Monday, January 26, 2015

Champagne, Guinness and a Chance to Do Good - Freight and Logistics Cyclists Challenged Again

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UK – IRELAND – International transport development charity Transaid, is once again challenging members of the freight and logistics industry to swap trucks, buses and trains for bicycles with the launch of its fourth annual European cycle ride. After the success of last year's London to Belgium ride, which saw the charitable volunteers raise over £75,000 to help Transaid to continue its vital projects in Africa, this year’s challenge will see fundraisers set off from the Brecon Beacons for a three day, 350 kilometre journey to Dublin.

Kicking off from the little town of Llandovery, right next to the Brecon Beacons on Friday, 18 September, the route will see the cyclists tackle the undulating Welsh countryside and the hills of County Wicklow, before cycling to Dublin's Trinity College on Sunday, 21 September where the riders will be welcomed with a glass of champagne, and doubtless some of Ireland’s famous drinks.

A registration fee of £99 is required for the Dublin challenge and all cyclists are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,600. For sponsorship help and ideas Transaid’s team of dedicated experts are on hand to offer hints and support on fundraising and training from the moment participants sign up.

For any riders who are feeling even more adventurous there is still the chance to sign up for Transaid’s Africa Cycle challenge. Later this year in June, cyclists from across the industry will be taking on the beautiful landscape of Tanzania, cycling 400 kilometres between Mount Kilimanjaro and the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater and you are encouraged to get on board for a ride which has the potential to be the trip of a lifetime.

The money raised from these cycle rides, and all of Transaid's other fundraising activities, goes towards improving road safety standards in Africa and other developing countries, and increasing access to lifesaving healthcare.

Anyone wishing to take part is urged to sign up quickly, as places are limited. To request a registration form or for further information on the challenges contact Florence Bearman on 020 7387 8136 or email