21 November 2017
Foundation of Light announced the 2018 destination of its annual International Cycle Challenge at a special information evening recently.
The seventh installment of the challenge will take on a route in Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split, covering 250 miles in four days including 22,200 feet worth of climbing.
Thirty prospective riders attended an information evening at Fausto Coffee at Roker Beach, where they learned about the event planned for 13th to 18th June 2018.
Previous Foundation Cycle Challenges routes have included Brussels to Paris, Dublin to Sunderland and Wroclaw to Prague, and have raised over £200,000 for North East communities.
The International Cycle Challenge is the high point of our fundraising calendar and we’re delighted to announce next year’s route from Dubrovnik to Split. We’re very proud to announce yet another new destination and the scenery looks fantastic.
I’d like to mention a huge thank you to event sponsors Grafton Group plc and OSE European, who make this event possible every year.
Commenting on why Grafton Group plc have sponsored the event for seven years running, Gavin Slark, Chief Executive Officer added: “I think (it’s) the fact that the Foundation does so much brilliant work in the local community and also the fact that all the people that have done the ride over the last seven years, we’ve created our own little cycling community that really is very special to the Foundation.”
To take part in the event cyclists are asked to pay a non-returnable £250 deposit and raised a further £1,400.
The event is strictly limited to 40 places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you missed out on the Croatian Coastal Cycle Challenge information evening, the details and route can be viewed here.
To discuss the ride or to sign up contact Jemma Garrett on 0191 5515365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.