Cyclists needed for charity ride
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
A CHARITY in Bristol is looking for cyclists to join its 500-mile bike ride from Bristol to France to help raise vital funds.
The annual Bristol to Bordeaux challenge sees a team of 60 riders from across the UK, cycle over a period of four days. Together they aim to raise more than £50,000 for PROPS, which provides opportunities and support for those with special needs.
The organisation, based at the Vassall Centre in Fishponds, survives by generating its own funds through sporting events such as the bike ride and via social enterprises such as sign making, printing and farm based activity.
Young people from PROPS, as well as supporters, will undertake the ride. Organisers are looking to fill the remaining places in the ride, which leaves Bristol Temple Quay on
July 1 and finishes at the Girondins Fountain in Quinconces square, Bordeaux, on July 4.
Riders can choose between a 300 mile ‘Classic’ ride (roughly 80-miles per day) and a 500 mile ‘Extreme’ (125-miles per day) version.
Chair of PROPS trustees, Kevin Smith, said: “With the efforts of our bike riders and the generosity of our supporters we continue to bring real benefit to the lives of disabled youngsters and their families.
“We are looking for keen cyclists to get on board this year, take on the challenge and help us to smash our £50,000 fundraising target.”
Youngsters supported by PROPS (Providing Opportunities and Support) have a variety of learning difficulties and their participation represents the charity’s commitment to inclusive projects.
For further information and to sign up to the ride, visit www.bristol2bordeaux.org or contact PROPS on 0117 965 3514.