We’re delighted to announce that between our JETRide 2023 riders, nearly £20,000 has been raised to help improve the lives of the young people who we support.
To put into context what this total means for our students; it costs approximately £1,000 per year to support a student through each year of Blue Skies (each year includes at least five in-school support sessions with our youth team, five inspiring workplace visits, a public graduation ceremony and an impact and evaluation session). Put simply, JETRide 2023 has delivered 20 years’ worth of Blue Skies support! Wow! In terms of who will receive this support; we have strict enrolment criteria with over 70% of our students eligible for Free School Meals, with the remainder being either young carers, living in care, or having experienced ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) such as bereavement or living in a household with abuse.
Date: Sunday 24th September
Start and finish: RAF College Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Distance: 60 or 100 mile RAF Heritage Trail Entry: £35 online, £40 on the day*.
Fundraising target: £50 per rider
Start times: 8am for 100 miles, 9am for 60 miles.
Well done to all our riders this year and thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event such a success. Please click here to find out this year’s provisional results.
Download the JETRide 2023 Cranwell pictures here.
The photos cost £5 each, please email JETRide@joneggingtrust.org.uk with the image(s) name that you would like to purchase.
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Having taken place in Bomber County since 2019 (where our first programmes were delivered in 2012), this year’s JETRide sees our 60 and 100 mile routes become designated RAF Heritage Trails taking in some of the county’s most iconic heritage sites.
From our founding story in 2011, to our current Blue Skies programmes led by inspiring military volunteers, the RAF sits at the heart of the Jon Egging Trust. Our JETRiders too have a strong connection to the RAF; many are serving members, veterans, or part of the wider RAF family.
Both our 60 and 100 mile cycle routes will be RAF Heritage Trails in 2023, taking in some of Lincolnshire’s most iconic RAF sites. At every stop, riders will be given the opportunity to learn more about the region’s rich military history, and hear stories of endeavour, courage and adversity.
Download the RAF Heritage information here.
RAF heritage not your thing? No problem! The routes follow two beautiful circuits around the Lincolnshire countryside so just enjoy this inclusive ride in a way that suits you (as long as you are being safe at all times!).
When you sign up to JETRide 2023, please consider dedicating your ride to a forgotten hero or a military veteran linked to your family.
We want to bring to life the untold stories of our riders and their ancestors.
Full details of how you can dedicate your ride and tell your story can be found on our registration pages.
Just as our war heroes brought hope for the future, so money raised from your JETRide 2023 fundraising pages will help support young people from across the UK towards their own brighter futures.
We encourage each rider to raise at least £50 in sponsorship which will go directly towards helping vulnerable young people in the UK.
Click here to learn more about the vital work of the Jon Egging Trust and its links to the RAF, past and present.
JETRide 2023 is kindly sponsored by Ascent.