Cycling for Education – Team AET 2017

Posted Monday August 07, 2017 by Africa Educational Trust

  • Riding through the city in the early morning.
  • Riding out of the city past Green Park.
  • Cheering crowds welcoming people across the finish line
  • One of our cyclists making it through that final mile to cross the finish line.
  • Finished!
  • Celebrating with family and friends at the end of the race.
  • Leigh Day riders ready to relax after a hard cycle

 Our cycling team raised over £6500 to support education

On the 30th July, our team of five cyclists took on the challenging 100-mile course of the Prudential London-Surrey 100 mile ride. They started off bright and early from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Our support team was there beside Green Park to cheer them on as they headed out of the city. Our cyclists continued on their way following the traffic-free course through Surrey’s beautiful countryside, before surviving the leg-testing climbs of Box Hill and Leith Hill. We met the cyclists back at the Mall cheering them and all the dedicated cyclists through the final mile and across the finish line. We finished the day off by toasting everyone’s success at a local pub with friends and family.

We want to thank our cyclists, Warren, Thansis, Ragin, Jane and Gurv for all their hard work on and off the course.

We also want to thank their family and friends who supported them through their training and their fundraising. Without this great community, we wouldn’t have had such a great event. Looking forward to more cyclists joining Team AET. If you want to be part of our team of riders who support education in conflict, please look at our events page to turn a local cycling event in an AET event.

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