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Industry saddles up for The Light Fund cycle challenge

Nearly half the places filled for big challenge with over a year to go.

The Light Fund’s 2018 charity bike ride has already attracted nearly half the number of participants required, with over a year still to go.

44 names – comprising total beginners to experienced cyclists from across the industry – have signed up for the four day, 325-mile challenge from Bristol to Dublin starting on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

The aim is for 100 riders in total to complete what is The Light Fund’s longest and toughest cycle event to date. The charity hopes to raise £150,000+ for the various good causes it supports.

Event committee member Warren Traeger commented: “We’re thrilled at the level of both individual and corporate support for this huge event at such an early stage. To already be close to the halfway mark is a real tribute to this industry and the support people feel towards The Light Fund.

“Four days cycling through Wales and Ireland are going to be tough, however the route mapped out by our expert events company Classic Challenge, will ensure that riders of all abilities will cope and be supported throughout the ride.

“We’re looking forward to more people and companies signing up so we reach our goal of 100 riders.”

Participants to date include:

Patrick Bailey (Blues), Alex Balzaretti (Fiddes Payne), Andrew Carley (eOne), Mike Coles (Cooneen), Tim Collins (The Brand Director), Andy Cooper (Worlds Apart), Jonathan French (Universal), Darran Garnham (MTW Toys), Serena Gosling (Manchester City FC), Stephen Gould (Sutikki), Daniel Grant (Danilo), Michael Gregson, Simon Gresswell (Sanrio), Zara Grindrod (Rainbow Designs), Mark Hillson, Robin Hillson (Trademark), Paul Hodgson (Forever Collectibles), Ian Hyder (Max Publishing), Jenny Johnstone (CHF Media Group), Daphne Kellerman (License Connection), Jade Kellman (Sanrio), Mark Kingston (Nickelodeon), Terry Lamb (Corsair), Andrew Levy, Elliot Matthews (Poetic Gem), Karl Matthews (Collective Apparel), Neeti Morjaria-Shann (UBM), Hannah Mungo (Universal), Leonie Oehmen (Bambolino Toys), Richard Pink (Pink Key Consulting), Sarah Jane Porter (Moonpig), Bjorn Praadler, James Redfern (Blueprint Collections), Kate Rollings (eOne), Tim Rudd-Clarke (Gemma), Mike Stagg (Disney), Anthony Temple (DRi Licensing), Norman Thompson (Imagine8), Jonathan Tillery (The Brand Machine Group), Warren Traeger (Imagine8), Mark Tuenissen (Mercis), Alison Vellacott (Highlight PR), Rob Willis (Max Publishing), Eric Zaadnoordijk (World of Delights).

The Light Fund 2018 Cycle Challenge is open to everyone globally from the licensing and associated industries. Managed by sports events company Classic Challenge, the four-day tour starts in Bristol on Tuesday June 12 2018, taking in the stunning Welsh and Irish countryside, with challenging climbs and invigorating downhills, before culminating in Dublin on Friday June 15. Training is recommended!

Each participant will need to pay an entry cost of £900 for a special ‘start to finish line’ package, inclusive of a £200 deposit upon registration, as well as individually fundraise for The Light Fund.

To find out full details on the Bristol to Dublin Challenge, simply click on this link.

To register your place on the challenge, you can click on this link.

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