Edukid’s Thirteen Ride to Break the Cycle

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Ride to Break the Cycle 2016 took place in May this year, and the cyclists did brilliantly. Riding around 250 miles, the team tackled up to 12,000 feet of hills (depending on the route they took and whether or not they got lost!).

Split into four stages over 72 hours, cyclists set off from St Michael’s Mount on the evening of Friday 37th May, completing the final leg as a team in the afternoon of Monday 30th May. A few falls, some grazed knees, and lots of sore muscles were offset by an incredible atmosphere and the knowledge that our heroes raised in excess of £10,000 for Edukid, helping children living in poverty and conflict to access an education.

“I am always nervous and excited about a new challenge but it never stops me from trying. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge this time because there was a lot of hills which I wasn’t sure I would manage. I love the buzz you get when you’ve accomplished it all, and knowing that you’ve helped children in the process and made others aware of all the wonderful things Edukid do to help children out of poverty for good.” Pam – Edukid supporter

 

In this case, pictures speak louder than words, so take a look at some memories of the fantastic few days. If you are interested in taking part in 2017’s challenge, please contact adilla@edukid.org.uk. Don’t forget to sign up to find out about our latest news!

And they’re ready to go! The team meet for the first time and are waved off by some of Edukid’s younger charity supporters!

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The team set off from St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, ready to raise money for children in poverty.

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Stan and Solly (aged (9 & 7) give their dad, Chris, a helping hand at the start…

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Day one: the “boys” make it to Falmouth in time for a selfie!

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Day two: Plymouth.

 

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Teamwork formed an important part of the challenge.

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Map reading skills helped, too!

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The team faced each day’s challenges together, with smiles on their faces, ready to raise money for Edukid!

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It wasn’t all hard work….

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Nearly there!

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The end is in sight! Team Edukid cycled the last miles of their charity ride together.

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The last leg.

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Chris, Edukid’s director, very pleased and already plotting next year’s charity bike ride.

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Huge congratulations to Edukid’s charity bike ride 2016, riding to break the cycle of poverty, conflict and inequality by helping children in Uganda and Cambodia go to school.

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Time to celebrate!

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Cheers!