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Charity cycle team want your nominations for their support

Charity cycle team want your nominations for their support

Charity cycle team want your nominations for their support

11 July 2022

Charity cyclists from Stocksbridge based Dransfield Properties Ltd are asking local residents to nominate the good causes which should benefit from their amazing fundraising efforts later in the year. 

Nineteen riders will take on the final Leg of the Dransfield Tour of Europe ride in September – it’s the last time that the team will ride together after their epic journey has taken them across Europe, picking up a leg of their journey every year since June 2007. 

The 14th and final leg of the charity event will see the riders cover 335 miles cycling from Newcastle to London – where the marathon fundraising effort started. More than £546,000 has been raised for charity since that first ride from London to Paris and 5,000 miles covered.

To mark the final leg of the tour Managing Director and ride founder Mark Dransfield wants to hear from the local community about the good causes which could benefit from the 2022 fundraising push.

As well as raising funds for St Lukes Hospice in Sheffield the ride will also raise money for The Dransfield Foundation – and it’s through this fund the riders are hoping to hear from local people to make suggestions about how the money should be spent.

The Dransfield Foundation is aimed at assisting children and young people and the cycle team would like to receive nominations for assistance – it could be to help a particular group doing good work in the community or assisting a local family with a child who may have a life limiting illness.

Mark Dransfield said: “We have helped dozens of charities, large and small over the last 14 years through the bike ride. This is our last ride and we really want to hear from our own community here in Stocksbridge about where people think our fundraising could make a real difference.

 “We never thought when we set out on this journey in 2007 that we would still be going all these years later but the inspiring stories and the charities we have assisted have always been the real motivation for us. 

“We want to continue our support of St Lukes this year but also listen to our own community about what we can do to help a family or families in need.”

The riders set out on Monday 5th September from Newcastle and will arrive in London on Friday 9th. 

Over the years the ride has taken the cyclists on tough rides through 15 countries from London, Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Portofino, Rome, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger and Aberdeen.

Mark added: “This will be our final ride and there are quite a few of us who were there on the first ride so it is going to feel like quite an emotional milestone when we arrive back in London. 

“We wanted to approach our fundraising a little bit differently and put it to our own community here in Stocksbridge to find out how we can help, so we’re looking forward to hearing what comes forward.”

To find out more about the Dransfield Foundation visit www.dransfield.co.uk 

And to nominate your suggestion please email bikeride@dransfield.co.uk or write to Bike Ride Nominations, Dransfield Properties, Dransfield House, Fox Valley, Sheffield, S36 2AB. Please ensure you include your contact details and a brief outline of your nominee.

ENDS 

 

Pic Caption: - Mark Dransfield

 

 

 

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644
Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk