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Rural Ride for Research

We’re excited to announce our first Rural Ride for Research and registration is now open. Join us on Wednesday 27th September and conquer the Chilterns! 

Fund4Trees - Rural Ride for Research 2017
Ride for Research logo

Some of you will have taken part in our Ride for Research events over recent years. These have been generally city focused and we thought it was time for a more rural ride.

What’s involved

Our Rural Ride for Research will cover approximately 25 miles around the Watlington area of Oxfordshire taking in the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns. We plan to keep the hills to a minimum to ensure the ride is manageable and enjoyable for all, but as it is Chilterns-based there will inevitably be a couple of climbs and some semi-off road sections so we are recommending mountain bikes or hybrids for this event.

As with the previous rides, the RRfR will include visits to local schools to plant trees with the children, promoting the benefits of trees to the next generation. We know from previous events just how rewarding this element of the ride can be.
Riders are asked to raise a minimum of £150 sponsorship for Fund4Trees. Money raised will go to our charitable work – read more about our Legacy.

Get involved: Don’t miss out, register NOW!

For more information and to register for the ride please contact F4T Trustees;
Russell Ball: russell@fund4trees.org.uk M: 07884 426671
or
Martin Gammie: cwtarb@gmail.com M: 07836 352936

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London to Paris: a send-off by the new Mayor of London

Some of the intrepid Fund4Trees London to Paris cycling team received a fantastic early send-off by recently appointed Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, last night. The ride proper starts on the morning of Saturday 28th May. The final destination is the 99th French Mayor’s conference in Paris on Tuesday.

The riders posed with Sadiq Khan on the Wandering Tree mural, part of the Charter for trees, woods and people campaign led by Woodland Trust. We are grateful to Craig Harrison, Forestry Commission, for helping organise the send-off, and to Matt Larsen-Daw for the photographs.


Trustees of Fund4Trees will be cycling 285 miles, from London to Paris, to promote our charitable work. The trustees will be joined by representatives of national tree professional bodies. The goal is to deliver a French translation of Trees and Design Action Group’s (TDAG) latest document Trees in Hard Landscapes, which Fund4Trees supported. The ride also aims to promote new regular giving schemes for those working in arboriculture. Find out more.

Read more about the London to Paris ride in aid of Fund4Trees

 

 

Ride for Research – 2014 – open to applicants

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for riders wishing to take part in the 2014 Ride for Research in Egham, Surrey on Sunday 14th September.

It has been timed to coincide with the Arboricultural Association’s annual conference (and 50th anniversary) to be held between September 14-17 at Royal Holloway, University of London. The ride will join the AA Ancient Tree Management workshop (led by Ted Green & Bill Cathcart) in the early afternoon before returning to the College. More information about the AA conference

We will ride a circular 25m ride of two halves, starting from the conference venue at Royal Holloway College, through the leafy back lanes of Chobham Common (National Nature Reserve & SSSI) to the winding paths within Windsor Great Park.

The ride is open to anyone working as a professional in forestry or arboriculture. If you don’t want to ride yourself but would like to volunteer to support the 2014 Ride for Research, please let us know how you would like to help.

Riders will be asked to use Just Giving to raise money for our charitable work. A rider can set up a fundraising page for the event on JustGiving – click on button below.

Make a fundraising page for Ride for Research with JustGiving

To apply contact Russell Ball using the form below.

Ride for Research – Birmingham – open to applicants

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for riders wishing to take part in the 2014 Ride for Research

  • venue: Birmingham
  • date: April 1st 2014

It has been timed to coincide with the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ annual conference to be held between April 2nd-3rd also in Birmingham: Urban Trees Research Conference. Read more

The ride is open to anyone working as a professional in forestry or arboriculture. If you don’t want to ride yourself but would like to volunteer to support the 2014 Ride for Research, please let us know how you would like to help.

Riders will be asked to use Just Giving to raise money for our charitable work. A fundraising page for the event has been created on JustGiving.

To apply contact Russell Ball using the form below.

Help promote the London Ride for Research

Help promote the Ride for Research event on October 23rd by downloading this poster and displaying it in your workplace.

More riders are still wanted, for what will be a fantastic route from Kew Gardens to central London, and which is suitable for riders of all abilities (i.e. this is not a sporting event!).

Read more about the London Ride for Research event.

Ride for Research London. Download as a pdf poster and display prominently.
Ride for Research London 2013. Download as a pdf file and display the poster prominently.