a previous fundraising event. You can help Kate and Sam smash their target further by donating here.
Tour de Knight Frank – Day of Giving
On 12 October 2017, 30 riders from Knight Frank cycled 230km from London – Bristol, raising money for 4 charities: LandAid, Maggie’s, Mary’s Meals and The Rainbow Trust. Three of those riders – Kate Horton, Will Monk and Henrie Westlake – applied for matched funding to supplement their sponsorship. We caught up with Knight Frank’s Will Monk, who tells us how our matched funding scheme has benefited their charities…
‘When Knight Frank organised a Charity Tour of the UK between all of our regional offices on a single day in October 2017 for the Knight Frank biannual Day Of Giving, Club Peloton alumni Kate Horton, Henrie Westlake and Will Monk managed to supplement their sponsorship of £7,000 with an additional £1,500 of matched funding from Club Peloton which at 20% of the funds raised by these riders was a significant additional element of fundraising for the event.
The process of applying for the matched funding was simple and the designated charities received funds promptly after the event which entailed 11 simultaneous rides across the full length of Britain with 135 cyclists completing over 10,000 miles on the day and 337,500 ft. of vertical ascent, raising a whopping £42k for charity in the process.’