Thighs of Steel
Cycling is the way to start a revolution 🚲 I'm cycling from Sofia in Bulgaria to Thessaloniki to raise money for humanitarian co-operative, Khora.
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Thighs of Steel
Donations accepted until 01-05-2019
Thighs of Steel formed to make the journey from London to Athens by bike to raise money for Khora- combining cycling with a blooming fantastic initiative.
Khora's fundamental belief in their own words,
'The current EU border system creates the illusion of the 'other'. It divides humans into categories of those who have freedom of movement and those who do not, those who have valuable lives and those who do not. We stand in opposition to this system and want to create a space in which all people can come together, where everyone is 'other' in standing against the mode of oppression and thus equal.'
Cycling from Sofia to Thessaloniki in late August sounds hot, hilarious, hot, challenging, hilly, hot, thirsty-work, pastry-filled, sweaty and hot.
I'm really looking forward to it.
If you want to be inspired by the work this charity do please go and check it out
The smallest of contributions are so welcome and hugely appreciated, I will reward you with stories of the ride and a bangin recipe for Spanakopita.
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.
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with gift aid: £1,092.50
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