Extra Mile Challenge 2019 - Flanders 19th - 23rd September

Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.


The Extra Mile Challenge is an annual event organised by members of MKGU and Bedford Park Rotary Clubs.

It is a cycle ride covering around 500 miles for teams of 4, riding in relay through beautiful countryside on the European continent.  The ride takes place over three days in September with each rider typically covering about 45 miles per day in 4 or 5 stages.  A new route is chosen every year to pose a fresh challenge!

The riders have raised nearly £1.5m over the past 15 years. 75% of sponsorship raised by a team goes to a charity of their choice and the remainder is split between charities nominated by the organisers.

The 2019 Flanders event will take place between 19th to 23rd September . 

You can find much more detail and an entry form on the Extra Mile Website at http://www.extra-mile.org.uk/ and via the Flanders flyer Extra-Mile-2019-Flanders-Challenge-A4-Flyer-V13.pdf  

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The Winning Team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton & John Kelly with MKGU Vice President Chris Duff

The winning team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton and John Kelly with Vice President Chris Duff at the MKGU Rotary'End Polio Now' Golf Day

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Recent visit to The Gambia

Work has almost completed on a significant project to reduce Malaria in The Gambia thanks to the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Grand Union (MKGU).

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The photographic archive for our club is kept on a Flickr account. You can access it using the link below.

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The Crocuses planted at the Open University, our meeting venue, to mark our commitment to Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio

A brief description of what the Rotary organisation world wide stands for.

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One of our annual quiz nights

Some information about our club

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Tabitha Cobb, Ethel Morris and Maureen McColl were inducted as members of the club in January 2018

Information on how you can get involved with MKGU Rotary

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An intrepid cyclist on the challenge

Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.

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We have fun together in a variety of social events organised by the club

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MKGU Bursary Awards to Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer

The Bursary Awards are made each year to students studying for careers in the public sector. This year's award of £300 each was made to students at MK University Hospital NHS Trust, Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer.

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Local workers starting to survey the drainage route

We are putting our funds, together with a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support a drainage improvement project in the Gambia

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