Training is well underway for the charity cycle event held annually to fundraise for our supported projects here at Boo. Our supporters and trustees are currently racking up the miles in training for the upcoming 450 mile cycle challenge from Nice to Rome.
This wouldn’t be the first time the group have donned their Lycra for Boo – the cycling event was initiated by Boo’s founder and 4 close friends in 2012; the enthusiasm has since grown and now sees 10 cyclists making the journey from Nice over 5 days, with a climb of over 3,000ft!
Last year’s team completed the 425 miles from Perpignan to Monaco over just 4 days, reaching Monte Carlo Casino after a tough day in rainy conditions. The group raised £14,000 which has been used to support the Early Childhood Development projects in Nyamwanga, Busire, Kibera and Kandara. The centres have received funding for their feeding program alongside education and learning materials. Many children in rural areas do not attend school until the age of six, so this fundraising has ensured children receive an education during the crucial stages of their development and are guaranteed a nourishing meal every day in a safe environment.
We are wishing our brave cyclists the very best for a safe and enjoyable ride! If you would like to show your support, please visit the rider’s fundraising page. You can also follow the team on their journey here.