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07/09/2018

All roads lead to Amsterdam!

Following last year’s inaugural ride from Purley to Paris, our intrepid team decided to go one better and cycle to Amsterdam to raise funds for two of our chosen charities for 2018.

The Tukongote project in Zambia supports a range of educational projects in nearby villages along the banks of the Zambezi river. You can read more about their valuable work here.

The Turanyi project in Rwanda uses football to keep children in school and help them develop self-discipline, non-violent ways of dealing with conflict and the knowledge to prevent them from contracting HIV/AIDS.

After a tough start, the riders put in an incredible performance over the course of four days, despite not having their support vehicle and luggage until day two…

Some fun facts from their ride:

Passports forgotten: 1

Miles cycled: 370+

Most miles covered in one day: 100

Average cycling time per day: 7.5 hours

Small accidents / falls: 3

Times Nico nearly fell in the canal: 1

Energy bars, gels and bananas consumed: 1,000,000

Schnitzels eaten: 8

We are extremely proud of their epic achievement and the much-needed donations we were able to make to the charities through their sponsorship. These are already being put to good use in Rwanda where they are helping to develop an agricultural programme whose profits will ensure the long term sustainability of the football academy whilst also teaching the children to be independent.

Next year Berlin?

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