ABOUT KEF KIDS:
KEF KIDS is a London based charity supporting families who have a child(ren) with a physical and/or learning disabilities and their families.
KEF provides a wide range of programmes for children with disabilities including out-of-school activities, recreational events and residential trips, and summer and winter sleep-away camps as well as various support services and events for parents and siblings. KEF is dedicated to offering friendship and fun in a positive environment where each young person has opportunities to blossom, thrive and develop to maximise their potential. KEF's incredibly devoted and energetic volunteers accommodate every child’s individual needs with sensitivity and care.
KEF's programmes ensure that families receive much-needed regular respite and also benefit from the range of support services that KEF offers for family members.KEF was founded in 2006 with just four children. Today KEF has expanded to support over 100 children and young adults, with hundreds of volunteer’s worldwide becoming part of the KEF family.
Our purpose-built Centre was opened in 2017 fitted with specialist facilities specifically tailored to the requirements of the children and young adults attending our programmes.
HISTORY OF BIKE4KEF:
As KEF KIDS has grown, so has our shortfall. Ten years ago, a group of six men volunteered to fundraise for KEF KIDS on Purim and the MONKEEZ were born! They have become a much-loved and welcome entertainment at group parties, and donors’ responses have been heartwarming. When they saw the level of commitment that the community was showing, this inspired Motti Stimler, one of the founder “Monkeez” to take fundraising for KEF KIDS to another level, and open it to the entire community in the form of a sponsored Bikeathon. The response was phenomenal and BIKE4KEF has evolved into a much anticipated and compulsory yearly occurrence for a growing number of participants and supporters!
KEF KIDS continues to be humbled and full of gratitude to all our loyal participants who ensure the continuity of services and the organisation is thriving.
BIKE4KEF 2023 TARGET:
This year is BIKE4KEF’S 10th Anniversary ride. Setting this year’s target at £750,000.00, we aim to continue the momentum of upward growth that this exciting project has enjoyed thus far, both in terms of funds raised, and in terms of participants. KEF KIDS’s respite support for its families has been a lifeline over the years, and the organisation is constantly improving the level and range of services on offer to families. Funds raised from BIKE4KEF have always been KEF KIDS’s main source of income. Our BIKE4KEF riders are our ambassadors - and this year every rider’s commitment to reach and surpass their individual goals will be even more important. We anticipate maximum participation for this milestone ride and appreciate all your efforts!
The ride will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2023. Departure and arrival details together with exact timings will be confirmed closer to the ride.
Riders will be able to choose from 50km, 100km and 100-mile route alternatives. Riders should be aware that the 100-mile route is designed only for seasoned riders who can comfortably complete the additional mileage with little support.
Further route information will be shared closer to the ride.
We strongly recommend participants to ride at least 2-3 times weekly, until you are comfortable riding at least 50-60km. The distances that are very difficult to complete in one session without prior training.
A specialised company is carefully planning the alternate routes, and marshals will support riders along all route options and there will be pit stops along all routes.
CAN I RIDE?
If you are considering joining BIKE4KEF , you must be:
An appropriate bike
A helmet (compulsory)
Bottle cage (ideally 2) attached to your bike
Spare set of inner tubes specific to your tyres
Waterproof jacket (recommended
Finish line details will be announced in due course – watch this space! KEF has never let our riders or their families down!
TRAINING ADVICE PLANS
From the BIKE4KEF CYCLING SUPPORT TEAM
Completing a Century guide - https://www.pieevents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Training-Guide-Completing-a-Century-v2.pdf
Completing a Grand Fondo/100km - https://www.pieevents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Training-Guide-Completing-a-Gran-Fondo-v2.pdf