Unilever Miles4Mel, May 19th-21st 2017

Unilever Miles4Mel, May 2017

Unilever Miles4Mel, May 19th-21st 2017

  • May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Bike Ride from Leatherhead to Gilwern for Get Ahead Charitable Trust.

Mel Jaggard, a Unilever employee, unfortunately passed away with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, a cancer that is only diagnosed in about 20 people a year.

Miles4Mel is being put together in memory of Mel by a number of her Unilever work colleagues. Cyclists will be raising money for Get Ahead Charitable Trust who undertake research into ACC. The event is purely for employees and guests of Unilever employees and is being supported by Unilever.

In Brief:

Miles4Mel is a 2 day bike ride starting at Unilever HQ, in Leatherhead, spending the night in Swindon, and finishing in Gilwern (Mel’s home town) the following day.  A coach transfer will be provided to the Celtic Manor hotel for a celebration evening meal and accommodation. On the Sunday there will be a coach transfer back to Unilever HQ in Leatherhead. Bikes will also be transported back.

  • Challenge Type: Road Cycling
  • Challenge Name: Miles4Mel 2017
  • Destination: UK
  • Dates: 19th to 21st May, 2017
  • Grade: Moderate

Mileage and Elevation Overview

Day One

Day Two
















Friday 19th May

Cyclists meet at Unilever HQ in Leatherhead to register with the pie crew. Our bike guides will be on hand to check your bike, help fix any last minute mechanical issues, and light refreshments will be available in the restaurant.

There will be a group photo after the welcome speech and briefing, and then it’s out onto the road in your guided groups.

We’ve plotted a new route this year to keep things interesting – don’t worry however as we will still provide the usual 3 refreshment stops during the day, and our support crew will be on hand to keep you moving!

The day finishes as we roll into the Hilton Hotel in Swindon for a well-earned shower and dinner.

Saturday 20th May

Following a hearty breakfast we set off in our guided groups for the final day of the ride. The departure times will be staggered to ensure we all arrive into Gilwern at the same time.

Again, there will be three refreshment stops along the way. And we’ll be riding across the Severn Bridge!

The ride finishes in Mel’s home town of Gilwern, before boarding coaches to the Celtic Manor hotel and the celebratory meal in the evening.

Sunday 21st May

Breakfast is taken at the hotel, before boarding coaches back to Leatherhead. Your bikes will be transported separately in our support vehicles, and will be ready for collection as you disembark your coach.

Looking After You

The route will be fully recce’d and will be along a selection of small, safe routes making the cycling fun as well as challenging. We expect spring weather as it will be in May.

Miles for Mel is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Each day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, morning and afternoon refreshment stops while on the ride, a substantial lunch plus dinner and twin room accommodation each night.

Further Information
For more information, contact peter@pieevents.co.uk

This event is for Unilever and invited guests only.