Butterfly & Bee Charity Cycle Challenge
The Butterfly & Bee Charity Cycle Challenge is raising money for 2 Isle of Wight based charities by cycling from Newport to Nice, France. 13 cyclists will be riding 1,000 miles in 10 consecutive days.
The first charity is The Sophie Rolf Trust. This charity provides vital support to children suffering from life-shortening conditions and is referred to as Kissy Puppy which was a word Sophie used for a special sort of cuddle and kiss reserved for her big brother Jack. Sophie’s favourite animal was a Butterfly.
The second charity is Beaulieu Respite that supports Isle of Wight children with severe disabilities and their families. They provide not only a break for the children but also much needed break for the parents and carers. The charity logo is represented by the Beaulieu Bee.
The grand depart for the cycle ride will be on 30th of July 2016. They will then cycle from St Thomas Square in Newport to the Massena square in Nice on the French Riviera. The route will be varied, but it will be at least 1000 miles including some notorious climbs!
At the Leslies Motor Show, members of the cycle team will be cycling away on their stationary bikes to raise money for the charity, wearing the full kit! Members of the public that come to the show will be able to meet the team, and learn more about the fantastic journey they will undertake for charities that are so close to home. Not only that, but for every car sold at the event, Leslies Motors will give £50 to the cause!
Leslies Motors is very proud to be part of such a great charity event, and looks forward to helping to raise as much money as possible for the charities involved.