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Colin Lisle set to cycle more than 230 miles around Cuba

Published on: 25th January 2024

Colin Lisle has planned to undertake the impressive challenge in order to raise funds for the Fence Club toy industry charity. 

Popular toy industry veteran, Colin Lisle, is taking on a mammoth fund-raising challenge later this year which he says he could never have foreseen himself doing. He explained that he’s never been a fan of bike rides, let alone one which lasts five consecutive days in the saddle and covers 380km in Cuban heat across the largest island in the Caribbean Sea.

For more than five decades, Colin has supported the toy industry’s Fence Club with its annual fundraising efforts for sick and disadvantaged children around the UK.

Colin commented: “I wanted to do something that would really test me – and do it for the fabulous Fence Club. When I take part in the challenge later this year, I’ll be 73 years old and in a country that’s always fascinated me. It won’t be easy, so I’ve given myself a full year of training to build up my stamina and levels of fitness.”

Colin’s ambitious bike ride begins in Cuba’s cultural capital, Havana, and ends five days later at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad. The Cuban Revolution is graded as challenging, with an average of eight hours cycling up to 100km over five consecutive days, and includes a number of steep hills, rocky terrain and main roads across the stunning Cuban countryside.

Colin needs all the support he can get, and his determination to achieve the required levels of fitness and get to the finish line in Trinidad this November will be spurred on with the support of an industry which he’s proud to have been part of for so many years.

To donate to Colin’s Just Giving page, please click here.

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