The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them.
Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date.
Northerndownhill or NDH as we have become known, specialise in grass roots gravity mountain bike racing. This allows people to dip their toes into the competitive world of gravity mtb racing. It gets folk off the couch and focusing on this wonderful outdoor pursuit, especially important in stressful social distancing times. We've been able to provide grassroots racing for riders who have gone on to have world class success including multiple 'World Champ', Danny Hart, Lewis Buchannan, Scott Mears, James Purvis and Mark Scott. We are grateful they earned their stripes with us.
We also work collaboratively with other organisers to showcase the area with National level racing including 'The Descendant' at Kielder and 'The Naughty Northumbrian’ festival race weekend in the Coquet Valley both also cancelled due to Covid :(
Sadly with the outbreak of Covid-19, we've had to postpone our events until 2021. Not only having to contend with the financial impact of having very few events this year, but the knock-on effects and strict measures on personal contact have also created so much uncertainty, we are unable to promote future events until we are confident they can go ahead.
This has affected our income that we'd normally receive ahead of events. With this loss of vital revenue, it has prevented us from working on some exciting new projects that we hoped to launch in 2021. How can you help? Crowdfunder is offering up their platform to us to pre-sell vouchers for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date. By doing so, this allows us to gain some much-needed match funding too!
This income will also allow us to continue to work towards the new events that we wish to bring you in 2021. With your help, along with Crowdfunder, we'll come back bigger and stronger!
How does it work? Any contribution that you make, we'll provide you with a voucher code that can be used to enter any of the events that we organise. As a thank you for your support, we'll add 15% to the value of your voucher, so if your contribution is £50, we'll provide you with a voucher to the value of £57.50. We'll honour vouchers for up to 2 years.
We are well underway with our 2021 planning. Here's our current plans for the year. As well as the below we have another 2 non Forestry England venues lined up incase contingencies need to be made. Hopefully they emerge as awesome venues in their own right
Hamsterley ND(H)uro 21 February
Chopwell Funduro 7 March
Hamsterley TT 11 April
Eastgate TT 25 April
Descendant@ Descend 20 June
Eastgate ND(H)uro 12 September
Descendant Weekender Kielder 22/23/24 October
Lets hope this allows us to be a springboard to success for many more young athletes and a place for all racers to meet, ride and have fun in the outdoors.