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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Our MKGU Rotary President for 2022/23 is Chris Hayter. Chris' chosen charities for 2022/23 are The Oasis Project (The Gambia) and Carers MK. https://theoasisproject.org/ https://carersmiltonkeynes.org/more
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).more
MKGU Grand Union Rotary Club turned out in force to support the MK Marathon and half-Marathon on Monday 01 May.more
The winning team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton and John Kelly with Vice President Chris Duff at the MKGU Rotary'End Polio Now' Golf Daymore
The photographic archive for our club is kept on a Flickr account. You can access it using the link below.more
Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.more
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.more
We are putting our funds, together with a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support a drainage improvement project in the Gambiamore