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Pedal the Peaks for people affected by landmines

first_imgPedal the Peaks for people affected by landmines Howard Lake | 28 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising cycling Events  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Cyclists of all abilities are being invited to saddle up for a picturesque Peak District challenge in aid of a Manchester charity helping communities suffering because of conflict worldwide.Following last year’s popular Manchester to Liverpool bike ride, humanitarian landmine clearance charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group) has arranged a hillier two-wheel challenge for 2010.On Sunday 6 June riders will be waved off from the starting line in Buxton, with people taking on a 16, 30 or 55 mile challenge up hill and down dale.Along the way participants will cycle through some of Derbyshire’s prettiest and most uniquely-named towns, such as Crowdecote, Goldstitch Moss and Bottom of the Oven.Those brave enough to take the 55 mile route will also have to tackle one of the county’s most famous cycle climbs from Macclesfield Forest to the Cat and Fiddle Pub.Lesley Achim, MAG’s Events Officer, said: “The routes this ride follows around the High Peak and the countryside is stunning, well worth the work it’ll take to get up some of those hills. The money you raise will help people living every day in the deadly shadow of landmines and other remnants of conflict. So, as you enjoy sailing down the hills, taking in the landscape, you can also relish the feeling of helping thousands of people far worse off than you all over the world.”EndsNotes to editorsAn entry fee of £18 for adults and £10 for children applies, with reductions for groups. MAG asks that participants raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship.For more information about MAG, this event or to request an interview please contact Kate Wiggans, Media & PR Officer on 0161 238 5445 / 07979 343 969 or at [email protected] Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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