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Cycling the Transylvanian alps for Khora!

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Eibhlin Priestley

I'm proudly back in the Thighs of Steel fold for round 2, this time in Eastern Europe. For a taster of what lies ahead watch the 2016 video below!

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Thighs of Steel

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Donations accepted until 01-05-2019

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As many of you will know, I have been training for the ride of my life over the last few months! A new obsession with cycling fashion, general bike chat and my tendency to turn up everywhere and anywhere with a deep helmet indent on my perspiring brow, are all testaments to the degree that this ride has hijacked my life!

In August we will roll out of Timisoara to tackle the biggest and best hills, mountains and national parks of Romania and Bulgaria, ending in Sofia. Our plan is to cover 750km in 6 days with terrifying climbs reaching 7400 metres, whilst hoping for the kind hospitality of locals to let us camp on their land each night!

This is the third year that Thighs of Steel has fundraised for Khora  and the generous contributions we have collected have
paid for all the rent, bills and maintenance of this fantastic community centre since it opened. We hope that we can match this amazing result this year too so that they can continue to provide meals for up to 1000 people a day, run a language centre, a legal centre,  a library, a music room, a women’s area and family space for people without freedom of movement.

Thank you for your support!

Eibhlin x

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London to Athens 2018

A group of not-so-serious cyclists have set themselves the serious challenge of cycling between London and Athens. The ride is a relay-style challenge, with each participant taking on a week or two of the overall trip.

We are fundraising for Khora; a grassroots, proactive association running a community centre in Athens. Their centre provides basic and human needs for people without freedom of movement. This includes free nutritious food, clothing, education, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

Equally important to what they offer, is how they offer it. Khora is run by volunteers from all over the world. Its team includes members of the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers too. It prioritises dignity and respect in every service it provides.

The £60,000 we are aiming to raise will pay for the rent for their community centre for an entire year. The running costs of a project are typically the hardest to find funding for, so it of particular importance to be able to provide this for Khora, to secure a stable future for the project. All fund-raised money goes to Khora, and none on the ride.

Event date

22-July-2018 00:00  - 
08-September-2018 23:59

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Well done Eibhlin! X
Donation by Manchester Priestley’s
on 04-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Jo Greenslade
on 18-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Eibhlin!
Donation by The Family Wilson
on 02-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Davide
on 22-08-2018
Wishing you all the very best for this amazing enterprise, Eibhlin
Donation by Lokadhī
on 21-08-2018
Saddhu for this great enterprise!
Donation by Sraddhapuspa
on 21-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
So impressed with this initiative! All power to you. x
Donation by Saraka
on 20-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
You'll love it Eibhlin, just make sure you keep the cadence high by running a light gear when going up those mountains!
Donation by claire & Ton
on 18-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Inspiring stuff Eibhlin, keep on rolling!
Donation by Jess Mouse
on 09-08-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £710.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £710.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £836.25

Donations closed

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