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Cycling For Freedom
Carl Egdell GB Age Group Triathlete
Local Charity is looking for keen cyclists to complete Coast to Coast Challenge

The Snowdrop Project has an exciting opportunity for you to achieve a bucket list dream, whilst supporting survivors of human trafficking to move on from their past.

Covering 140 miles in just two days, the Coast to Coast challenge is the ultimate achievement for any keen cyclist! This May 2018 challenge is not one to miss, starting in Whitehaven, and ending in Tynemouth, cyclists will journey through the beautiful Lake District, through the Pennines and along the River Tyne.

They are asking cyclists to raise a minimum of £500 and a £50 deposit (with a January only offer of £30). Thanks to the generous support of the Co-op, all accommodation, food, cycling tops and expenses are covered, ensuring that 100% of the money raised will go directly to supporting survivors of human trafficking!

A photo taken from the last cycling challenge
With the combined effort of all the cyclists, the Coast to Coast will contribute to funding many facets of Snowdrop’s work to bring freedom to survivors of human trafficking. This includes, the trauma-specific counselling programme, which helps clients deal with the psychological impact of being a survivor of human trafficking.

It also helps to provide a safe space for survivors in the city centre, which ensures clients can attend community activities such as English classes, which are fundamental to survivors being able to live independently, make friends, find a job or pursue education. Your efforts will fund freedom for survivors.

Denise Lawrenson, the Snowdrop Community Facilitator said;
“We’re excited about this new fundraiser for 2018, led by a GB Triathlete. Giving keen cyclists the opportunity to tick off one of the must-do cycling routes in the UK, whilst raising money for a fantastic local charity”

The Coast to Coast challenge will happen 5th -6th of May 2018, starting in Whitehaven and finishing in Tynemouth.

The challenge includes a mixture of main roads, minor roads and quiet roads with short sections on unpaved paths. It is a demanding but rewarding challenge for the committed cyclist with fantastic scenery and a sense of satisfaction at completing an unforgettable journey.

The Snowdrop Project is the UK’s first charity to provide long-term support to survivors of human trafficking and started here in South Yorkshire. The charity works with their clients on an individual basis to ensure their needs, which are often complex, are met.

If you would like to find out more about the Coast to Coast challenge and the Snowdrop Project go to www.snowdropproject.co.uk, follow them on Twitter or Facebook @SnowdropProject or email info@snowdropproject.co.uk

Cycling For Freedom, 12th January 2018, 14:27 PM