Transaid in 340km cycle challenge appeal

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:28
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EXHIBIT: Transaid look for participants

Transport industry visitors to the Commercial Vehicle Show are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s three-day, 340km Transaid European cycle challenge.

The bumper ride – which will see participants cycle from London to Brussels on September 12-15 – follows the successful 2012 and 2013 excursions to Paris and Amsterdam, which raised more than £100,000 each.

Those who complete the marathon journey, which is aimed at participants who can generate more than £1,600 each in sponsorship money, will finish at Brussels’ iconic Grand Place, arriving via Dover, Calais and Bruges.

There are currently around 20-25 places left available, with confirmed riders already including Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport at Transport for London, Chris Owens, of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, and teams from Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Clipper Logistics and DHL.

Florence Bearman, Events Manager at Transaid, said the event would be an ‘unforgettable, incredible, life-changing experience’.

Gary Forster, Chief Executive of Transaid, added: “Feedback from participants over the last two years has been that they have had a fantastic experience exploring new countries whilst really challenging themselves for Transaid.

“We’re hoping to see some new faces this year, and welcome any of our previous challengers who are returning for another great event.”

Transaid undertake vital road safety projects in Africa, helping to save lives and reduce poverty.

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