Challenge Pete

I am pleased to be associated with i61 church and the Ten pound challenge again in 2016.

I am involved with the i61 Ten Pound Challenge in 2 ways in 2016.

  1. Building an electric bike to ride the Great Orme in Llandudno. I am looking for friends to sponsor me to raise money for all of the charities involved and at the same time raising awareness for our Dementia Friendly Community and its Dementia Friends. You can donate here.
  2. We would love Prestatyn Dementia friendly community to be one of the recipients of the funding, to enable us to raise even more awareness of Dementia Friends in our locality. You can vote for us here.

The bike project is based upon and old electric bike frame bought from ebay for £35. My thinking was that the rear wheel and electric hub were worth that alone.£10 Challenge bike

I then set about looking for controls, battery and an electric front wheel to make the bike “eclectic and electric” fully inline with the description of the challenge.

On the first run out with the bike only a couple of weeks before the event I was captured by Steve’s camera. The bike looks a bit different now, with wide tyres and the powered front hub. Pete testing the challenge bike

Lots of other modifications have been carried out since, including a bigger front chainwheel and upgraded bottom bracket, upgraded brakes, fitting of 7 speed rear derailleur freewheel and chain.

The front and rear wheels have separate controllers, the rear being 36volt 250w  for road use. The front is 48volt 1000w for off road use.

For this project I am using a Lithium-ion 48v 10ah battery which is fitted behind the seat tube. This was about the biggest battery at an affordable cost available

Currently I am using the frame as a test bed for upcoming projects, and am really learning a lot about customising electric bikes.

It is going to be interesting using the bike on the Great Orme, it will be a great test of both me and the machine.Challenge Route 2016

Below is more about the i61 church and the Ten pound Challenge, taken from their website

The Concept

£10 challenge


Initial Purpose

The £10 Challenge was developed specifically to help our local community and connect us with them in positive ways

What we have succeeded to do so far:-

1. Build relationships with local people, local shops and business’s

2. Build relationships with a lot of local individual volunteer workers, charities and local groups.

3. Raise the profile of our church in our community significantly

4. Build relationship with the local press who now run stories almost on a weekly basis during the £10 Challenge

5. Bless a lot of small local groups and smaller charities running some great projects who struggle to secure any funding from government and who struggle to fund raise because of their size. e.g. Brownies, Cubs, Junior football teams, feeding the homeless, Foodbanks etc. Instead of giving our initial outlay of £1,000 to 10 local good causes i.e. £100 each, we were able in year 1, to give each of them £1,000.

This year they are supporting…
  • Conwy Brownie & Conwy Rainbows unit
  • St David’s Hospice
  • Llandudno FC Girls teams
  • Clwb-Yr-Efail, Conwy
  • Craft Companions – Colwyn Bay
  • Rotary Club Llandudno
  • CreataSmile North Wales
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote (lets hope this is us)
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote
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