2012 saw the very first Cycle the World Challenge take place on Friday 5th October at Knockhill Racing Circuit with 13 solo riders and 7 teams of 4 cyclists taking part.
It was an ambitious challenge and the 1.3 mile circuit certainly was not for the faint hearted. Throughout the challenge the cyclists displayed real grit and determination and did it with a smile on their face, even at 3am in the morning. The aim was to reach the 18,000 miles that Mark Beaumont set when he completed his round the world challenge, however although we didn’t reach that milestone we have set ourselves a target of 5385 miles to beat in 2013!
All cyclists that took part in the 2012 event did well to reach and surpass their fundraising targets and as a group the total raised from the event was a fantastic £23,630.18. The money raised from this event will go to supporting people with learning disabilities, their families and carers throughout Scotland.
To get a real sense of what is involved, have a look at the GGCC video of their 24hr Challenge. GGCC at Cycle the World 2012