This year Bikefood are proud sponsors to the Cycle Challenge Team from Carluccio’s, the famous Italian restaurant chain, as their staff raise money for their charity partners Action Against Hunger. We’re supporting them with Energy Drink, Bars and Energy Gels and of course our famous Bikefood Bottles.
“We’re cycling from Glasgow to London to raise money for Action Against Hunger, the charity that is trying to eradicate child malnutrition around the world. It’s 500 grueling miles and a lot of very steep hills so we have teamed up with Bianchi cycles to make it happen.
We have seen the profound positive effects our support can have, helping children overcome malnutrition and go on to lead happy healthy lives. So we are getting on our bikes and pedaling all the way from Glasgow to London. All you need to do is sponsor us. Since 2008 we have raised over £700,000 for Action Against Hunger, and now we are pushing ourselves to make sure we break the £750,000 barrier with our Cycle Challenge.
It’s not going to be easy, so we have asked for help from the experts and have had massive support from Bianchi, GB Cycles and Bikefood. Without their help we could not make this challenge happen.” says Carluccio’s Benjamin Bushell.
The Carluccio’s Cycle Challenge Team 2012 riders are: Simon Kossoff, Ben Bushell, Clive Watkins, Jason Myers Marcus Weedon, Neil Pangbourne, Richard Leeney.
The Carluccio’s Cycle Challenge, 7 – 12 July 2012.
Day 1 – Glasgow to Lockerbie – 120kms with 1520m of climbing
Day 2 – Lockerbie to Kirkby Stephen – 118kms with 1367m of climbing
Day 3 – Kirkby Stephen to Leeds – 125kms with 2045m of climbing
Day 4 – Leeds to Nottingham – 120kms with 1717m of climbing
Day 5 – Nottingham to Milton Keynes – 139kms with 1308m of climbing
Day 6 – Milton Keynes to St Albans – 51kms with 448m of climbing
Day 6 – St Albans to London Central – 34kms with 277m of climbing
(arriving in St Christopher’s Place restaurant near Oxford St)
By the first day of the challenge, the Carluccio’s Cycle Challenge team has achieved 72% of their target, raising a whopping £36,378.00 of their £50,000.00 target – way to go guys!
Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. Recognised as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 40 countries benefiting nearly five million people each year.
Help the Carluccio’s and Action Against Hunger achieve their goals, donate today here, or go to one of the restaurant and support the charity by ordering the supporting dish from the menu, tell them Bikefood sent you!