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Endurance Ride raises funds for education equity

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Consisting of students and staff from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), eight cyclists returned triumphantly from an endurance ride of more than 500 km recently. They embarked on the journey with a mission to raise money for disadvantaged children and youth, and completed it successfully with more than 320,000 RMB in donations raised from over a thousand people.

The contribution will go towards improving education opportunities for disabled children and children from poor families.

It is the eighth time that the university charity project China Life Cycle has organised this fundraising activity. This year, the ride took place from 2nd to 4th October during the National Holiday in Fujian Province. 

Being amateurs mostly, the ride was a challenge to many of the cyclists. The group needed to cycle approximately 170 km every day and also to tackle the increasing altitude of about 1,500 metres in accumulation. But the teamwork along the ride was the most memorable part. One cyclist Professor Tao Wu said modestly: “Being arguably the weakest one on the team, I received a great deal of help from my fellow teammates. Without the synergy and teamwork, we won’t be able to finish the ride.”

Posted on 9 October 2018