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The Light Fund's new cycle challenge

The licensing industry’s official charity, The Light Fund, has announced details of one of its most ambitious charity challenges to date: a 325 mile four-day cycle tour from Bristol to Dublin.

The licensing industry’s official charity, The Light Fund, has announced details of one of its most ambitious charity challenges to date: a 325 mile four-day cycle tour from Bristol to Dublin between June 12-15, 2018.

The four-day tour will star in Bristol on Tuesday 12 June 2018, taking in the stunning Welsh and Irish countryside, with challenging climbs and invigorating downhills, before culminating in Dublin on Friday June 15.

The event has been organised by a group of licensing industry executives. The Light Fund Cycle Tour 2018 committee comprises: Anthony Temple, Rainbow Designs; David Scott, Rainbow Productions; Hannah Mungo, NBC Universal; Ian Hyder, Max Publishing; Simon Gresswell; Stephen Gould, Sutikki; and Warren Traeger, Imagine8.

Places on the tour are limited to 120, with The Light Fund hoping to raise between £150,000-£200,000 for the various good causes it supports.

The event – which is being managed and supervised by sports events company Classic Tours – is open to everyone from the licensing and associated industries. Training is recommended!

Each participant will need to pay an entry cost of £900 for a special ’start to finish line’ package, as well as then raising between £750-£1,000 in sponsorship.

Warren Traeger, one of the organisers of the Bristol to Dublin Challenge, commented: 'Spurred on by the huge success of 2015 Miffy Cycle Challenge from London to Utrecht, the 2018 challenge will be significantly bigger in scale and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Classic Tours to event manage the ride.'

Warren continued: 'Pre-launch interest has been incredible and with a maximum 120 places to fill, we expect this to be a sell-out event. We look forward to sharing more news and updates with everyone over the coming months.'

In 2015, 44 licensing industry executives from the UK, Netherlands and the US cycled from London to Utrecht for the start of the Tour de France, raising a record breaking £70,000 for The Light Fund, as well as €27,500 for Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht.

http://www.lightfund.org





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