Northampton Team Successfully Cycles 1,000 miles to Spain for Charity
A group of fourteen intrepid riders set themselves the incredible goal of cycling to Barcelona in Spain, all to support the OddBalls Foundation charity. We are pleased to report that they have successfully navigated the roads and have returned after their 1,000-mile tour!
The OddBalls charity was founded in 2014 and hope to make a difference to male health around the world by raising awareness about testicular cancer. The Northampton-based team, named ‘Team Numbnuts’, had previously completed a cycling ride for the charity, but this year wanted to go the extra mile! After hearing about their incredible challenge of cycling from the UK to Spain in 10 days, and all for such a worthy charity, Avery were pleased to be a key sponsor of the Northampton based team on their cycling journey.
The team cycled from rugby’s UK Twickenham ground to FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp ground in June, covering 1,000 miles. The start and end of the tour were selected to keep with the chosen charity’s name since both games are played with different shaped equipment. The team had to average 111 miles per day over the ten days, which also included crossing the Pyrenees, but were well up to the challenge.
Previously the team have raised an astounding £35,000 but are hoping to top this fantastic result with their latest adventure. So far the support has been incredible as the ride has already raised over £25,000 from private donations and is still rising!
You can donate to this great cause by visiting the team’s fundraising page.
Here are the team at the ground before setting off on Saturday 9th June, in front of one of the Avery minibuses that helped transport the riders from Northamptonshire to Twickenham.
Having conquered the miles, team Numbnuts arrived safely having completed the challenge of cycling over 1,000 miles!
A huge well done to all fourteen riders – a great effort for a worthy cause! Find out more about the OddBalls Foundation by going to their website.