Charity ride help!

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Charity ride help!

Postby XitUp » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:31 am

Hiya, I'd like to do a few charity rides this year. The only problem is that most of them seem to be for the benefit of charities who still test on animals.

Could anyone give me a list of ones that are non-human and human animal friendly?

Cheers, James

p.s. I'm based in the Grimsby/Lincs area, so the nearer to that the better.
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Re: Charity ride help!

Postby GY Jon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:36 pm

Welcome from a former fellow Codhead! (hence my terrible forum name)

There are plenty of other rides in north Lincs (audax from Brigg, Scunthorpe and in the Wolds for example), why not just enter one of these and raise sponsorship yourself? I notice thre's a new 250km event in Scunthorpe this year that's bound to get sponsorship money coming in...
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Re: Charity ride help!

Postby XitUp » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:14 am

Yeah, there is a 100km ride in the Wolds later in the year. I'm in Louth at the moment.

Also planning on doing one that's raising money for St Andrews Hospice.
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Re: Charity ride help!

Postby muchluv » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Hello Xitup,

Animal Aid produce a list of charities that don't test on animals :).

What kind of charity do you want to support?
Although the effeminate nature of my username may suggest otherwise, my gender actually falls into the male category.
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Re: Charity ride help!

Postby tellygonebung » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:33 pm

Animal Aid actually sent me a handy little fold out with who do and who don't the other day, they are doing a campaign.

http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIG ... nts//281//

Are there charity rides you can pick your own charity to support? The big local ones around here are by BHF or cancer charities which aren't friendly.
If I could support anyone it would be Dr Hadwen Trust.
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Re: Charity ride help!

Postby Simon E » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:17 pm

Yorkshire isn't too far, is it? Perhaps the Brian Robinson Challenge, in aid of the Dave Rayner Fund and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, is appropriate:

https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=661

Youy could keep an eye on Bikeradar's Sportive/Audax event forum:

http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=40007

The less prominent charities may run small scale events that don't reach the cycling press/event listings. For example, in Shropshire where I am the Severn Hospice organises several bike-related events itself in conjunction with a local bike shop.
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