2019 sees the start of our biggest ever road safety campaign. We want to encourage safer driving not only for young adults but everyone who commutes! #saferdriving #ely #roadsafety #lifesaving
Following the success of our event in November, we have organised another brilliant Music Bingo Evening hosted by the one and only Host Malone.
Join us at Hereford Lads Club, Widemarsh Common on Friday 12th April with a team of 4, for Music Bingo and delicious Curry.
The cost for the event is £20 per team of 4 and all monies will be donated to ELY. Tables must be booked in advance.
To book contact us or call 01432 359 152
The ELY 100 Challenge Cycle Ride is back again for 2019 with new routes.
The event will be held on Sunday 23rd June 2019 so not long to wait!
This year we're running 4 different routes up to 100 miles PLUS a family route.
The routes will all be waymarked so no-one will get lost, with back up vehicles just in case anyone needs any assistance. All levels of cyclists are welcome.
The proposed routes will take in part of the Black & White Village Trail of Herefordshire. They are characterised by large number of timbered and half timbered buildings. You will cycle through some of the prettiest villages and landscape in England.
The routes will be 25miles, 50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles. There will also be a 10 mile family route which will be marshalled.
25 Mile Route
The 25 mile Challenge heads West out of Hereford, a reasonably quiet country road via Burghill and Tillington and onto the A4110. The village of Canon Pyon is reached after a few miles where a left turn onto a quiet country lane takes you through Kings Pyon and onto the scenic black & white village of Weobley where the first official water/feed station is situated with toilet facilities. From Weobley the route heads West along a quiet undulating B Road and onto the A480 which is probably the quietish main road in Herefordshire. Again, it is undulating with views across to Hay Bluff before turning right at Mansel Lacy crossroads. The next few miles are on quiet, narrow country lanes passing through Bishopstone, Kenchester before reaching Credenhill. The route then rejoins the A480 and heads back to the finish at Greyhound Rugby Club (HQ) via Roman Road.
The 25mile route taken at a steady pace is easily manageable for cyclists of limited abilities.
50 Mile Route
The 50 mile Challenge after replenishing water bottles and taking a snack on board at Weobley the route heads out along the A4112 towards Leominster for several miles before turning left onto a quiet country lane to the A44. A left turn onto the A44 and after 1 mile, a right turn the route takes you into the picturesque black & white village of Eardisland. A left turn just before the bridge over the River Arrow leads onto Broome Lane and west towards another black & white village, Pembridge. At the junction in the centre of the village a right turn immediately followed by a left turn leads onto another quiet lane towards Broxwood. Before reaching Broxwood the route heads off North towards the A44. At the junction with the A44 a right followed quickly by a left turn takes you back onto a quiet lane followed by a left turn after a half mile onto Rhyse Lane which leads you back onto the A44 at “Windy Corner”. Crossing the A44 takes you onto the Black and White village of Lyonshall and the A480. After a steady climb out of the village and a nice descent a left turn leads you to the hamlet of Broxwood and a quiet lane back to the A4112 and Weobley where water and snacks will be available before heading on towards Hereford
The 50 mile route will obviously be a bit more challenging but again taken at a steady pace is well achievable by any cyclist with a reasonable fitness level.
75 Mile Route
The 75 mile Challenge after replenishing water bottles and taking a snack on board at Weobley the route heads out along the A4112 towards Leominster for several miles before turning left onto a quiet country lane to the A44. A left turn onto the A44 and after 1 mile, a right turn the route takes you into the picturesque black & white village of Eardisland, continue over the River Arrow bridge to the black & white village of Kingsland. From here the route takes you along quiet lanes onto the B4361 and on to the village of Luston where a left turn exiting the village takes you onto another quiet lane to Lucton. At Lucton a left turn onto the B4362 and another left onto the A4110 will take you to another water and feed station at Luctonians Rugby Club. From here a right turn onto a quiet lane leads to the village of Shobdon and the B4362 which takes you on to Presteigne and our only venture into Wales albeit for a very short time. A quiet B Road followed by quiet country lanes takes us onto the Black and White village of Pembridge where we join the 50 mile Challenge route.
100 mile route
As the 75 m route you will head back to HQ in Hereford for refuelling. The route then heads North out of the Hereford. A reasonably flat rate for the first 10 miles to Bodenham village before the long steady climb towards Pencombe BUT the VIEWS from the top, West towards Hay Bluff are your REWARD before starting a steep descent back to the A417. A left turn followed by a right leads onto a quiet country lane past Tyrells Vodka to the A465. After passing The Crosskeys Pub, Withington the route takes a right turn to Sutton St Nicholas. A left turn by the Golden Cross Pub leads you back to Hereford via Shelwick and Munstone. The route back to Hereford is reasonably flat with a few short climbs and descents.
The 75mile and 100 mile Challenges are obviously aimed at the more experienced cyclists with a greater fitness level but for those of you who wish to take on a 100 mile distance for the first time this route has been developed for you as the amount of elevation has deliberately been kept to a minimum without spoiling a scenic ride through some beautiful North Herefordshire countryside.
