LJMU Cycling Club ride Liverpool to Paris distance in 24-hour fundraiser

LJMU Cycling Club took part in a non-stop 24-hour ride last week, raising over £200 for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

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Seven of the Cycling Club took part, riding a total distance of 617.5KM between them, the equivalent of Liverpool to Paris! 

Alexander Smith, Nathan Gray, Joe Penny, Olly Stevens, Haydon Davis, Louis Leung and Alend Waly took on the challenge riding for 1-3 hours at a time. 

Alexander Smith, Captain of the Cycling Club said:  

“We formed the club at the start of the academic year, so decided to do our first big charity event and the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal seemed like a relevant and worthy cause. 

“The hardest part of the challenge was definitely the night shifts, I rode between 1am-3am and it was really difficult.” 

Alexander’s tips for anyone taking on an endurance challenge would be: 

  • Make sure you keep eating and drinking 

  • Try to stay as cool as possible 

  • Don’t go too hard to begin with. If it’s a long challenge, you don’t want to burn out 

  • Finally, remember the cause that you are doing it for - that always gives you extra motivation!” 

The Cycling Club has so far raised £232 for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.  

Visit their JustGiving page for more information or to donate. 


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