This June 22, eight amateur riders, seven men and one woman, will be undertaking a tough cycle challenge timed to coincide with national cycling week in the United Kingdom. They will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in five days. The event is the only Pro-Am cycle challenge of its kind in the UK. Most riders take at least two weeks to go End to End; but these cyclists say they have to do it faster to reflect the urgency of the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa.
The cyclists will raise £20,000 between them to support AIDS orphans and the terminally ill in some of South Africa’s poorest townships. Thanks to the sponsorship of the event by online bookmakers SportingBet.com, 100 percent of funds raised will go to support the HIV/AIDS work in South Africa funded by the Bishop Simeon Trust who are organising the ride.
To get involved with The Race Against Time, please go to www.TheRaceAgainstTime.com or call 0845 430 1214 in the UK.