10 mile family Route
The 10 mile family route will mainly use cycle paths around the city including the Sustrans supported Greenway route over the new bridge at Waterworks Lane. It will be an escorted ride by experienced cyclists to ensure the ride is safe and enjoyed by all.
How much does it cost?
The price varies per route. Entry prices as follows:
25 miles - £15
50 miles - £20
75 miles - £25
100 miles - £30
Family Ride - Adults £5 - U16s £1
Entry on day additional £5 for 25m, 50m, 75m and 100m
Unique design medals awarded for all distance including family ride
Free parking off site from HQ - PLEASE FOLLOW SIGNS OFF GRANDSTAND ROAD
HQ - The Greyhound Rugby Club, Grandstand Road, Hereford HR4 9NG
Basic Mechanicals support
Pick up wagons
Full route marking
First Aid support
Water stations with toilet facilities. Distances Weobley 12 miles, Luctonians Rugby Club 33 miles, Weobley 64 miles, Hereford 77 miles
Water stations only Pembridge 49 miles and Bodenham 87 miles
Energy snacks and drinks for 75 and 100 mile entries
Coffee/Tea & drinks available to purchase
Ladies & gents showering facilities at HQ, a must after a hard cycle challenge!
REGISTRATION AND START TIMES
CHALLENGE REGISTRATION TIMES START TIMES
100 MILE CHALLENGE 08:15 - 08:45 09:00
70 MILE CHALLENGE 08:30 - 09:00 09:15
50 MILE CHALLENGE 08:45 - 09:15 09:30
25 MILE CHALLENGE 09:00 - 09:45 10:00
FAMILY CHALLENGE 10:00 - 10:45 11:00
Do you want to take part?
Register online at British Cycling or email us at email@example.com
We would be extremely grateful if you were to consider fundraising for your chosen cycle ride. However, it is optional and entirely up to every individual. Thank you for your support!
Our 9th Annual Charity Golf Day will be held at Burghill Valley Golf Club on Saturday 20th July.
Here are all of the details…
This year’s Cardiff Half Marathon is on Sunday 6th October 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that the ELY Memorial Fund have got 10 sponsored runners in this years race. Thank you to those running for ELY, and good luck with your training in the run up to the event. Your sponsorship will be vital to help us grow and continue to help the families that need us.
Unfortunately all of our sponsored spaces are now taken, but if you’re interested in entering the 13.1 mile race yourself and collecting sponsorship for ELY please email Ange at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with how our runners are getting on
Our ever popular charity ball is back for 2019! This year it will be held at Alexander Park on Saturday 23rd November.
We will let you know all of the details very soon, so keep checking back here or follow us on Facebook.
If you wish to reserve a table early, you can now by emailing Ange at email@example.com
Are you holding an event or completing a tough challenge this year?
Do you want to raise money for the ELY Memorial Fund?
We’ve signed up to Go Fund Me to make it really easy for you to fundraise!
All you need to do is set up your event on our Go Fund Me page at the following link.
Join us for our Family Footgolf Day held at The Hereford Golf Academy in Lyde, including food from The Beefy Boys!
All the details are in the poster below.
What a great day we had at the Hereford Golf & Footgolf Academy! Everyone had fun with some good scores doing 9 holes! Many thanks to Jon for all his help and support for the day and to The Beefy Boys who supported us selling their famous burgers! We raised £419.00 on a glorious sunny day!
Save the date
Friday 27th April
View the ELY Angel Wing jewellery on the day
Some photos of our evening with Henryka. Our Angel Jewellery touched a lot of ladies hearts! Thank you to everyone who attended.
Carping4ELY is back for 2018. This year the weekend event will be held on 18th – 20th May - donations welcome.
Find out more on the Carping4ELY Facebook Page
Another fantastic weekend event hosted by Terry & Gemma Ingram. They worked tirelessly to ensure their fisherman took part in not just on a great fishing lake, but looked after them in terms of catering, welfare and endless support during the 48 hours. Their chosen charities was ELY and the West Midlands Air Ambulance, another charity close to Ange's heart. Thank you to all the magnificent sponsors that donated for the event and to Acorn Fisheries for allowing the event to take place. Hopefully see you all next year! Hugs from Ange & Steve x
Would you like to fundraise for ELY?
Why not take part in a 10k run through the heart of our capital city. The Virgin Sport 10k run takes place on 15th July 2018 and we would love it if you could run for The ELY Memorial Fund. Your entry fee will be paid and you will receive a goodie bag at the end of your run.
Minimum sponsors £100.
Own travel to be arranged
Want to take part? Download the sponsor form here.
Our 8th Annual Charity Golf Day will be held at Burghill Valley Golf Club on Saturday 21st July.
Every year this is a brilliant day for all involved and we're pleased to announce that this we have some superb hole-in-one prizes again including a Suzuki Celerio.
We would like to ask for sponsors, £50 for the golf hole of your choice on which we will advertise your business.
Raffle donations would be gladly received for the event too!
This year the Dying 2 Drive initiative will be held at the Herefordshire and Ludlow College. All students and staff are invited to attend on Tuesday 27th March.
We will have the West Midlands Air Ambulance Pod to have a look around. See the poster below for all the details.
