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UYBC Hike for Henley

Climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks to get our rowers to Henley 2016

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This project received pledges on Thu 31 Mar 2016

This March, a group of UYBC athletes will be climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks in under 12 hours to raise money for a new club Truck. The club aims to raise £2000 towards buying the vehicle, which will allow our squads to travel to Henley Royal Regatta 2016. Additionally it will increase the number of rowers that can compete for many years to come!


who are uybc?

The University of York Boat Club (UYBC) is the largest sports club at UoY with more than 200 members, over half of whom are women. Our squads regularly compete at large regional and national events, including the world famous Henley Women's Regatta. Our Alumni have gone on to represent their country with current members on their way to doing the same. We also have a booming Novice programme putting over 100 new people, both students and staff, in boats every year.

Our story

Our senior squads train on the water an average of 7 times a week, and our boats are feeling the strain. Over the summer we undertook LEJOG which helped the club secure a large proportion of the funding for a new boat however, our club vehicle was written off in the process. Since the summer we have had to share other clubs vehicles, which has limited our ability to travel to national events and restricted the number of rowers who can compete.

We have done a lot of fundraising throughout the year such as a 24 hour rowathons, a Colour Festival and many more events but we still have a way to go! This brings us onto the hike...

The details

We plan to walk 26 miles with over 2000ft of climbing, up and down the largest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales in less than 12 hours. It's going to challenge us both physically and mentally, but it will be great training to get us pumped and ready for the summer regatta season!

Full details of our route can be found here.

How you can help

Of course, the aim of this page is to generate pledges, so any donation would be greatly appreciated, large or small! Thank you!

However, there are other ways you can help too!

  • Spread the word - Share this page on all social media, tell your friends, tell their friends, get everyone involved!
  • Come and cheer - a friendly face and voice would be uplifting; if you are near the Dales then come down and show your support!
  • Get your walking boots on! - If you are keen, we'd be happy for you to join us for the day! Maybe you could even get some sponsors of your own!

Get in touch

If you have any thoughts or ideas that you think could help our project, don't hesitate to contact one of our Development Officers:
Tom Calvert - tc795@york.ac.uk
Ica Foglia - cef520@york.ac.uk
Will Fuller - waf501@york.ac.uk


You can also find us through social media:

www.uybc.org.uk

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A thank you email brimming with rowing love and news. We are putting together a newsletter for the year full of pictures, boat club stories and more!

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2016

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A thank you tweet and email full of boat club news. Show the world how much you love UYBC and encourage others to donate. #UYBChike4henley

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2016

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A beautiful photograph of the riders taken when they finish! You will also receive a thank you tweet and an email full of boat club news.

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2016

Pledge £30 or more

Access to an exclusive download of the montage highlighting the grueling 26 miles from start to finish. You will also receive a photograph of the riders, a thank you tweet and an email full of boat club news.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2016

Pledge £50 or more

All of the above and a limited edition York Rowing T-shirt. As anyone in the club will tell you these t-shirts have become the most sought after fashion accessory on campus! Whether you want to own a piece of history or simply want the perfect gym wear this t-shirt is a must have! You will also receive a highlight montage, a thank you tweet and an email full of boat club news.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2016

Pledge £100 or more

An invitation to attend our highly anticipated sell-out Hot Tub Cinema as our honourary guest. Join us for an event to remember in June. One not to be missed. You will also receive a York Rowing T-shirt, a highlights montage, a thank you tweet and an email full of boat club news.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2016

Pledge £250 or more

A signed framed photograph of our hikers as they finish. You will also receive a limited edition York Rowing T-shirt, a Hot Tub Cinema ticket, a thank you tweet and an email full of boat club news.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2016

Pledge £500 or more

A thank you inscription on the side of the new club vehicle. Your generosity will be remembered fondly as we complete up and down the country for many years to come. You will also receive a limited edition York Rowing T-shirt, a Hot Tub Cinema ticket and a signed photograph!

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2016