The ColaLife Globalization Ride – Caen to Cannes 2017 – #C2C2017

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First there was the Boulogne to Biarritz (B2B) bike ride in 2010 which raised £6,000 to fund our first three trips to Zambia; these laid the foundation for the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ). Now we are at a similar crossroads as we aim to spread our learning from Zambia, on how best to improve access to a better designed diarrhoea treatment kit. Can you give us the boost we need? We are fund-raising so we can help other countries to freely take up our designs, data and learning, to transform access to diarrhoea treatment, save lives and reduce stunting in young children.

Following on from the 2010 B2B ride, we are now going C2C – Caen to Cannes – and we are recruiting riders and funders for 1,100km across France. We need two more riders to join Nigel Bolding and me. Nigel was the instigator of the B2B ride and is the brains behind C2C. We’d like to keep the riding group small – for logistics reasons – but have a big impact. Once again, our aim will be to raise a total of £6,000 for ColaLife. Please consider the deal laid out below and if you are interested in joining the ride – or helping with fund-raising – please email with your pitch!

The deal

Distance: 1,100km (approx).
Fund raising target: £6,000 (total) – £1,500 per rider.
Number of riders: 4.
Dates: 21-Sep-17 (overnight ferry to Caen); 8-Oct-17 arrive in Cannes, 9-Oct-17 fly back to the UK from Nice.
Expenses: All riders to cover all their own expenses: travel, accommodation, food, drink etc (estimated at around £1,000). No expenses will go through the ColaLife books.
Donations/sponsorship: ColaLife will receive all donations. These would be through an event page on ColaLife’s Virgin Money Giving and/or direct donations to ColaLife from individual givers.
Risk: All riders will participate at their own risk and will organise their own European Health Insurance Cards prior to the ride.
Accommodation: We will stay in pre-booked accommodation along the route.
Approach: This is fundraising activity, not a race. We will cycle as a group and support each other as required along the way.
Hashtag: #C2C2017.

More details will follow later this week for those who wish to support this fundraiser.

Onwards and upwards.