Charity Fundraising at DPL
Charity Fundraising is an important part of what we do at Dransfield Properties.
As well as supporting various projects in the communities where we work our company founded the 2020 Tour of Europe Charity Cycle Challenge which started in 2007.
The aim is to cover one leg every year of a route through Europe by bike - finishing in London in 2020 where the team first set out from in 2007. So far the Tour has raised more than £400,000 for charity. The riders who participate in the event each year fund their own trip costs and every penny raised goes to our chosen charities.
In 2016 the team will cycle from Berlin to Copenhagen raising money for Action Against Cancer, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and a number of smaller projects through the Dransfield Foundation.
Click here to find out more about this year's challenge.
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Berlin to Copenhagen
In September 2016 the riders raised £50,000 when they cycled from Berlin to Copenhagen. They covered more than 400 miles and raised money for Action Against Cancer, Bloodwise and The Dransfield Foundation.
Munich to Berlin
In September 2015 the riders once again raised £50,000 when they cycled more than 430 miles from Munich to the German capital of Berlin. The funds raised were donated to Action Against Cancer, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research and the Dransfield Foundation.
Trieste to Munich
The 2014 team followed a 380-mile route through the Bavarian Alps from Trieste in northern Italy to Munich in Southern Germany. The team raised £50,000 for charity which was shared between Action Against Cancer, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research and the Dransfield Foundation.
Dubrovnik to Trieste
In 2013 the team cycled over 420 miles from Dubrovnik to Trieste and raised more than £27,000 for St Andrew's Children's Hospice in Grimsby and Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research.
Rome to Dubrovnik
The 2012 team went from Rome to Dubrovnik raising more than £30,000 for the Ryegate Hydrotherapy pool Project and for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Pictures below show the cheque presentation to LLR and the ground breaking at Ryegate at the start of the project.
Portofino to Rome Cycle Challenge 2011
The 2011 Tour which went from Portofino to Rome raised just over £45,000 for the NSPCC, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and The Childrens Hospital Charity in Sheffield.
Pictures below show cheque presentation at The Rygate Therapy Unit in Sheffield, With Alan Shearer at the NSPCC Centre in Newcastle and at Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in London - proceeds from the 2011 Tour of Europe.
Marseille to Portofino Cycle Challenge 2010
The DPL and PDR team set off on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 to cover the journey from Marseilles to Portofino !! Raising £50,000 to support the following charities, The Children's Foundation, The Children's Hospital Charity and Leukaemia Research:
Here are photographs from the cheque presentations from the 2010 fundraising: from Left to Right: The Children's Foundation, The Children's Hospital Charity and Leukaemia Research:
Lyon to Marseilles Cycle Challenge 2009
Mark Dransfield and his brother Paul Dransfield (PDR Construction) once again fielded a team of cyclists in June 2009 this time travelling the 265 miles from Lyon to Marseilles in France. The course took the team up the notorious Mont Ventoux and it was without a doubt the toughest challenge the cyclists have faced. The team raised 40,000 pounds which has funded some much needed research into hematology and genetics at Leukemia research.
Paris to Lyon 2008
Year two of the challenge took the team form Paris to Lyon covering a total of 285 miles. The team raised 37,000 pounds which funded a new bone density scanner for the Sheffield children's hospital and research into Hodgkin's and Lymphoma disease at Leukemia research.
London To Paris 2007 !!
The first stage of the 2020 bike ride challenge began in London and the team cycled 200 miles to Paris. They raised 54,000 pounds for the Cystic fibrosis trust, British Heart Foundation, Leukemia Research and Sheffield Children's hospital.