02 Jun 2011

Inspired Living cycle ride through Italy

Inspired Living cycle ride through ItalyA team of 19 enthusiastic cyclists and fundraisers are preparing to tackle a 950 mile ride from Switzerland to Sicily in aid of charity during June.

The ride is part of a programme designed to inspire healthier lifestyles called Inspired Living, will raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

One of the cyclists is BT’s Andrew Gibson who said: “The Italian trip will take us from the Swiss mountains across to the Adriatic coast and then across the mountains to Calabria and down to Sicily. We will cover some amazing terrain. I know that all of us participating are looking forward to the challenge.”

James Wadley, also from BT and part of the team, added: “Apart from fundraising, the main aim of the ride is to encourage people to enjoy cycling by emphasising the fun element and the benefits – to their health and the environment - of leaving the car at home occasionally.”

“The medical message focuses on the importance of being healthy as a means of reducing the likelihood of heart disease and the probability of cancer,” he said.

“Inspired Living is about doing extraordinary things - and I think us ordinary chaps demonstrated that.”

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