(at junction 28 of the A12).

Join Cry in the Dark, in their efforts to raise money to support Ukrainian refugees in a first of its kind event!

Raising money for Cry in the Dark’s Ukrainian appeal, the sportive will be 117 miles long. This is the exact distance from Cry in The Dark’s project centre in Bacău  to the Ukrainian border crossing in Siret.

Teams of two riders will work in a relay system to complete 117 miles on an all weather, tarmac, traffic free circuit.
Any riders wishing to take the challenge on alone please contact us to discuss the solo option.

Team progress will be recorded throughout, with an implemented chip timing system and all riders will be offered free drinks and goody bag!

No licence will be required due to the event being a sportive.

Entries will be limited to 100 teams (including solo riders).
Watch this space for the registration link.

Full ride details are as follows.

The event will take place at,
Colchester sports park,
Cuckoo farm way,
Colchester, CO45YX

Event starts at 12.30pm and
finishes at 19,30pm


Online entries will close at midnight
on the 31st of August.


Teams of 2 can enter for £60,
solo entries also £60


There will be a medal for all
successful finishers.


Downloadable finishers certificate
available after the results are released online


Teams helpline will be available from the 22nd or August, up until the event. (9am to 8pm)


There will be tea, coffee and soft drinks
available free of charge to the riders throughout
the whole event.

Toilets are available on site


Free parking on site is available for all participants.
(With number plate entry system)


First aider on site.


Mechanical support available throughout the event.


Final information and ride procedures emailed to entrants 2 weeks before the ride and will also be available online.

Summer Missions

We still have places for mission trips in 2022!!

Every year we run week long trips for all age groups all through the summer!

If you think you and your friends, youth group, church group or family could give up a week and come and work with us then why not check out our “Missions page” and get in touch with us today!
If you want to be involved please email Beth.

Micro Gap 2023

This summer we will be in Romania for 6 weeks. We would love to welcome Micro gap students out with us to spend between 2 to 6 weeks working across all projects and building life long relationships with the people we work with.

As a micro-gapper we will ask you to plan activities, take a leadership role and work with you to make sure you get the most out of your time in Romania.

If you would like to spend your summer in Romania check out the micro gap page for me details.

Christmas Shoebox appeal

August -October 2022

This year we are hoping to be able to provide over 1500 personalised Christmas Shoebox gifts for the children and young people we work with in Romania.
If you would like to be involved in making a gift and having a child allocated to you please Contact us today to find out more or sign up.

To read more about our Shoebox appeal please click here.

Christmas Shoebox trip.


In December 2022 we will be welcoming volunteers in Romania to help us distribute the Personalised Christmas shoeboxes.

The date of the trip in December are TBC, but if you would like more information on how to get a place on this amazing trip please get in touch with Beth today!