UNICEF, the charitable branch of the United Nations that aims to improve the lives of children across the globe and Barclays, sponsors of the Premier League football here in the UK are coming together with the aim of raising £500,000 to help young people ‘turn their business dreams into reality‘… Over to you Sir Chris:
Basically, UNICEF are asking people to sign up to one of seven 100km sportives that start and finish at seven Premier League grounds. Here’s a map of them:
I suppose if you are not a fan of any of the seven teams you’ll just have to bury your rivalries for just one day in late May (by which time the football season will have finished anyway and we will all be united as one nation in anticipation of getting knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages…). Alternatively you could go to Singapore where there is an eighth event taking place! They are looking for 10,000 cyclists and you could be one of them… More details on the Wheels for Change website.
Perhaps after that they’d like to do something to help those of us who became an “austerity measure” at 50.