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Crazy cycle from London to Oxford

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Emdad Rahman

The Appeal aims to raise £150,000 towards building an orphanage in Bangladesh
 
The London to Oxford Crazy Cycle Run took place on Sunday 10th August. The biggest Cycle Challenge organised by Families Relief. The route was 60 miles long and took participants uphill and downhill through busy roads, roundabouts and miles of country lanes which looked almost uncharted!  
 
Project Manager Jakir Ahmed said; "This was the most amazing and challenging experience of my life and the people who took part. We were blessed with good weather mostly with the odd showers, and a great team who never gave up even though their legs and bodies gave up on them! This challenge was organised to raise funds to build an orphanage in Bangladesh to give orphans a chance to have a decent life, an opportunity for them to stand on their own two feet, when they are adults".    
 
Participant Usayd Yunis who raised over £2000 in sponsorship, said; "I was excited and nervous to begin, started well but half way through, I was almost on the verge of giving up. But the thought of helping some orphans in a poor country, just made me carry on. What they have to go through daily to survive, is far more breathtaking than 60 miles of cycling even for me!"
 
The team who took part are: Usyad Yuni a student from Manchester; Hamza Izziedeen a student from Lampeter in Wales; Maruf Uddin a graduate from London and Mizan Baksh an entrepreneur from London.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 September 2008 13:45 )