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  • Ride guide 2015

    PALACE TO PALACE

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  • our energy is your energyAs a global leader in energy with facilities around the world, we take an active part in communities that are home to our operations.

    Our approach to citizenship includes our commitment to having a positive impact on the local community.

    Through The Princes Trust, Aramco is once again delighted to support the 2015 Palace to Palace Cycle Ride on its 10th anniversary.

    www.aramco.com

  • our energy is your energyAs a global leader in energy with facilities around the world, we take an active part in communities that are home to our operations.

    Our approach to citizenship includes our commitment to having a positive impact on the local community.

    Through The Princes Trust, Aramco is once again delighted to support the 2015 Palace to Palace Cycle Ride on its 10th anniversary.

    www.aramco.com

    Welcome to the Team

    Thank you so much for signing up and being part of #TeamPrincesTrust. Palace to Palace is an amazing event and as a rider, you are right at the heart of it as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.

    Since The Princes Trust was founded in 1976 by HRH The Prince of Wales, our mission has been to help disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Now into our 39th year, we remain dedicated to changing young lives. We support 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, and those struggling at schooland at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving the care system, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. Our programmes give these vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.

    We have helped 825,000 young people. Yet, despite all of our work, there are still hundreds of thousands of young people in the United Kingdom who are not in work, education or training. With your support we are helping these young people to realise their potential and give them the chance they need to move forward with their lives. So thank you for getting involved. Thank you for fundraising. Thank you for changing young lives.

    Inside this guide youll find lots of helpful information and hints and tips to help you fundraise and to make the most of your Palace to Palace experience. We hope you have a wonderful time. See you at the finish!

    Tara LeathersDirector of Fundraising, The Princes Trust

    Contents

    About the startBe preparedCycle SafetyAbout the finishYour fundraising

    Page 6 to 7Page 8Page 10 to 11Page 13Page 14

    Good luck from the Palace to Palace team!

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    SAOIRSE GRAHAMBefore The Princes Trust, I was bullied really badly at school. It was so bad that it started to affect my family too so we decided to move from Ireland to England thinking that might help. If anything though, it got worse. I remember once waiting for the bus at school and the staff there could see what was happening. They called my mum to collect me because they worried something awful would happen to me if I went on the bus.We eventually moved back to Ireland but the bullying carried on there and when I stood up for myself, I got accused of violence. I felt like I was in a dark hole. I was desperate and honestly thought about ending things.Then I got referred to The Princes Trust xl programme and it changed everything. I was nervous and shy at first, but the staff and other young people made me feel at home. They didnt make me feel stupid, they made me feel important. I never missed a day and I gained a Princes Trust qualification while I was on the course.I feel so much more positive now than I did before xl and I really want to become a mental health nurse. If theres anyone out there whos thinking about doing it, dont think, just go ahead and do it. You never know what will come out of it.

    XL MADE ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. IT HELPED ME WITH MY CONFIDENCE AND MY EDUCATION.

    Together we can save young lives: visit princes-trust.org.ukor call 0800 842 842

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    XL MADE ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. IT HELPED ME WITH MY CONFIDENCE AND MY EDUCATION.

    Together we can save young lives: visit princes-trust.org.ukor call 0800 842 842

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  • About the start

    So all your training has led to this! When youre ready to set off just head towards the start funnels on the Mall (SW1A 2BJ) with your rider number clearly visible (dont forget your safety pins!). Ride marshals will give you a detailed route map that fits into your pocket with an emergency number on just in case you need any assistance. Please add the emergency number to your mobile phone before you set off. Toilets are available in St Jamess Park, and our marshals will be able to point you in the right direction. Just remember to allow yourself enough time so youre ready to set off during your allocated start time slot.

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    Key event timings

    6.30am First Ultra cyclists set off from The Mall*7.00am First Classic cyclists set off from The Mall9.15am Last cyclists set off from the start line**9.30am First cyclists complete the route and cross the finish line at Windsor5:00pm Event finishes *N.B. If you are an Ultra cyclist you cannot start after 7.00am. If you arrive after this time you will be moved onto the Classic

    route. **NB No cyclists will be permitted to start after 9:30am. If you arrive late you will not be able to participate.

  • Chip Tracking

    Palace to Palace is not a race, however, due to popular demand, this year all Ultra and Classic riders will be chipped and everyone will be provided with a finish time. So you may want to set your own personal challenge, remembering the roads arent closed. Your tracking chip is within your handle bar rider number, so please ensure that this is attached to your handle bars with the number facing forward before entering the start funnel.

    Underground

    The nearest Underground stations that you can take your bike to are Westminster, St. Jamess Park and Embankment which are all on the Circle and District lines and a short walk or cycle from the start. There are restrictions on taking bikes on the London Underground. More details, along with the first tube times can be found online. Please check tfl.gov.uk before you travel.

    Driving

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