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Life Cycle 7 gets into gear!

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It's time to don the Lycra and secure that cycling helmet once again! Around 15 Life Cycle 7 endurance riders will set off from UNNC on October 3rd for another gruelling 545km challenge around Zhejiang Province, all in aid of improved education opportunities for disabled students and those from poorer families. 

Led by Provost Professor Chris Rudd, the team will include academic and administrative staff, UG, PG and PhD students, Nottingham-Ningbo Friendship Riders and UNNC family community representatives. The final line-up will be announced in mid-September. 

According to organiser Matt Wallwork, training is going well although preparation has been hampered by the intense Ningbo summer heat. "We do one night ride of 30-50km every Wednesday and one Saturday morning ride of 50-70km per week," said Matt. "Distances will increase as the summer temperatures settle down to less dangerous levels. We’ve already had a couple of mild cases of heatstroke but nothing that’s put anyone in danger - hence restricting rides to mornings rather than full days of 100km plus."

For more information or inquiries, please contact Matt Wallwork or Wendy Ren:,

Posted on 5 September 2017