Bluebell Inn landlord to bike 100 miles for Children on the Edge 

34-year-old Emsworth pub landlord and Dad-to-be, Giles Babb is taking on a mighty cycling challenge for Chichester based charity Children on the Edge.

34-year-old Emsworth pub landlord and Dad-to-be, Giles Babb is taking on a mighty cycling challenge for Chichester based charity Children on the Edge.

The Prudential RideLondon to Surrey 100 race takes place on July 29th boasting the same route that the GB team rode in the London 2012 Olympics.

Along with others lucky riders, Giles will be cycling the stunning course on closed roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Park in London and out into the Surrey countryside. He’s getting stuck in to his training by racking up the miles, through early gym sessions, before the pub opens, but with spring in the air it won’t be long before he’s out on the road training.

Giles says, “I thought it was a great challenge to train for but I’m also looking forward to getting fitter before the new baby arrives in June”.

Giles became involved with Children on the Edge when a business associate recommended the challenge. As a father-to-be, Giles snapped up the opportunity to fundraise for a charity which supports marginalised children, living on the edge of their societies.

He hopes that taking part in the RideLondon 100 and fundraising for Children on the Edge will ensure that many children have hope, life, colour and fun as part of their childhood.

He said “Children on the Edge is an amazing local charity that works to ensure all children have a good start in life and a chance to succeed”.

Giles has a fundraising target of 30 for every mile he rides, hoping to secure 3,000 for Children on the Edge. He’s been rounding up support from friends, family and regulars at the pub, and even the physiotherapist at his gym has volunteered to guide him through his challenge.

3,000 can provide over 60 children with education for a year at an Early Childhood Development Centres supported by Children on the Edge in Loco slum, Uganda. This provides vulnerable children with a safe place to learn and play with their friends.

Children on the Edge is still looking for two riders to Join Giles and the team. Giles said ‘If you’re in a fortunate enough position to give some good back to the world, this is your chance’.

Any interested riders, able to fundraise a minimum of 550, can call the Children on the Edge office on 01243 538530 or email fundraising@childrenontheedge.org. 

 

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