Rotaractor Vashil has taken up the challenge of riding a 600-mile course in cause of raising money for the Bradford Bulls Foundation and Choices4All.
Along with a group 19 Cyclists, Vashil set off from Bradford to Roubaix (the twin city of Bradford in France) on the 05 April 2017 and return on the 11 April 2017.
During this marathon journey, the cyclists had cover 75 miles (120 km) in day 1, 65 miles (105 km) in day 2, 45 miles (72 km) in day 3 reaching Roubaix. After 2 days of rest, the group met up with the Mayor of Roubaix as they brought him a gift from the Mayor of Bradford. The way back were split into 65 miles and 75 miles journey over two days.
The Bradford Bulls Foundation, who provide a safe venue for the cyclists to train and Choices 4 All based at the University of Bradford Union of Students who enable disabled people to access sports and activities. This whole project is in collaboration with Bradford Cycle Club.
" This trip will be adventurous but also risky as well. I will do it because I believe there will be some beautiful soul that believes in me and my deeds that will contribute to make the life of the people living disabilities better and rise their standard of living.
This is going to be one of the toughest and hardest things I have ever done in my life but I am looking forward to taking part in the Challenge with all the other cyclists and raising funds for a very good cause and the benefits and welfare of disable people.
I would be very grateful, if you can donate generously for my challenge and for the welfare of people living with disabilities. They also have the right to live a normal life. Please donate and I will ensure I will go the extra mile, like always!"
Day D - 1 : Preparation
Day 1 : Bradford to Hull
On the 5th of April, the group set off for the challenge from Bradford to reach Hull about 7 hours later in the evening. Video from The Telegraph & Argus.
Follow their course on the map:
Day 1, checkpoint reached.
Day 2 : Hull to Brugges
Day 2 Checkpoint reached at Brugges in Belgium, and the group went for lunch and fellowship in Sluis.
Day 3 : Brugge sto Roubaix
Final stage of the marathon challenge, the cyclists finally reached Roubaix from Brugges.
Final stage Checkpoint reached.
Day 4 & 5 : Meet up with Mayor of Roubaix