The day evolved starting with the emergency services arriving at the College to a stationary car and volunteer casualties who all acted as a scene of an accident when such an incident happens on our roads. Over 20 minutes the students witnessed how the emergency services work together to release casualties. Angela Tyler then spoke about losing her only child in her car accident nearly 8 years ago on the 30th September 2010.
We would personally like to thank Herefordshire & Ludlow College for supporting the charity to host the Dying 2 Drive event. All the emergency services who helped and volunteered to support us, Hereford Police Cadets, Like Radio, Co-op Food, Funeralcare and Insurance, West Midlands Air Ambulance, IAM, DHL Transport Training, Safer Road Partnerships, Herefordshire Council Road Safety, 3D Driving Awareness and the ELY Race Club.
Lastly to all the students and staff who supported ELY on the day.
Join us for the ELY Memorial Fund Halloween Party at the Hereford Railway Club on the 27th October 2018.
In the early hours of Sunday 11th May 1980, former Police Inspector Martin Firman became a Hostage, held at gun point by a man with a history of firearm offences.
On the 22 March , Martin will take you through his dramatic story and share with you what he truly believes made a difference on that fateful night.
The evening also includes a quiz, raffle and the following two course dinner;
- Succulent chicken breast in a white wine & tarragon sauce with parmentier potatoes & greens
- Warm chocolate brownies & rich vanilla ice cream
Tickets are £20 and 100% of the profit goes to The ELY Memorial Fund
We had the most wonderful evening listening to Martin Firman! The room fell silent as Martin took us into his night on duty and being held at gun point. We also held a short quiz to test everyone's knowledge and we had a raffle. We raised £400 on the evening with thanks to the supporters and businesses on the night. Special thanks to Martin for sharing his story and all his help to make the evening such a success. We would also like to thank Dave Iles for making the room, lighting, sound and visual look fabulous. Finally, Hereford Football Club and Stage Coach for supporting the evening.
The 2018 AGM will be held on Tuesday 6th March from 7.30p.m. – 9p.m. at Whitehouse Community Centre.
We are looking for new trustees/volunteers who would like to join ELY.
If you would like to become a trustee please join us on the evening or contact us
ELY have worked with TROPIC representative Alison Holmes to organise a TROPIC skincare and make up pamper party on Friday 17th November at the Hereford Rowing Club.
TROPIC is a new, award-winning range of 100% chemical free skincare and make up!
On the night you will be able to try the products and learn what will benefit your skin.
It will be a fun night for all!
The time is nearly here when Kyle Dovey, Darren Morgan, Carl Rose, Dean Jones, Dan Barnett, Richard Dowds from the ELY Race Club will travel to John O'Groats to start their epic challenge of cycling to Lands End in 5 days starting from Sunday 13th August. They will travel down and coming through Hereford on Day 4arriving around 1300 hrs, where they will have lunch before they start again to cycle a further 98 miles to reach Bridgewater. There is still plenty of time to support them through their justgiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jogle17.
Below you will see their route they will be taking!! Daily updates will be uploaded to their facebook @elyraceclub2016 and /ELYMemorialFund- please help them reach their target of £8,000!! Thank you Ange x
What a weekend this was!! Steve Jay organised a wonderful weekend for the cyclists who took part in the 100 mile route from Hereford to Brecon with an overnight stay at Bishop Meadows Caravan Park. Every detail was in place and thankfully no one got lost or injured over the weekend. They all set off from Balfour Beatty on Saturday morning and then arriving at the camp site to a hearty BBQ kindly sponsored by @Fluidmaster of Hereford. They have entertainment in the club house during the evening with a few drinks along the way! No bad heads on Sunday morning when we gathered altogether to have breakfast in the refurbished café. On the arrival home into the City Sports Club, we fed the cyclists with curry & rice cooked by Steve Jay's niece, it was lovely! Finally individual trophies and medals given out to everyone who took part. We are still waiting for sponsors to come through but at present it is over £1,500 already received. Details of final amount will be announced shortly. thank you again to all who took part and all the back up crew from Balfour Beatty. Ange & Steve x
We would like to thank all our supporters and golfers for making the ELY Charity Golf day, a day to remember! We raised £3,230.00 for ELY! We had many businesses supporting us on the day either by donating prizes or sponsorship of golf holes. @StirlingofHereford offered 4 x "Hole in One" prizes one being a Swift Suzuki SZ3, unfortunately no-one won, but Stuart Phillips hit the Pin!! May be next year we will have a lucky winner. Thanks to @Burghill Valley Golf Club for allowing ELY to host our event as well as Andy & James from the Pro Shop who helped with score cards and looked after our Thorne Widgery Golf Ladies who entered for the first time taking part in a golf competition. They did extremely well - hopefully this has given you the golf bug for next years event. Special thanks to Mal Tyler who sought raffle prizes, golf hole sponsors and teams for the event, without your help it would be a different day altogether. Finally to the ELY girls who worked hard all day to make sure all our golfers new exactly what they were doing, selling raffle tickets etc, you did an amazing job! Hopefully next year I may be able to play in the event, watch this space- thank you all again truly a day to remember ! Ange & Steve x