Support this incredible group of cyclists in their fundraising efforts for The Cameron Bespolka Trust.
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is a charity that has been set up in Cameron’s memory to inspire young people to love and appreciate animals, in particular birds, nature, and our environment. By experiencing the outdoors first hand, teenagers can connect with nature and make a difference to our planet.
- By creating new opportunities and programmes that involve conservation work, data collecting, research as well as understanding the impact of climate change. This knowledge can help them throughout their lives both personally or professionally
- By organising and sponsoring events for teenagers to connect and appreciate the outdoors, especially those who may not have the means nor opportunity
- By working closely with various partners to reach as many teenagers as we can to add another dimension to their lives and well being
- One of our future goals is to partner with schools and educational institutions to offer nature projects and programmes that are not available to them
For detailed information on the Trust please visit their website: Cameron Bespolka Trust
Now more than ever, kids and teens are widely disconnected from their natural outdoor environment and are spending more and more time indoors. We now know that nature is important to their development in every major way: socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically. We hope we can make a difference.
Above: Cameron Bespolka in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, surrounded by the natural environment he loved. The Trust is a charity that has been set up in Cameron’s memory to inspire young people to love and appreciate animals, in particular birds, nature, and our environment.
Coast to Coast for Cameron
This September, a group of 18 middle-aged cyclists will embark on a grueling 700km cycle ride across France in aid of The Cameron Bespolka Trust.
This challenge, one of Europe’s most iconic rides, will cross the Pyrenees from coast to coast. Starting in Biarritz on the Atlantic Ocean on 9th September, and will finish just 6 days later in Argelès-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean. To complete this demanding 700 km ride, the cyclists are undertaking a rigorous training schedule.
As they traverse the mighty Pyrenees, hugging the Spanish border, they will cycle an average 130km and climb over 2,700m every day (a total of 13.7km vertical ascent: that’s 1.5 times the height of Mount Everest).
The cycle is not for the faint hearted – nor for the unfit! The obstacles they need to overcome include:
- 5½ days’ non-stop cycling, averaging 130km per day
- over 2,700m climb every day, a total that’s 1½ times the height of Everest!
- steep, frightening and very cold descents
- temperature differences of 20°C or more between the valleys and the cols
- high winds and changeable weather
- finding time between work and our families to train as often and as hard as we can
The team are looking for donations to help them reach their goal – please donate here.
For more information on how to sponsor this wonderful charity please click The Cameron Bespolka Trust.
Thank you very much for your interest in this wonderful fundraising challenge and such a wonderful Charity.