Every year we help to promote and publicise a vast range of corporate events, seminars, general shindigs and charity fundraisers, but this month we've been working on one that is completely different to anything we’ve been involved with before.
On Thursday 27th September 2018, Leeds city centre will host a gladiatorial style urban charity cycling challenge, unlike anything else in the UK, that will see cyclists of all ages and abilities race up a multi-storey car park against a spectacular backdrop of live music, street food and craft ale.
The event, aptly named The Rampage, is free for spectators and will start at 5pm. Throughout the evening pairs of cyclists will complete the gruelling, lung-busting climb up to the summit of Victoria Leeds multi-storey car park – home to John Lewis & Partners. The first rider across the finish line goes through to the next round and the heats continue until there is just one rider from each category still standing.
Participants can enter now at a cost of just £10 plus a £1.37 booking fee. There’s an open category along with a female only event and an under 18s race. In addition, there will be a separate electric cycle race featuring the latest battery powered bikes provided by leading Yorkshire bike retailer Chevin Cycles.
The Rampage will raise money for LandAid, which is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. The event is the brainchild of our client, Rupert Visick, who is from Leeds based property consultancy Gent Visick. Other supporters and sponsors include home builder Strata, Victoria Leeds owner Hammerson, event company SPOKD and Finn which created the website.
Victoria Leeds multi-storey car park is one of the few car parks in the UK that is perpetually climbing, without any flat decks, making it ideal for this cycling challenge. It makes for a relentless climb that will push competitors of all ages and abilities to their limits before they enjoy a well-deserved drink at the top.
It will also create a fantastic spectacle for everyone who turns up to support and watch the races and there will be plenty of exciting entertainment including live DJs, a bar and great street food being served up.
For further information about The Rampage and to enter the event visit www.therampageleeds.com
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