Cycle to MIPIM raises £253,000 for charity
Thu 26th March 2015, 5:14 pm
The 104 cyclists participating in the Cycle To Mipim ride have so far raised over £253,000 for a number of charities.
The main beneficiary, receiving about two thirds of the total sum, is children’s charity Coram.
Money was also raised for Article 25, Emthonjeni Trust, Multiple System Atrophy Trust and Tom’s Trust.
Organiser Cycle To has raised over £2 million for charity over a total of 10 events.
Dr Carol Homden CBE, Coram’s CEO, joined the riders in France for the final day of the event.
She said: "Seeing first-hand what the cyclists experience brings home how hard they work on behalf of the charities they are raising funds for.
"Cycling every day for six days is a considerable challenge, and it’s clear to see that the riders have put in months of training and preparation. We at Coram are truly grateful for their dedication and generosity."
Nick Hanmer, chief executive of Cycle To, said: "It is hard to believe that it’s the tenth edition of Cycle To MIPIM since Peter Murray and 16 fellow riders made the journey completely unsupported, beginning the Cycle To history of a fundraising cycle challenge.
"In that time, we’ve seen the property industry weather some serious downturns, but the support and generosity for the ride has never waned and we’re extremely grateful for all the support we’ve received over our ten rides to MIPIM.”