The Jennings Rivers Ride reveals some of the UK’s finest scenery and cycling terrain from the heart of the Lake District all the way out to the Irish Sea. It’s a series of four bike rides which start and finish in Keswick.
The Rivers Ride is a charity fundraising event. All the proceeds from this year’s ride will go towards our Foundation Grants programme. This year we’re challenging rider’s to raise at least £125 each to provide over £180,000 for grant making across Cumbria - click here to read the latest grant stories.
It’s called the Rivers Ride because sections of each route follow the affected river courses and criss-cross over many of the bridges that were either destroyed and replaced, or badly damaged during the floods in 2009. The Community Foundation was at the heart of the response raising £3m to help people affected. We formed a special relationship with Jennings in 2009. Through their beer sales they raised nearly £180K towards our flood appeal – the single largest donation.
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