The 22nd of September 2019 will see the inaugural Jon Egging Trust Ride (JETRide) launch from the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell.
JETRide is a cycle sportive that will give cyclists the option to ride either a 50 or 80 mile route, heading off into the beautiful, rolling Lincolnshire countryside.
The ride starts and finishes beside The Royal Air Force College Hall, around 6 miles to the West of Sleaford. It is an imposing and impressive building, and at the end of the ride cyclists will have the opportunity to ride around the smooth red tarmac circle that forms the parade ground from which Royalty and British heroes such as Douglas Bader have graduated at the end of their Officer Training.
For those that aren’t of a cycling ilk, a sportive is a long distance, non-competitive ride, and this one will include individual timing, feed-stations, and a fully signed route that will take in some of the quietest and most picturesque roads that Lincolnshire has to offer. As well as the physical challenge of riding a long distance, JETRide will allow riders to experience the thrill of riding within a large group, get fit and have a great day out.
The charity that the ride is supporting, The Jon Egging Trust, is a youth engagement organisation that was founded by Dr Emma Egging in 2012 after her husband Jon lost his life when he crashed at Bournemouth whilst flying as Red 4 in the RAF’s famous aerobatic team, The Red Arrows.
The Trust aims to help young people that may not benefit from the opportunities that most youngsters are given. It does this by developing teamwork, confidence, leadership and initiative; the aim of JETRide is to raise awareness and funds for this incredibly worthy charity. If you want a challenge in 2019, why not sign up for the event? Once you sign up you can take advantage of a training plan provided by JETRide coach Mark Griffin, and enjoy nutritional expertise from pro cyclist, Claire Steels. Anyone can do it, even if you haven’t cycled long distances previously! To see the routes, what you can expect from the day and to get involved, visit www.joneggingtrust.org.uk/JETRide and get involved!!