Andy Cook Cycling helps raise over £1million for charity in October

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Andy Cook Cycling helps raise over £1million for charity in October

October 2019 was our busiest October ever – with five major events to organise, including our own Autumn Bike Camp in sunny Mallorca. Andy Cook Cycling are lucky enough to be involved with lots of amazing charities, and it’s these charities’ cycling events which provide us all with some of the best moments of our working year. Whether it’s an epic milestone ride for a small group of cyclists or a major challenge ride for hundreds of novice riders, the enjoyment and sense of fulfilment each and every participant have on completion makes our job very easy.

 

In September and October this year, we were privileged to help a group of 360 female cyclists take on the challenge of riding from London to Paris in just three days – as each group crossed the finish line at the Eiffel Tower, we were overwhelmed with happiness and pride at the feat these fantastic women had achieved. It was equally remarkable to lead a small group of Deutsche Bank employees mixed-ability riders on their successful 465-mile journey from London to Frankfurt over 4 days last month. At the other end of the scale, 1500 people of all ages and ability took on the British Heart Foundation Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride – and it was wonderful to see them cross the finish line in Blackpool with smiles on their faces, despite the very cold night! This is what makes us do what we do at Andy Cook Cycling.

 

Equally as heart-warming as the sense of achievement and happiness, these events instil in people of all walks of life, is the amazing amount of money they raise for excellent causes. This October, Andy Cook Cycling-supported events have raised over £1million for some really worthy causes – and we are so proud of this fact. The ladies on the London to Paris ride in September and October have so far raised a whopping £863,500 for Women V Cancer, which is made up of Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – well-done girls! The participants of the Deutsche Bank London to Frankfurt ride raised over £75,000 for Cure Leukemia, which is incredible considering there were only 25 taking part! The British Heart Foundation Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride has so far raised £200,000 for this fantastic charity, which funds research into heart disease, and the money is still rolling in. In October, Andy Cook Cycling was also involved in the inaugural Vitesse Goodwood Race Series, which aimed to raise money and awareness for the FirstLight Trust – a charity which gives practical support to former emergency service and military personnel.

 

We have lots of other exciting charities to support in 2019 – as well as continuing to work with our friends at British Heart Foundation, Women V Cancer, CALM and the National Autistic Society, we will be supporting Out of the Dark, Cure Leukemia, Blue Cross and many others.

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