23 July 2018

Fundraisers complete 140-mile ride for BPA

Fundraising Efforts

Two British Paralympic Association fundraisers say they are ready to get straight back on their bikes despite having only just completed a gruelling 137-mile fundraising cycle.

Michael Huggins and Steve Davies have been committed fundraisers for the BPA since 2010 and their latest endeavour saw them peddle ten hours from Bournville to the London Stadium – where the pair had been Games Makers six years ago.

Michael and Steve's ride

The journey

The pair work for BPA partner Mondelez International and the cycle was part of their continued efforts in 2018 which has seen them raise £1400 to date.

“We’ve supported the BPA since 2010 and it’s a worthwhile cause and one we really do believe in,” said Huggins.

“We really do believe in the BPA and the work it does and all the athletes. To see what they do is amazing.”

“Today’s ride was long but we had a couple of pit stops along the way and coming through London it was all stop-start stop-start so we could probably get back on the bikes and do it all again now.

“In total we’ve raised £1400 in fundraising throughout the year so hopefully people will see what we have done today and continue to donate.”

As well as watching at London 2012 Huggins and Davies flew to Rio 2016 to watch ParalympicsGB’s finest in action and admit the magic of the Games will never get old.

“We just feel like part of the team, which is a fantastic feeling,” Davies added. “It’s very special us to be a part of it for such a long time.

“It’s a very special for us because we were both here at 2012 and were both Games Makers and to see the vibe that was going on and seeing the team and all the medals that were won was really special.

“It’s always nice to come back to the Stadium because we have very good memories from that time. It was hard work but it was all worthwhile and we can’t wait to carry on the journey with ParalympicsGB.”

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