Derby-based website development agency Fish Media has produced a new website for Center Parcs, the short-break holiday specialist, to support their new national charity cycling event ‘Pedal with the Parcs’
This unique event has been developed for Center Parcs by Carat Sport to raise money for SPARKS, the pioneering children’s medical research charity backed by sporting celebrities, and the National Byway Trust, which maintains a 4,000-mile cycle route around Britain, promoting the health and environmental benefits of cycling.
The event will be held over four consecutive weekends culminating in a finale at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire and will include guest appearances from Sporting celebrities. Cyclists will be able to take part in a 50-mile challenge ride or a 10-mile family fun ride in countryside around each of the four Center Parcs villages. All rides will be open to members of the public as well as Center Parcs guests providing the perfect way to get active and enjoy the summer with friends and family.
In addition to the main event, Center Parcs have also created a special team of 6 people who will undertake the ultimate challenge by cycling every one of the four 50-mile challenge rides taking place at each of the Center Parcs villages plus the journey in between each Center Parcs’ location. The team, which will include celebrities and sports professionals, will begin at Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, cycling on to Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, across to Elveden Forest in Suffolk, then finally to Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire – a total of nearly 800 miles!
The website provides details of the event and allows members of the general public to register to take part in one of the event stages. Registered users can then create an online fundraising page that will allow their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them online. Other features of the website include an event diary following the Center Parcs celebrity team challenge, a photo gallery so users can purchase pictures from the event and an online ticket system for the charity dinner.
Commenting on the launch of the website, Colin Mitchell, said,
We are delighted to have been appointed to develop such a worthwhile website for a national brand of this caliber. Working with Center Parcs is another step forward for Fish Media and demonstrates that, although a small company, we have the experience and expertise to match any larger business in our field.
Visit the Pedal with the Parcs website.
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Posted April 2006