The Bay Dental team have decided to complete the extreme challenge of a 24-hour bicycle race around the world-famous TT Mountain Course on the 24th September to raise money for a chosen charity.

At Bay Dental, we love to do all we can to help those less fortunate and completing this challenge will no doubt help us do that. Find out below what the challenge involves:

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The Team

Dr Neil Entwistle and Dr Mark Brickles, both partners of the Bay Dental Practice, are the two cycling dentists taking on the bicycle race. Both share a passion for cycling but have never taken on such a challenge as the TT mountain course 24-hour bicycle race. The demanding ride will be a great test of physical ability and a huge personal achievement for both Neil and Mark.

Bay Dental Charity Bike Ride

 

The Challenge

The TT Mountain Course is situated in the Isle of Man and consists of 38 miles covering 2,132 feet per lap. Each lap features the ‘Mountain Mile’, a steep incline up Snaefell, the highest mountain on the Isle of Man, which is known for some interesting weather, so this will be no comfortable ride! The course also hides many surprises of bumps, jumps, stone walls and manhole covers. Usually completed by motorcyclists travelling at over 130mph, Neil and Mark will be cycling non-stop around the course for 24 hours in the ultra-cycling challenge.

On the day of the bicycle race, there will be electronic timing, four checkpoints around the course, two feeding stations and support from mechanics, masseurs, and the medical services to ensure the safety of the cyclists.

 

The Charity

The chosen charity Bay Dental are raising money for is Together for Short Lives. The charity aims to provide the best care and support for young children and young people who are expected to have short lives. They ensure a fulfilling life for the children and provide the very best care for end of life and support for their families.

The charity cannot change the diagnosis but they do the best they can to secure the best quality of life possible for the children. The charity describes themselves as compassionate and responsive as well as passionate and determined, which is how Neil and Mark will be feeling on the race day, no doubt, knowing they are bettering the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.

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The Goal

The main goal of the cycling challenging is to ultimately raise as much money and awareness for the Together for Short Lives charity as possible. Take a look at Bay Dental’s Just Giving page to keep updated on Neil and Mark’s preparation for the race, their training journey and the success and outcome on completing the ultimate challenge.

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