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There are a number of ways people raise money for charity. Some people do marathons, some do boxing, and some even get sponsored to go a month without drinking alcohol. As long as money is raised to go to a good cause, it doesn’t matter.
However, A group of local people are going way beyond that in October to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support – a fantastic charity that has helped millions of cancer sufferers and their loved ones across the UK.
8 people from the South West are taking part in the Mortgage Advice Bureau’s La Manga Cycle Challenge 2018. This involves cycling 285km through Spain over a three-day period. For those of you who don’t understand kilometres, that’s approximately 177 miles – the distance between Torquay and London.
If the distance isn’t impressive enough, a quick Google search shows that temperatures in La Manga in October can reach 24°. It’s a tough challenge that will be made a little bit easier by Evans Cycles, who have recently announced that they’re providing the kit to the entire team.
One of the cyclists, Alex Bayliss, is looking forward to the challenge, although he says on his Just Giving page that the most he’s ever cycled before is around 10km! Luckily, there’s more than a month for him to get ready for it.
To get behind the MAB team and Alex, spare a few pounds to his Just Giving page here. They have set a team target of £22,500, and are already 22% there with £5,042. With plenty of time left before the challenge, I’m sure they’ll smash their target.
Good luck MAB team!