Hilary's Thighs of Steel ride for refugees
This August I'm joining the Thighs of Steel team, and will be cycling 900km in a week (eek) to raise money for Khora, a frontline refugee charity...
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Thighs of Steel
This August I'm joining the Thighs of Steel team, and will be cycling 900km in a week (eek) to raise money for Khora, a frontline refugee charity in Athens that provides food, legal assistance, clothing and education to people without freedom of movement.
Thighs of Steel is a relay ride from London to Athens, and together the whole team is hoping to raise enough money to fund Khora for an entire year!
My leg of the relay is Stuttgart to Ljubljana (first job - learn how to spell this without looking it up). I'll be in a team of 12 riding for a whole week, averaging 150km a day, and 2,000m of climbing a day (that's Ben Nevis plus a third). This is as far from a jolly as I can imagine. It's further horizontally and vertically than I've ever ridden in a week before. I am incredibly nervous.
I would be incredibly grateful for any spare pounds you could give to sponsor me! Khora are doing sterling work, and they need all the support they can get. Please give what you can, every penny goes to them.
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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