CARA's Cycle Challenge

CARA's Cycle Challenge 

On May 31st, 2009, a phalanx of intrepid cyclists rode from the spires of Cambridge University to the hubbub of the University of London, clocking up 60 miles in one day.

Currently CARA is assisting 180 academics from over 30 countries. Through sponsorship, The Cycle Challenge helped CARA continue supporting its threatened academics, and open doors to many more individuals in need.

To date, CARA has successfully run two Cycle Challenges starting in 2008. The first bike ride raised over £10,000 with the help of our 65 diverse participants, ranging from students, professors, refugees, and distinguished CARA members.

The Cycle Challenge was an opportunity to engage in CARA's work, and enjoy a special day. CARA provided advice on training and fundraising,  accommodation in Cambridge for participants, and logistical support, first aid and bicycle maintenance on the day.   

We really appreciate the enthusiasm and hard work of all those who took part in the two CARA Cycle Challenges. Some happy cyclists:

'Very many congratulations to all involved
.' Anne Lonsdale, Chair of CARA

'It felt good to be actually cycling for a good cause. Thanks for organising it.' Stuart Taylor

'We thoroughly enjoyed the ride - great route.' Professor Judith Stephenson and Dr Alastair Barkely

'Thanks so much for organising this. This was the most fun I have probably ever had on a bike. The people were lovely and it ran really smoothly.' Alice Wilson