I often get asked what type of bike is best to start off cycling with. There are many different options and recommendations but check out the link below which might help.




Logic Fire and Security a locally based national Fire and Security company has become our first major Sponsor.

This is a major boost for the challenge, as the first sponsor is always the hardest to get. However, in this case, we do have the advantage that one of the riders is a Director of the company. Never the less this is a serious commitment and shows he is prepared to put his money where his mouth is.

Sean says “Obviously this challenge, and more importantly, the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK is very close to my heart, and I am keen to support it in every way. I can also see the many benefits of the advertising not only on the cycling shirts but with all the events going on throughout the year especially The Great Nidd Bike Ride and the Ball afterwards.”

Thank you, Logic Fire and Security for the sponsorship.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.


First fundraising event at The Station Hotel. Australia Day BBQ. We raised £79.98 for Alzheimers Research UK. Thank you, everyone who came along and The Station Hotel for hosting the event

So here it is, another cycling challenge!
This time we are cycling from the Arctic to Africa a Distance of 4500 over a three stages in a three-year period in aid of Alzheimer Research U.K.

We are starting our challenge at Midnight on or as near to possible to midsummers day when the sun never sets from Nordkapp the most northern point in Europe and 550 miles inside the Arctic circle. We cycle through Norway into Finland then Sweden finishing our first leg in Gothenburg.

We will return the following year to Gothenburg and cycle to Monaco then the final leg will be from Monaco to Casablanca in Morocco.

We have a dedicated team of cyclists and backup including Sean McPartland, David Lee Kent, Paul Warner, Lee Weisswal Lund, Amy Holmes, Dan Howard, Gaz Hayes, Kathleen McPartland and Kayleigh McPartland

We will be having many fund raising events over the three years when everyone can get involved in including the following.

  • The Great Nidd 50 mile bike ride, followed by a Dinner Dance.
  • Cycle Orienteering.
  • Pig racing.
  • And much more…

There is a just giving page I will post details later.

We will also be offering corporate sponsorship opportunities to promote your company and assist us with the costs.

Please join the group or follow the page to keep up to date with the events.