Disadvantaged youngsters are pedalling 1,050 miles to Africa - without having to leave the Milton Keynes postcode.
Milton Keynes Christian Foundation’s static bike ride in aid of Comic Relief was kicked off by city MP Iain Stewart this morning.
Employees and trainees from the charity, which provides training and work experience for disadvantaged young people, are virtually cycling from the beach in Torquay to the sunny plains of Africa from the comfort of the Foundation House in Wolverton.
An out of puff Mr Stewart said: “It was a great but tiring way to start the week.
“It’s a fantastic cause and I wish Milton Keynes Christian Foundation the very best for the week ahead.”
As well as the bike ride, the charity’s young people are coming together as star Red Nose Raisers to provide a feast of fundraising activities including a raffle, children’s themed party week, afternoon tea and the bake off with their very own version of Mary Berry.
“It’s a fantastic cause and I wish Milton Keynes Christian Foundation the very best for the week ahead.”Iain Stewart MP
Adrian Lloyd, Manager at Cycle Saviours, says, “Our trainees are really getting involved, the energy and hard work being put in by them is inspiring.
“We are also happy to announce that both Mark Lancaster MP for Milton Keynes North and the Mayor of Milton Keynes Derek Eastman will be joining us pedalling their way to Africa.
“We would also like to say a massive thank you to North Bucks Road Club for supplying us with the bikes so we can do something fun to raise money for such a good cause.
“We need everyone from the community to get involved so why not join us and become a Red Nose Raiser raising loads of life-changing money!”
If you would like to get involved and cycle for an hour or even attend one of our other events then please contact Tim Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org