To raise money for Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust’s vital work in protecting the wildlife and wild places of our two counties, former colleagues Alison Keight and James Cooper will be embarking on an epic sponsored bike ride to visit all 36 of our stunning nature reserves in one day!
Starting and finishing at the Rutland Water Volunteer Training Centre on the 22nd June, they will be completing the gruelling 185-mile route on their tandem bike.
Their 'Wild-Life-Cycle Challenge' will take place during 30 Days Wild, the Wildlife Trust's month long nature challenge encouraging people to do one random act of wildness every day for 30 days. 30 Days Wild aims to show people how much happier and healthier you can feel by spending time in nature and Alison and James want to raise awareness of this, showing people that they don’t need a car to be able to enjoy nature.
If you would like to sponsor Alison and James in their endeavour, please visit their JustGiving page.
They are also inviting everyone with a bike in the shed or garage to get involved by visiting one or as many of their local reserves as possible.
“As keen cyclists and passionate about wildlife, we think there’s no better way to enjoy nature than visiting a nature reserve by bike. Why not join us by completing your own Wild-Life-Cycle Challenge on Saturday 22nd June. Setting up a JustGiving page is easy, so why not invite everyone you know to sponsor you to visit as many reserves as you can – even if it’s just your nearest.”
If any seriously keen cyclists wish to join Alison and James on the full 185-mile route, please contact James directly for more details – firstname.lastname@example.org.