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05/05/2012 - Llanfoist, Wales, United Kingdom - Charity Ride

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Welcome to the site of TumbleUp4Life.

In the TumbleUp4Life cyclists unite to gather funds in support of cancer recovery. They also seek to share their inspiration about living life to the fullest, even when that seems an uphill battle. The struggle to conquer the Iron mountain, also known as the Tumble as many times as possible (with a maximum of 15 times) in a single day symbolizes the sheer impossible task that cancer patients undertake every day to live life in spite of a disease. Cyclists climb the mountain as many times as they can; for one this might be once, for others up to 15 times. All cyclists will push their limits at their own level.

On May 5th 2012 the Tumble will be the scene of this incredible challenge. The climb starts in Llanfoist at 54 m altitude. The top is reached after 6 km, at the altitude of 512 m. Cycling the Tumble 15 times adds up to 6870 heightmeters. That is even more than climbing the Alpe d'Huez 6 times ! Indeed, cycling doesn't get any tougher than this !

A message from Peter Kapitein, president of Inspire2Live

Dear participants of TumbleUp4Life,

isn't it beautiful that you are going to bike the famous Wales mountain The Tumble for 15 times? Is it possible should be the question? No of course not. But you are going to do it anyhow. Why should you think? Is it fun? No of course not. It hurts, it's boring, it makes you feel sick, angry, scary and so on. But one thing remains the force that drives you: Your motivation to do something for other people. TumbleUp4Life is not about biking. It's about caring for others. About love for the patient and her loved ones. It's about the people we lost and of whom we are thinking when we bike the mountain. Feeling the presence of your loved one when you bike takes away the pain and fear. It fulfills you with beautiful thoughts and good feelings.

Biking the Tumble will convert your powerlessness in the fight against cancer. It will turn the fight into a victory. It will give you the power to make the difference. And when you feel the power you will see that the impossible becomes possible. Don't think in terms of realistic. Living in the Unrealistic world in which we dream and make our dreams come through is much more beautiful.

If the world isn't beautiful make it beautiful. And that's what you are going to do. Thank you for being part of such a beautiful group.

Lord Moynihan supports the TumbleUp4Life

On May 5th 2012 the "iron mountain" of South Wales, The Tumble,  will be the site for an Olympian challenge!    Cyclists will attempt to reach the summit as many times as possible in a single day to replicate the daily challenges a cancer patient faces.  The aim is to raise a record amount of funds for Cancer Research UK.   May I take this opportunity to wish every cyclist good luck with their own personal journey and much success with their fund raising! 

Lord Colin Moynihan

The TumbleUp4Life is an initiative for Inspire2live. Inspire2Live will always appeal to those who share our belief - that to push their limits will make their own lives and that of others better.The Inspire2live events raise money for the national cancer research funds.

  1. All cyclists will do their utmost to raise £ 500 (or more) for Cancer Research UK.
  2.  The entry fee for the event is £ 20,-.
  3. TumbleUp4Life is not a race.
  4. Only 15 climbs will be registered for each cyclist. The TumbleUp4Life starts at 05.00 AM. The cut off time for the start of the last climb in Llanfoist is 08.00 PM.
  5. Helmets must be worn by all cyclists in this event.
  6. There will be an official TumbleUp4Life 2012 outfit. This outfit will be for sale at the website.
  7. The minimum age for cyclists in the Challenge is 8 years. A parent or guardian must accompany cyclists under the age of 16.
  8. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the Highway Code and laws of Wales, including the lighting requirements.
  9. All cyclists in a group must ride in an orderly manner in accordance with the law relating to road travel, not more than two abreast, and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road users.
  10. It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality of an accident. It is also advised that all cyclists carry enough food, drink, money, mobile phone, spare inner tubes and a working pump, as well as extra clothing to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
  11. Cycling is a very popular activity, in which the contact with nature is fundamental. Cyclists will not throw anything on the roads (paper, wrap, bottles....): the natural environment must be preserved and the longevity of the TumbleUp4Life depends on this. Trash bags will be available at controls and stations where cyclists can dispose of empty bottles, wrappers etc. We all give the environment the respect it deserves.
  12. Cyclists agree to any use of their images in print, photographs, film, video and such like for promotional purposes of the TumbleUp4Life without payment.
  13. And finally: Mind the sheep !!!

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Village Hall
Address Line 2 nr Merthyr Road
Town Llanfoist
County Mid Glamorgan
Postcode NP7 9LP
Event Facilities
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