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The Light Fund announces new charity cycle challenge

Published on: March 7th, 2017

LIGHT FUND1The event will tour from Bristol to Dublin.

The licensing industry’s official charity, The Light Fund, has announced details of one of its most ambitious charity challenges to date: a 325 mile four-day cycle tour from Bristol to Dublin. The event is set to take place between June 12-15, 2018.
The four-day tour will start in Bristol on Tuesday 12th June 2018, taking in the Welsh and Irish countryside, before culminating in Dublin on Friday 15th June.

The event has been organised by a group of licensing industry executives. The Light Fund Cycle Tour 2018 committee comprises: Anthony Temple, Rainbow Designs; David Scott, Rainbow Productions; Hannah Mungo, NBC Universal; Ian Hyder, Simon Gresswell; Stephen Gould, Sutikki, Warren Traeger, Imagine8 and others.

Places on the tour are limited to 120, with The Light Fund hoping to raise between £150,000-£200,000 for the various causes it supports.

The event, which is being managed and supervised by sports events company Classic Tours, is open to everyone from the licensing and associated industries. Each participant will need to pay an entry cost of £900 for a ’start to finish line’ package as well as raising between £750-£1,000 in sponsorship.

“Spurred on by the huge success of 2015 Miffy Cycle Challenge from London to Utrecht, the 2018 challenge will be significantly bigger in scale and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Classic Tours to event manage the ride,” said Warren Traeger, one of the organisers of the Bristol to Dublin Challenge. “Pre-launch interest has been incredible and with a maximum 120 places to fill, we expect this to be a sell-out event. We look forward to sharing more news and updates with everyone over the coming months.”

In 2015, 44 licensing industry executives from the UK, Netherlands and the US cycled from London to Utrecht for the start of the Tour de France, raising a record breaking £70,000 for The Light Fund as well as €27,500 for Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht.

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