OPPO’s Giant Cause Bike Ride Newsletter

Napthine Porter and OPPO Digital take on the Giant Cause Bike Ride in association with the Bath Rugby Foundation

Napthine Porter, with the support and sponsorship of OPPO Digital, will be straddling their bicycles for an agonizing 700km bike ride across challenging hills, moorland and forests between 13-17th June 2016, in aid of the Bath Rugby Foundation. This is no ordinary bike ride, expert cycle guides will be leading not so expert cyclists (aka Claire Lockton & Rebecca Newton from NP) from ‘Cork’ in the South of Ireland to the North, finishing at the beautiful ‘Giants Causeway’ Ireland.

giants-causeAs the girls have not cycled more than 20 miles between them in the last few years, this is no mean feat, equating to a mountainous 85 miles a day, across steep elevations that total 5,153m – ouch! With only 11 weeks of training in the bag before the event they are going to need all the support and encouragement they can get.

With only weeks to go, Claire & Rebecca need to raise a mammoth £2,500 for the Bath Rugby Foundation. For every £1,000 raised, the Bath Rugby Foundation will fund 6 months of one-to-one mentoring for a child with emotional needs – making a REAL difference to the lives of those who are less fortunate. This is where you come in, any donations, no matter how big or small will be hugely appreciated for such a great cause.

Through donations, sponsorship and fundraising, the Foundation provides opportunities for organisations and individuals to support a cause that motivates, raises self-esteem and confidence, and improves life skills in young people through sport. For more information on the Foundation, click here.

Claire and Rebecca need to raise £2,500 in aid of the charity and will be promoting several fundraising campaigns before the cycle in June. Any donations, no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated for such a great cause.

Upcoming Fundraising Campaigns
Friday 15th April: Charity bag packing at Morrisons, Chippenham between 4pm-8pm
Come along and support team OPPO at the Chippenham branch of Morrisons. We’ll pack your shopping, so you don’t have to!

Saturday 14th May: Stert Country House Car Boot Sale, Devizes
We’ll be present at the annual Stert Country House charity car boot sale in Devizes in May, come rain or shine.

Thursday 19th May: Turbo Bike Ride – in association with the Wiltshire Big Pledge
The girls will be on their turbo bicycles at Springfield Community Campus, Corsham – raising extra funds for the cause. The workout is also in association with the Wiltshire Big Pledge – a campaign to raise awareness for fitness. For more information, click here.

2016-04-14 13.15.37-2To keep up to date with their training and the big ride, follow OPPO Digital on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also follow their personal Twitter diaries at @renwick4 and @Newton0290

Make sure you donate to this great cause here!

OPPO Digital UK have been proud sponsors of Bath Rugby since 2015. To find out more about OPPO Digital UK, click here.

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