16-mile sponsored cycle in support of The Jericho Foundation

Michael Colin, one of the staff at The ReUsers is arranging a sponsored cycle ride to raise money to support the mission of the Jericho charity. Michael would love you to join in either as a participant or a supporter.

About the Event

The event is taking place on Monday 13th August at 12pm.

The route will stretch from Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre to Balsall Heath and back. It will pass through Brookvale Park, along the River Rea Canal, past the Custard Factory in Digbeth and into Calthorpe Park.

Then it’s onward to the Jericho Head Office on Edward Rd in Balsall Heath. Here Richard Beard, Jericho CEO, will greet you for photos and refreshing drinks. It is a good opportunity to hear a little bit about the charity before heading back along the route.

The route is 16 miles, mainly alongside the River Rea Canal (with about 15-20 minutes on the road). It can be done at the pace you choose so if it’s just a relaxed cycle run you are looking for, then this will be just the job. Of course you can always cycle a little faster if the mood takes you!

Cycle Hire

If you were worried about having a suitable bike to use, then the good news is that, if you have a Birmingham Leisure Card, then you can hire one for FREE from the starting point at Kingstanding! Just take your leisure card, proof of address and sign a one-day hire contract at Birmingham Cycle Revolution and they will arrange a one-day loan of a bike, free of charge.

About The Jericho Foundation

The Jericho Foundation seeks out and engages people who experience significant barriers to being Fulfilled, Skilled and Employed. We aim to help them overcome these barriers and gain relevant vocational skills to secure sustainable employment. We do this through providing real work experience in one of our Social Enterprise businesses combined with an individually tailored package of mentoring, personal development support and training.

The people we work with often experience a broad range of barriers. These include: long-term unemployment, lack of skills or qualifications, alcohol or substance misuse, a criminal record, low confidence, mild mental health problems or no history of work experience.

Our eight Social Enterprises provide safe learning environments for our clients while offering high quality, value for money goods and services to the local community on commercial basis. They operate in the following areas: Construction, Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance, Catering, Cleaning, Recycling, ReUsers and co-working/business incubation space.

Ways to Support the Event

  • Join in with this sponsored ride
  • Ask your friends and family to sponsor you or one of the other riders
  • Donate to the mission of Jericho

To arrange sponsorship or support one of the riders, please contact Michael Colin.

Further Information

  • Find out more about the Birmingham Leisure card here
  • Find out about Birmingham Big Bikes here
  • A Facebook page for this event can be found here

Thank You!

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