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Alex Bown


About this campaign

Another year another charity cycle ride! Many millions of people flee to the European Union escaping persecution and violence, taking dangerous journeys to arrive however once in Europe unfortunately their struggle often isn't over. A lack of education, real homes, opportunities, and bureaucracy all prevent people flourishing. Grassroots projects can help change these and give people more independence and normality to their lives.

Thighs of Steel is a long distance cycle ride which has been raising money since 2016 for grassroots refugee projects, this was originally the Khora Community Center in Athens ( however due to the success of fundraising the next year has already been funded so this year support will go to Help Refugees and the projects that they support. What is Thighs of Steel? Simply a long distance charity relay cycle ride from London to Athens, taking on all the hills that Europe can throw at us.

This year I am cycling between Perpignan and Lyon - at least 120km and 2000 meters of climbing every day for a week! I would love your support for these causes which can directly benefit people who are often left behind, and any money that is donated will go directly to where it is most valuable. Thank you for all your support!

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