Our Big Challenge for Charity!
A while ago we were chatting with our friend Jack and he joked that it would be funny to cycle between Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor all in one day. Even though he wasn’t serious we instantly loved the idea, and thought it would be a great way to raise some money for charity!
So on Saturday 6th July we are doing just that - visiting three theme parks in one day using only bikes!
We’ll be starting our journey at Chessington before heading onto Thorpe Park, and finally Legoland at the end of the day. Throughout the day we’ll be spending some time in all three parks, with the aim of hopefully getting on at least one ride at each place. That’s an additional challenge - seeing how much we can ride during the short trip.
We’ve decided to raise money for Merlin’s Magic Wand, a fantastic charity who offer magical days out to seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. They also build and create amazing and magical spaces within hospitals, schools and centres across the world. This charity is all about bringing fun to children who don’t always get the chance to experience it. This is something we, as theme park enthusiasts, really believe in!
We need your support
We would be extremely grateful if you would help us support Merlin’s Magic Wand by sponsoring our cycling event. We’ve created a just giving page where you can donate as much or as little as you like. Even just donating £1 will help us reach our goal. All of the money raised goes directly to Merlin’s Magic Wand.
For those of you wanting to offer us even more support, why not come and meet us at a park along our route! We're planning to ride at least one coaster in each park (see the schedule below) with those who join us. We have put together a rough schedule for the day which you can use to get an idea of when to catch us at each park. We'll be posting updates on social media throughout the day too so you'll know if we're running behind!
10:00 - Arrive at Chessington (ride Dragon's Fury)
11:40 - Leave Chessington
13:20 - Arrive at Thorpe Park (ride The Swarm)
15:00 - Leave Thorpe Park
16:20 - Arrive at Legoland Windsor (ride The Dragon)
18:00 - Leave Legoland Windsor
We can’t wait!
We’re really excited for the challenge and we hope to see lots of you out there at the parks. Thanks to everyone who can and will be supporting us in any way possible. Roll on Saturday 6th July!
- Harry, Zoe and Jack