Bike Hike 2016

Hairdressing entrepreneur John Frieda is encouraging  hairdressers up and down the country to join him to hike or bike around the beautiful island of Ibiza to help raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

John Frieda

John Frieda in Lycra

Now in its fifth year, the 160km cycle challenge (with an optional 20km loop) offers stunning scenic views with tough hill climbs and fast smooth road-riding to provide cyclists with a thrilling ride. The brand new 50K walking route offers challenging terrain and beautiful panoramic views of the Island. Whether hiking or biking, everyone taking part will also have the chance to enjoy an exclusive celebration party at the end of the challenge.  The Ibiza hike or bike 2016 will take place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2016 and the hairdressing community is urged to put down their hair brushes and get on their bikes to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

This unique event is part of the HAIRraising appeal, which brings together members of the UK hairdressing community in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.  The appeal, founded by John Frieda in 2010, has already raised more than £1.8 million and now aims to raise even more vital funds for the hospital’s Respiratory Unit.

the Bike Hike challenge

John Frieda said: “We’re thrilled to invite the hairdressing community to take part in these fantastic challenges. I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far and I’d really encourage people to take part in the hike or bike challenge this year. It’s a fantastic weekend and although it’s tough the mix of beautiful views and knowing you are supporting such a worthy cause will keep everyone going.”

Laura Savory, Head of Community Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s said: “We’re delighted to introduce a brand new hiking element to the annual Ibiza cycle challenge and we hope it will encourage even more people to take part. We’re so grateful to the hairdressing community for their support. If you or your salon is unable to take part there are so many other ways to get involved, details of which are provided on our website. The funds raised will help to develop the Respiratory Unit in the hospital which will make a real difference for patients and families from across the UK.”

If you fancy cycling or hiking with John Frieda and his team, please go to www.gosh.org/ibiza

There is a £75 non-refundable registration fee and cyclists must raise a minimum of £1,300 for HAIRraising to participate.

For more information on the HAIRraising appeal, and fundraising ideas, go to www.gosh.org/hairraising