B2B 2020 is Cancelled
We hope you and your loved ones are all keeping safe and well.
Unfortunately, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it has become clear that we will not be able to run B2B 2020 as planned in July.
We had hoped it might be possible to postpone the event until later in the summer, but following conversations with our hotels and Brittany Ferries it has become clear that this is not gpong to be a workable option fo us.
Therefore, with much regret, after much consideration and debate,
we have decided to cancel B2B 2020.
We understand that this will be a huge disappointment to everyone, but, as always, our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of all our riders and support crew.
We also have a responsibility to comply with the direction and advice provided by government agencies (in the both UK and France).
We know how much B2B means to everyone who takes part, and how much time and effort people expend in preparing for the event and raising sponsorship.
We are also acutely aware of the importance of the ride in terms of the fundraising it generates for our charity PROPS. That fundraising is of particular significance in these uncertain times.
So, in the hope of minimising the the impact of this cancellation on the charity, and in keeping with the current lockdown vibe, we have decided to run a our very first
Virtual B2B 2020 Challenge!
We hope that all our riders (and more!) will be encouraged to take part and to continue with raising much needed funds for PROPS!
I’m sure you will have questions about what happens next. Hopefully the Q&As below will answer them, but if not please feel free to contact us directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I book a place on B2B 2021?
Absolutely! We will be happy to offer everyone who was registered for this year’s B2B a place on next year’s ride (provisional dates 7-10 July 2021).
What happens to my deposit?
The cancellation means that we will incur unrecoverable organisational costs. These will need to be recovered from deposits.
If you decide to take up the offer of a place on next year’s ride, we w
ill roll the remainder of your deposit forward to next year.
If you decide not to take up the offer, we will refund the remainder of your deposit, or, if you prefer, we will donate that money to PROPS.
What happens to my fundraising?
All donations provided as part of your fundraising are paid directly to the charity on a weekly basis.
Most of your supporters will be happy for the funds to still go to the charity, but if any would prefer not to do this, please ask them to contact the charity directly at email@example.com with details of the donation for them to process.
Where does this decision leave PROPS?
Clearly the B2B is the biggest fundraiser in the PROPS calendar. To lose the fundraising from that event at such a time as this, when we are unable to open our doors, is a double whammy.
We hope that you will embrace the idea of our virtual B2B and continue to raise much need funds for PROPS.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience and your continued support. It is, as always, greatly appreciated.
Take care and stay safe