Cyclists sought for charity challenge

May 29 2015

PROPS, a Bristol-based charity, is looking for cyclists to join its 500-mile bike ride from Bristol to Bordeaux to help raise vital funds.

PROPS, a Bristol-based charity, is looking for cyclists to join its 500-mile bike ride from Bristol to Bordeaux to help raise vital funds.

The annual 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 the charity, which provides opportunities and support for those with special needs.

PROPS survives by generating its own funds through sporting events and via social enterprises like sign making, printing and farm based activity.

Organisers are looking to fill the remaining saddles in the ride, which leaves Bristol Temple Quay on July 1 and finishes at the Girondins Fountain in 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, 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.”

For further information and to sign up to the ride, visit www.bristol2bordeaux.org or contact PROPS on 0117 9653514.