One Year to go – Saddle up for Transaid’s Lejog Cycle Challenge

04/06/2019

There is just one year to go before Transaid kicks off its epic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge (2-13 June, 2020), with riders from across the transport and logistics industry invited to reserve a place on the international development organisation’s most ambitious ride to date.

Nine participants have already signed up to complete the end-to-end, 972-mile journey, including Verity Cullum, Head of Marketing at MAN Truck and Bus UK.

She says: “Cycling the length of the country has always been a personal goal of mine. I have supported Transaid for many years, so when the opportunity came up to take part in LEJOG it seemed like 2020 was the year for me to tick this off my bucket list and raise some money for a great cause.” 

Transaid is also offering the opportunity for individuals to sign-up to any number of the four three-day legs, or for companies or groups of friends to compete as a relay team.

Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid, says: “Now we’ve hit the year-to-go mark, it gives people something they can really start to train towards. We’ve got lots of companies talking to us about entering a relay team; and we’re answering questions on an almost daily basis about which is the hardest leg, and which is the easiest!”

The funds raised from this challenge will go towards Transaid’s life-saving work in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is focused on improving commercial driving standards and ensuring improved access to healthcare.

Transaid is partnering with cycle tour specialist Classic Challenge to organise the event, which is suitable for cyclists with a good level of fitness.

All information for prospective riders and corporate supporters can be found in the fundraising pack, which is available to download from www.transaid.org.  

Individual cyclists signing up to complete the challenge end-to-end must pay a £250 registration fee and raise a minimum sponsorship target of £2,750. For a single stage of the challenge, there is a £150 registration fee and commitment to raising at least £1,250 in sponsorship. Teams of four riders riding one stage each, or one stage altogether as a four, will pay a group registration fee of £400 and must raise at least £4,000 collectively.

Companies involved so far include Cadence Consulting, Coca Cola, DHL Supply Chain, Fowler Welch, LDH (La Doria) Ltd, MAN and Schmitz Cargobull.

For more information and to find out how you can support the organisation visit www.transaid.org.