The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is delighted to announce two major signings for 2018 and welcome on board Team K3 Zadara as main sponsor for the Race Across Europe (RACE) 2018. An impressive 8 man team representing the SPF will tackle the gruelling 3000 mile cycling endurance race starting on the 3rd July 2018. The challenge is to cycle nonstop, 24 hours a day, to set a 6 day record for the event. The aim for the team is to raise a massive £60k for the SPF and raise awareness of the charity.
Darren Harrison, Director of Technical Services at K3 Starcom is one of the cycling team taking on the epic challenge and has been instrumental in securing the fantastic support of K3 and Zadara.
Lending his fantastic support to Team K3 Zadara SPF Race Across Europe 2018 is the biggest name in cycling, 5 time Olympian and 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins. An Evening with Sir Bradley Wiggins and friends will take place on Saturday 16th June at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens.. The gala black tie fund raising event features a four course dinner, the sensational Phonics and a chance to meet Sir Bradley and the RACE team members. Tickets are £75 or £700 for a table of ten. Sponsorship packages including places at the Dinner are also available.
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Sir Bradley Wiggins “I am elated to be able to support The Steve Prescott Foundation and this epic challenge. I met Steve at the Sports Personality Awards a few years ago and have always followed his herculean efforts. Sadly Steve is no longer with us but the Prescott family and ambassadors have continued his legacy. I am honoured that I can do my bit to help this great charity and it promises to be a fantastic evening. I am really looking forward to seeing my friend Steve Hampson on the dancefloor, he definitely shaped better on the rugby pitch.”
Mike Denning Chairman of the SPF “We would like to thank all the Team at K3 Zadara for making this fantastic challenge possible with their generous sponsorship. This is a challenge that is in ethos of the SPF, the great man Steve Prescott would have relished this opportunity to test his body to the limit.
We would also like to thank Sir Bradley for his time and support of our team. His support and guidance has been invaluable so far and like ourselves he is passionate about helping those less fortunate than ourselves.”
The specially selected SPF team includes Neil Prescott, older brother of former rugby league International the late Steve Prescott MBE. Neil who has completed several Ironman events will be joined by former professional rugby league stars Gareth Ellis (Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity) Steve Hampson (Wigan), Steve Hall (St Helens), Ewan Dowes (Hull FC), GB Triathlete Phil Ellison, Ironman and Ultra Marathon veteran Darren Harrison and experienced cycle coach Kev Humphries. The team have already starting training in earnest with the fantastic support of at Thatto Cycles of St Helens and are holding a series of fund raising events over the next few months.
Donations can be made on the Team’s Just Giving page:-
Race Across Europe (RACE)
RACE is a once-in-a-lifetime cycling event featuring the very best of riding in Europe for supported teams and unsupported solos and pairs. This event requires exceptional teamwork, stamina, energy, strategy and humour to succeed. Don’t let ‘race’ put you off though. The support crew are critical to the success of the cyclists and in many ways have the harder challenge and gain just as much by way of a major life achievement as anyone on a bike. It is truly a team event for everyone!
The RACE 2018 starts in Boulogne sur Mer, tracks north through the French Ardennes and crosses the Rhine into Germany. From here it climbs briefly into the Black Forest and onto a high plain that traverses east across Germany into Austria before heading south into Italy then immediately east into Slovenia to cross the Vrsic Pass. The route then descends back into Italy and heads due west, crossing the Colle dell’Agnello back into France. We ride through Provence, climb over Mont Ventoux, then head south into the Languedoc Roussillon to cross the eastern Pyrenees into Spain. Spain provides consistently good road cycling all the way to the orange groves of Andalucia and the final rolling roads to Tarifa, with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and mountainous north African coastline.