Love cycling? If you’re looking to add to your bike miles this year and raise money for a good cause, then sign up to the Factory to Festival cycling challenge.
Now in its 3rd year - and open to friends and family of Leyland Trucks employees, our partners and our sponsors - the 2020 Factory to Festival bike ride, in aid of Leyland Trucks’ Helping Hand charity, gives experienced and novice cyclists the choice of three different challenges at varying levels of difficulty.
So, whether you’re a pro cycler looking for a new route, or a family wanting to increase your pedal action, we have an option for you as we work together to raise money for worthy local causes.
Sign up today!
Participants have a choice of the following rides:
Our partners for this year’s ride include Lancashire DAF, The Leyland Festival Committee, St Catherine’s Hospice Leyland (main charity partner), South Ribble Borough Council, British Cycling, Atlas Copco, Essential Industrial, Brigade, KPI Industrials, Schneider Electric, Pailton, Office Team and MADE Profiles.
For more information, download our application form here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support of this event.
XF and CF rides: £50
LF ride: £25 (single rider), £50 (family ticket – 2x adults, 2x children) PLUS £5 for any additional child
Included in ticket price:
About the routes
Length: 75.225 miles
Ascent: 4534 ft
Descent: 4488 ft
Hills: 40.0% | 40.9% | 19.1%
Length: 119.439 miles
Ascent: 7473 ft
Descent: 7424 ft
Hills: 41.1% | 41.9% | 17.0%
LF (Guild Wheel route):
Length: 27.241 miles
Ascent: 1013 ft
Descent: 1013 ft
Hills: 38.8% | 31.4% | 29.8%
What others say
“Being an outdoorsy family, the opportunity to conquer a new challenge together by completing the 'Factory to Festival' last year was one we were quick to consider. Our children were apprehensive at first, but quickly realised what an achievement it would be and became determined that they would be able to complete it.”
“We were all excited and a little nervous as to whether our legs would hold out for the duration, making it an exhilarating, enjoyable and emotional day from the beginning.”
“Our children were proud to receive their race numbers and beamed as they set off for their longest ride to date, enjoying the comradery and conversation with other riders along the way. Arriving as one unit to Worden Park was a fantastic way to end the event, with a real sense of celebration from all the riders upon completion. For my wife and I, seeing our family complete such a challenge together and knowing that an amazing cause has inspired the event, makes us proud to have been a part of it.”
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About Helping Hand
Helping Hand is a non-profit organisation run by a dedicated committee of Leyland Trucks and PACCAR Parts employees. Founded in 1994 by a group of enthusiastic workers who wanted to help disadvantaged employees and local causes, the charity has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and to-date, has raised in excess of £1million. Throughout the year, employees and their families raise money through various fundraising events, which is then donated to local charities, organisations and good causes.
Factory to Festival 2020 is the annual charity cycling event run by the Helping Hand Charity.
On the 28th September, 4 members of the DAF Trucks UK Parts Team completed the Lake Ballaton Cycle Challenge in Hungary, also known as the Tour de Pelso. This consisted of a total cycling distance of over 200km with an ascent of 965 metres in under 11 hours, burning a whopping 6000 calories in the process.
The UK team consisted of Michael Hunt, Warren Cliffe, Mark Harmon and Paul Cook who were joined by DAF European colleagues Jan Damen, Manel Chacon, Anne Bressers, Rudy Bressers, Jeroen Gielen, Ronald van de Meerakker, Daniel Heller, David Kiss and other colleagues from DAF/Paccar Parts in Hungary.
The full team started and finished, a true team effort and an amazing achievement. Please keep the sponsorship coming in!! Thank you!
The 2nd Annual Golf Day at Leyland Golf Club with all teams competing for the newly named ‘Gerald Harwood’ Trophy, named after an ex Leyland Trucks employee who was an avid golfer and competed in the competition last year.
The weather was a complete washout, but the level of commitment from the teams playing in the rain was amazing. We had 14 teams start and 7 finish.
Of that 7, the winning team was The Striped Pig with a brilliant individual performance from Will Walne. Gerald’s wife Doris and son Andrew were there to present the trophy to the winners.
We raised over £2000 and that will go directly to local Charities.
A nine-year-old boy from Clayton-le-Woods has been presented with a special gift by Leyland Trucks, after his fundraising efforts singlehandedly brought in more than five per cent of the manufacturer’s £16,000 charity donation to St Catherine’s Hospice.