Who is 25000spins?
25000spins has been managing tailored charity cycle events since 2009. We started with a goal to raise 25,000 pounds to help reduce the shocking statistic that 25,000 children die each day from things money can solve. We wanted to solve this by doing roughly 25,000 leg spins per day on our first adventure from London to Athens (4,000km). 25000 children, 25000 reasons, 25000 pounds & 25000 leg spins per day. Hence the name 25000spins. Since then as a collective team we have raised over $7 million dollars, helping people around the world to live a better life.
Our core goal is to give you an Adventure with Heart while helping to reduce global poverty and making a difference in our world.
Every minute 17 children somewhere in our world die due to poverty related causes. This is shocking and 25000spins mission is to make a real change. Thank you for being part of the solution and for working with us and our charity partners to make a difference.
Below are some pictures of our first 25000spins adventure from London to Paris in 2009.
Below are some pictures of the first adventure with heart (4,000 km journey from London to Athens).
After arriving in Paris Trent Jaques and myself (Craig Shipton) cycled from Paris to Italy through the Swiss alps. I then left Trent and his wife (Naomi) in Venice and cycled on solo to my final destination Athens. This was the first of many epic cycle adventures. The first trip was full of so many fantastic highs and a few lows. The lowest moment was crashing in Croatia ending up in a hospital, then being taken by police and getting locked up. Oh the joys. 🙂
How 25000spins work with charities
25000spins are experts at fundraising and we work one-on-one with your community fundraisers and act as an extension of the charities team, handling supporter enquiries, communicating with riders and converting them into fundraisers committed to your cause. We work closely with the riders to ensure they are on track with their fundraising and training, ready for an adventure with heart.
We are very pleased to tell you that the money raised by the cyclists support either ADRA, UNICEF, Botswana Orphan project, World Vision, Fred Hollows Foundation, Watoto, Tear Fund, Bikes4life, Compassion. We use a third party company gofundraise to manage this process.
So how does 25000spins afford to keep trips going with such low entry fees to the riders? A typical cycle holiday costs $700-$1,200 per day so a 4 day cycle would typically cost a rider $2,800-$4,800 to go on whereas a rider can go on the 4 day cycle adventure for $150-$300. How is this possible? Because we believe in each of the charity partners we work with and ride, fundraise and donate we believe in a true partnership. 25000spins doesn’t charge any fixed costs to the charity but only charge back based upon how much is raised because we want to truly partner with the charities and take on the event related risks ourselves and not pass these onto the charity. If $100 is raised 25000spins will charge up to a maximum of $25 to a charity partner to cover the costs (Accommodation, food, support, video, photography, insurance, fundraising platform, cycle jerseys, transport, IT costs, marketing costs, admin etc.). On average our Australian based charity partners are charged $16 for every $100 raised after we donate back to the Australian charity partners.
25000spins.com is a non-profit business dedicated to making a difference to children in need. Our vision is to not only make the lives of children better but to empower and challenge the people involved in the physical challenges.
Our focus at 25000spins is to provide you with the best service in the adventure charity cycling space. We are independently owned and our team is made up of dedicated cyclists and support people, who regularly take part in our trips. Director, Craig Shipton is an experienced and enthusiastic cyclist, who is able to discuss any of our trips with you and advise you on how best to prepare. Michelle, can assist you in all aspects of your trip. You are very welcome to call or email at any time.
25000spins is about people achieving extraordinary things. This is made possible by all spinners adhering to the following Golden Rules.
1.Stay positive at ALL times.
2.T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More.
3.Set challenging goals, write them down, train hard and you will achieve them. (No excuses!)
4.Buy quality gear. (This will save you money and could save your life)
5.Don’t come home from training or trips tired. Be energized & happy.
6.Bring MORE than you take away.