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GMF issues plea for one more 
Russia slog cyclist
March 2019

Could you cycle up to 100 miles in a day, and then do it all again the next day? …give up 12 days in June? …could you raise a sponsorship of £5,000 for children with life-limiting illnesses? 

If you think you are up to it, GM Fundraising needs you. The charity today issued an urgent plea after a space became vacant on its next cycling challenge, From Russia With Hope, and the team has decided to offer the space out to the industry. 

GM Fundraising founder Gary Morton said: “Since 2005, we’ve been setting ourselves these challenges which every time, without fail, have delivered an unforgettable experience. It’s not just the achievement of completing the ride, or the thrill of exceeding our fundraising targets, it’s also the unique camaraderie we experience. 
“We’ve all built relationships with fellow peers from the fenestration industry, and so many long-term friendships have been formed. It truly is an experience of a lifetime. Ask any member of the team, present and past, and they’ll tell you the same.” 

“In June, From Russia With Hope will see a team of 18 riders supported by three RVs and six supporters cycle through ten countries in 12 days.  Starting at the Russian border, we will be collectively covering in excess of 280 miles each day as we cycle through Finland, into the Arctic Circle, through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, England and Wales, before returning into England and our final destination of Hope House in Oswestry, where we will meet the children and families in their care - the very people we are raising money to support. 

“The total is 2,730 miles with 34,000 feet of climbing. While the amount of climbing seems meek compared to some of our previous rides, the reality is that 70% of this will take place in the last two days as the team rides through England and Wales – anyone who has ridden the Shropshire hills will know this is a challenge in itself.  As with all GM Fundraising events, every person taking part is expected to cover their own costs, so every penny raised will go directly Hope House to support their care of life-limited children and their families.”

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