A group of intrepid cyclists from across the UK embarked on a “Most Exotic Challenge” for the British Asian Trust as a once-in-a-lifetime ride through the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
The riders swapped their homes and office chairs for cycling saddles last month to raise funds for the British Asian Trust’s vital work in South Asia supporting children. They covered around 260km as they cycled over four days through some of India’s most iconic landmarks, natural treasures and idyllic rural locations.
The team was led by Rohit Chadha, supporter of the British Asian Trust and founder of the ‘Most Exotic Challenge’.
He said: “This ride is a great opportunity – not just for comraderies and cycling in a stunning location – it is supporting a great cause. Over the years we have raised well over GBP 1 million for the British Asian Trust which has helped empower women, support education, improve mental health and keep children safe.
“It’s fantastic that the Most Exotic Challenge has been able to support the British Asian Trust in changing so many lives. All this would not have been possible without the fantastic cyclists and sponsors who support the vision for every ride, and most importantly without the support of the Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust.”
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Bobby Ahluwalia, who has also been an ardent supporter of the Trust for many years, added: “Like previous years, I’m so proud to be organising this Challenge with Rohit. The funds raised will help the British Asian Trust support children in South Asia with the best possible opportunities to thrive and grow.”
Richard Hawkes, British Asian Trust Chief Executive, added: “The British Asian Trust is deeply honoured to once again have such an amazing group of cyclists willing to challenge themselves with a 260km bike ride to raise funds supporting our work with children in South Asia.
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“I am deeply humbled by their passion and commitment to help others in need by taking on the foothills of the mighty Indian Himalayas – that is no mean feat!”
*Info: British Asian Trust