Well-Mad charity challenge is well-close now

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2011 05:25 PM |
The months of preparation and training have just flown by and now the time is finally here: archaeology technician Ian Reeds sets off on his round-the-world cycle challenge from Leicester’s Clock Tower this Saturday.

Ian plans to cycle for 180 days, passing through 20 countries and raising £100,000 for Hope Against Cancer and the MS Society. He departs from Leicester on Saturday 2 April 2011 from The Clock Tower at 10.00am.

If you’re passing, why not drop by and show your support? The local media plan to be there along with a big crowd of well-wishers, many of whom will be riding the first few miles with Ian. You can even bring your bike along and join the Peloton out of town. It’s not every day you can claim to be part of a round-the-world cycle ride!

There’s still plenty of time to help with Ian’s fundraising, so visit Virgin Giving to make a donation. Over £1,000 has already been raised and he’s not done a mile of the 22,000 yet. Ian says:

There are over 3,000 people working at the University, so if everyone donated £10 we would raise over a third of the total I am aiming for straight away! People really will be helping to improve the lives of those suffering from cancer and MS through the research this money funds."

Ian’s web site and Blog will be updated regularly with progress reports as he traverses the globe - whenever he gets an opportunity to put the bike to one side and send in information, that is!

Find out more about Ian’s Well-Mad Cycle Challenge in the Press Office’s media pack.

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