Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Hello.  Thanks for dropping by :).  I found a flyer the other day that piqued my interest; Cycle Slam 2010.  Anything with the words cycle or with the hint of travel, always catches my eye. 

On closer inspection I note that it is an advert for a Bike ride across Europe (London, UK to Timisoara, RO).  Now that is exciting. 

so here are the details: 

What: Bike ride across Europe (as above) 

When: From 1st to 20th August 2010 

Where: Europe (United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania) 

Why: To raise money to help Romania’s abandoned children 

Who: A core team of 20 cyclists plus anyone who wants to join

 The flyer appears to have been printed by a young man who goes by the name of Bogdan Christea.  He and his fiancee are two young, ambitious and hardworking entrepreneurs who want to raise money to help disadvantaged children live better lives. 

They are planning to leave in August this year, hopping on their bikes in London and won’t stop pedaling till they reach Timisoara in Romania.  Their route will take them through 9 countries and along they way they will visit some of the most beautiful cities in Europe.  They will be supported all the way by Amway and team NUTRILITE and hope to make this an experience of a lifetime; for themselves and of course for the children who will benefit from the funds they raise. 

map of Romania


He has chosen his home country of Romania, where children are still suffering in a childcare system that was left deeply damaged by the Communist regime.  Their dream is to help rebuild the system and thereby ensure that children there have a brighter future to look forward to. 

Timisoara, Romania


If you would like to take part in this ride for one or more of the dates across Europe, raising your own sponsorship, then this may be for you. 

For more information on this visit http://www.cycleslam.eu  they are also in twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cycleslam 

So if you are a keen cyclist, and fancy raising funds for a good cause then why not contact these folk and see what it’s all about. NB; do make sure that any event that involves raising funds are bona vide and have a registered charity number. 

Thanks to http://www.wseas.us/conferences/2009/timisoara/sse/location.htm for the picture 

Thanks to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Timisoara_Romania_CIA2006.png for the picture

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I was browing around facebook this evening after posting some photos from a recent trip to Cambridge when I saw this advert.

It looks really cool and if you are a cycling enthusiast then this may be something you would enjoy.  check it out.

p.s. why not connect with me on facebook!

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Saw this in a magazine the other day: it’s cute, so decided to share it with you:

Cycling burns 555 calories an hour, and pedalling your bike for just 20 miles a week is enough to reduce your risk of heart disease to less than half.

Hup, two, three, four, stomachs in and touch the floor!  According to recent reports, one in 3 of us will be obese by the time of the 2012 Olympics, and that’s not a good place to be.   So it make sense to arm every couch potato with a timely reprint of “Exercises for Gentlemen: 50 Exercises to do with your suit on” First published in 1900, the “practical course in physical culture was designed to keep chaps in tip-top condition, especially those with ‘no inclination to disrobe’.  Anova £6.99

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