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More brilliant rides for charity

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Team EJF

You guys are clearly very charitable and love cycling distances. Can be the only explanation for all the great posts on our Facebook page and Twitter account. Have pulled together all of the fantastic ideas so far. Let us know if you’re doing or planning anymore.

London to Paris Great Fashion Cycle 2011

For those adventure seeking, fair-trade fashionistas, the London to Paris Great Fashion Cycle 2011 is now taking registrants. They just finished this year’s ride and it looked like a lot of fun and was very colourful (see above)! It’s all in aid of the Environmental Justice Foundation

SOScycling

4 amateur cyclists, 8 countries, 10 days, 700 miles – sounds like there is a film script in there somewhere! They’re doing it to help SOS Children’s Villages and their final destination is SOS Dornbirn in Austria. Their target is to raise £5,000 and am sure support would be welcome.

Malmo to Stockholm (and back)

Three guys from London who are off on a cycle ride through Sweden this summer to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. They’re cycling at least 1000km over 11 days. We wonder why 3 guys would possibly have picked Sweden to cycle through!

Last Great Challenge

Not strictly speaking a cycling challenge but very cool (no pun intended) nonetheless. To warm up (sorry) for the main event, which is an unsupported walk to the South Pole and back, they’ll be cycling from Nelsons Column to the Eiffel Tower.

Lands End to John O’Groats

Just about to happen so you can follow Dan in real time! Designated charity is Honeypot and there’s still time to donate.

Cycling across Burma

Yes, we know, doesn’t seem entirely safe to us either! Scheduled for March 2011, these 2 guys will be off to experience the beautiful but highly militarized Burmese countryside. They will be raising money for the North Devon Hospice.

Good luck to everybody mentioned and look forward to hearing updates on progress

3 comments [leave one]
Lauren July 26, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Thanks for posting about our charity cycle (SOS cycle) and really great to see there are other people out there as mad as us- would be great to hear how your training is going! Follow us on Twitter and we’ll follow back!

Thanks, Lauren

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Oli Broom July 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

All look like great adventures. I would be really keen to hear how the guys cycling across Burma get on. I spent all of April and May trying to figure out a way of cycling across Burma into Thailand. I spoke to a couple of members of the military junta, and to bicycle tour operators in the country. At the moment no foreigner can enter Burma overland. You have to fly in, then cycle from Rangoon. But once you get a few hundred miles, as far as I know, you have to stop, go back to Rangoon, and fly to Northern Birma, where there is a border that is open into Thailand. Maybe things will change after the up-coming elections. Let me know how you get on guys – hugely jealous of your journey. Burma was number 1 on my list of countries i wanted to visit on my journey and I was devastated when I couldnt cycle in. All the best, Oli

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Rachel July 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Everyone knows that students can have a bit of a sense of adventure. The students at the University of Leeds have undertaken two charity cycle rides this year – one from Leeds to Paris (aptly named Tour to France), and the other from Leeds to Berlin. Both rides were organised by students, for students as part of Leeds’ RAG jam packed calendar of charity events!
Together the rides raised over £15000 for various charities.

Having helped organise the Berlin ride, I can honestly say that getting on your bike and raising money for charity is one of the most rewarding experiences ever. Good luck to everyone taking part in a cycling challenge this summer! This hills may be steep, and the head wind might be strong, but the feeling of reaching your destination is incredible and so exhilarating!

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