Harborne Village BID are so excited to support Arrive Alive with our ‘Le Tour De Harborne’ event!

‘Le Tour De Harborne’ will work in partnership with local charity Arrive Alive to raise money for a first response car here in Harborne!

Join us on Friday 29th September and Saturday 30th September, at Harborne Pool and Fitness, for our 24 hour cycle challenge, where we’ll be aiming to ride the Tour De France route (3365.8km) on 6 stationary bikes, kindly provided by Harborne Pool and Fitness. 

We are inviting 144 participants to each cycle as far as you can in an hour – this can be individuals or teams of up to 6.

Each rider will be asked to raise a minimum of £100 each towards our £14,400 target, which will enable Arrive Alive to fund a new lifesaving volunteer operated response vehicle here in Harborne. 

Arrive Alive are a non-government funded charity, who have already provided amazing pieces of equipment throughout the Midlands, and now they need your help!


Their voluntary operated 999 vehicles can be used by Community First Responders who are trained by the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Community First Responders are volunteers who are based directly within the local community. They are often the first to arrive on scene, and support the ambulance service by providing essential emergency medical care.

Arrive Alive was founded by Debbie Roscoe, who was inspired to start this charity after her daughter Ellie was quoted a wait of 2 to 4 hours for an ambulance after contracting measles. Now, there are vehicles across the region that can arrive in those vital seconds/minutes before the road/air ambulances to initiate lifesaving treatment.

In total up until August 2022, there have been 1228 category 1 lifesaving calls and 2448 category 2 calls attended to by Arrive Alive’s Community First Responders!

Debbie was also one of the Harborne heroes that switched on our Christmas lights at Harborne Lights Up last year!

Read more about the lifesaving work of Arrive Alive on their website here.

Cyclists of all abilities are welcomed, however all entrants must be over the age of 18. The application form can be found here or donate to the cause here!

We will be revealing more about the event in the run-up to the big day, so make sure you follow Harborne Village and Arrive Alive on social media to be the first to hear about it. We are looking forward to us all working together as a community to secure something vital for Harborne!

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