The next TumbleUp4Life will be on Saturday May 3rd 2014. We would very much like to invite you to enter our event and to ask your family, friends and colleagues to join you. Not only is it a challenge to try to climb the Tumble as many times as possible in one day, it also gives great satisfaction to raise funds in aid of Cancer Research UK. The maximum number of climbs is 15, but there is absolutely no minimum. Just give it your best, enjoy the company of the other participants, have a great day and support Cancer Research UK. Next year we ask participants to try to raise at least £ 50. The entry fee for the participants remains £ 15.
Charles Whitton has posted some photos on Youtube. You can find them here.
One of the participants, Paul Harris, has written a story about this years’ TumbleUp4Life. His story is published on the website of Cycling Weekly. You can read it here.
Last Saturday the TumbleUp4Life started at 5 AM with the candle lit start. The first part of the day there was some rain, but later in the morning it became dry and even sunny. The last climb started at 7:30 PM. Every year it is great to see that the participants and the volunteers make the event a big success. Every rider stays positive, despite the rain, the cold in the morning and the wind. And of course despite the tough climb to the top, where the riders were welcomed with a smile and applause. Every cyclist did the best he/she could, always trying for one climb more. From the organisation a big thanks to all the participants and volunteers. We hope to see you all again on May 3rd 2014 !!
The results of the TumbleUp4Life 2013 will follow soon.
People ask us if it is still possible to enter the event, because the goal for the participants is to try and raise £500. The answer is that we welcome all participants, whether they succeed or not in raising that amount. Every single pound matters in the fight against cancer. The entry fee will be payed in full to Cancer Research UK. We don’t take a penny of it !! So yes, please register, see what you can do in terms of fundraising. We look forward to see you all next week !
Two questions are frequently asked. The first one is if participants have to climb the Tumble 15 times in one day. Of course this isn’t the case. Every participant decides how many times he/she will ascent. The second one is if all participants have to start at 5 AM. Although the first climb of the day is very special, because of the candle lit start and watching the sun rise during the climb, it is up to the participant at which time he/she wants to start. It is not allowed to start a climb after 8 PM.