The Team Townend Challenge, our friends and family have been supporting RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims in the UK since 2011, raising over £70,000.


Every single penny we have raised has been used to campaign for reform to the justice system, support victims to cope with their trauma, and to reduce road danger. 

Find out more about RoadPeace at

HElP US REACH £100,000
10 ways YOU can help us get there:
2.Get your friends and colleagues to ENTER NOW
3.Get your family to ENTER NOW
4.Get your non-cycling friends and colleagues to SPONSOR you.
5.Get your company to SPONSOR you or the event
7.Have a bake sale at work
8.Can’t come on the day? Do your own Team Townend Virtual Challenge and get SPONSORED for that!
9.Buy tickets for our LEGENDARY RAFFLE
10. Did we already say ENTER NOW?

Here’s how you can support us in three easy steps:

  1. Setup a Virgin Money Giving page using this link, then click on the "Start Fundraising" button to set up your own sponsorship page that is directly linked to the Team Townend Virgin Money Giving. We get an extra 20% on every quid you raise thanks to GiftAid.  

  2. Ask your friends, family, colleagues, the milkman, the pizza delivery lady to sponsor you by sending them the link.

  3. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and don't forget to tell everyone how awesome Team Townend is. 

  4. Now start training. The hills are steep and you wouldn't want to let your sponsors down now would you. 


The money raised over the last 10 years has supported the work of RoadPeace ensuring that families can access vital support in a time of crisis.

Each year, approximately 30 people are killed and 350 are seriously injured on the roads in Cumbria.


If we can reach the £100,000 target, RoadPeace will use the funds to set up a dedicated support service in Cumbria. Currently there is no specialised support available for victims and their families in the county.


This service would include a regular facilitated support group, a RoadPeace Resilience Building programme and a remembrance service held on World Day of Remembrance for Crash Victims in November of each year. RoadPeace would also like to work with the local authority to develop guides to help victims families’ navigate the criminal justice system.

  • Every £25 raised helps RoadPeace to send out an information pack to families with guides on navigating the criminal justice system.

  • Every £100 raised helps pay for someone to attend a RoadPeace group support meeting.

  • Every £500 raised funds a place for a bereaved family member to attend the RoadPeace Resilience Building programme. 

Follow the SHEPHERD

COVID-19 update 25/05/2021


Harry Shepherd didn't quite make from Portugal to Romania by bike, the global pandemic scuppering his attempts. Find out more about his not quite according to plan adventure on this podcast


Team Townender Harry is cycling from Portugal to Romania this spring to help us reach our fundraising target. 

His trip begins on the Atlantic Coast in Porto and will hopefully conclude eight countries, 2600+ miles, lots of mountains and countless bowls of pasta later at the edge of the Black Sea in Romania. Just in time to ride the Dirty Double on the 9th May. 

Follow Harry on his adventure at AND support him at

23rd April 2022


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