This summer i will be heading to Italy and taking on an 810km cycle from Milan to Trieste (via Slovenia!)
The ride will include some gruelling mountain climbing (17700m worth!) as we pass through the Dolomites before wild camping on the shores of Lago del Predil before cruising through the forests of Slovenia. Myself and 8 others will end the 9 day ride on the shores of Trieste, where mountains of peddling will be replaced with mountains of gelato!!
This cycle will be no walk in the piazza, so why ride so far? It's for a good reason.....
This ride will be just one leg of a bigger mission as Thighs of Steel folk cycle a relay-style challenge from London to Athens. Each person that comes on a week of the ride, fundraises a minimum of £500. Together, we’re hoping to raise £50,000 for Help Refugees!
Over the last decade, many millions of people have been forced to flee to the European Union by land or sea. For the vast majority of these people, their struggle isn't over, the challenges they face continue in new ways. Help Refugees is a non-governmental organisation who work hard to give grassroots projects the stability to make them flourish.
Any donations of your hard earned money would be gratefully received and will go towards valuable, life-enhancing humanitarian work.
Read more about Thighs of Steel here: https://www.huckmag.com/outdoor/bikes/the-grassroots-cycling-project-crossing-europe-for-refugees/
Read more about the grassroots charities benefitting from Help Refugees fundraising here:https://www.huckmag.com/perspectives/activism-2/inside-khora-athens-self-organised-refugee-community/
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