We dared to dream: another goal smashed

Are we astonished? Yes! Overwhelmed? Most definitely. Speechless? Not with Tom Dearie on the ride…! What we are, actually, is incredibly grateful and humbled by everyone’s generosity — last night we reached and surpassed £23,000 which, when the final pennies were counted after last year’s Ride2Bury challenge, was what we raised last year. We’ve been […]


An incredible effort, but there’s still a way to go

Today we want to say a massive thank you to all the people who have donated to our challenge — last night we smashed through the £22,000 barrier, which means we *only* have £10,000 to raise to meet our target. We actually can’t believe we have got this far already, but we still need everyone’s […]


A charity close to our hearts

The charity we are featuring today is one that has a personal connection for two of our support team riders. It’s The Elizabeth Foundation, based at Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital and used by Vern Rickman’s granddaughter (who he nicknames ‘earoles’) and Kerry Feast’s niece. Tayla, AKA Earoles, is a big fan of our ride (and […]


Jack’s 1st Steps

One of the charities we are riding for is Jack’s 1st Steps, run by Jonathan and Amber Sims for their son, who was born with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. Here’s what Jonathan has to say about Jack and the York2Pompey ride: Jack’s 1st Steps Fund was set up just over two years ago, with the aim […]


We’ve come a long way — but there’s more to do

There’s just one week to go until the York2Pompey team board the coach and start the long journey to York — ready to begin an even longer one back again. It’s all starting to get very real, and while the team gets increasingly obsessed with brake pads, energy gels and how many Jaffa Cakes the […]

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Stepping up the pedal power ahead of challenge

The pressure is mounting on a team of more than 30 cyclists preparing to take on a gruelling charity challenge. At the end of April they will be cycling from York to Portsmouth, a journey of some 300 miles, to raise a target amount of £32,000 for charities in both cities.The Big Pompey Ride team […]

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Official Press Release

A sponsored cycle ride that aims to raise an ambitious £30,000 for charity has been officially launched in Portsmouth. There are 32 amateur cyclists taking on the Big Pompey Ride challenge – a 300-mile cycle from York City Football Club to Fratton Park, which will take three-and-a-half days to complete from April 29 to May […]


Our award-winning sponsor

Rob Piggott from Believe and Achieve won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sports Award 2015’ at the News Sports Awards at the Kings Theatre last night. We would like to congratulate Rob for winning this award, it’s well-deserved for all the hard work he puts in to enable so many people to take part in sporting […]


Big Pompey Ride Merchandise

Last year, we had a fair few enquiries about whether or not we were selling any of the team kit or merchandise. As the interest levels were so high, we will be producing a range of merchandise this year, as we feel it is a great opportunity to raise more funds, whilst allowing our supporters […]


Sponsorship thanks – Property Personnel

Once again, Anthony Hesse at Property Personnel has very kindly agreed to sponsor me for the ride. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him and all the team at Property Personnel for their invaluable support. Despite not being a ‘local’ business in any sense (they’re based in Staines), Anthony is a lifelong Pompey […]