Tom’s Epic Bike Ride!
On Tuesday 13th August, our good friend and incredible supporter Tom Knight-Gaynor, set off on a bike ride of epic proportions – all in aid of Hope for the Young!!
Tom headed to the North of Spain to cycle a total distance of 240km from Bilbao to Llanes. Tom cycled on his own, with only a bicycle, a backpack, and the beautiful Spanish countryside to keep him company. The long and winding route took him through several national parks in which he spent the first 150km going almost entirely uphill, climbing a total vertical distance of 2000 meters.
Tom is the first to admit that he is no professional cyclist, just a man with a big heart and on a mission to help others less fortunate in the world. However, he assured us he had trained hard three times a week at his local velodrome and on all the hills he could find near his house in Brighton.
We are in absolute awe of Tom. We are glad he stayed safe during this epic challenge and want to thank him for raising over £700 for our charity. Please join us in supporting Tom’s achievement by donating to his JustGiving page or simply messaging him in the comments below.
All money raised will go straight towards Hope for the Young’s two projects, The Education Fund and Mentoring Project that work together to remove the obstacles that young refugees and asylum-seekers face in accessing education and reaching their full potential here in the UK. Thank you for your support.