DMU Swim-Tri team cycle off the beaten path to raise money for charity

By Ruairi O’Connor

The De Montfort University Swimming & Triathlon team are attempting to raise money for Kidney Research UK by doing a sponsored cycle, outside the DMU Food Village, throughout tonight and into Wednesday morning.

The team are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity by cycling for 24 consecutive hours.

One team member, Adam Ward, said: “We’re cycling all through the cold night, so jackets are going to be a must.

“There’s about 16 or 17 different people signed up to ride, but we have got lots of free slots for members of the team who did not know if they were going to be free, so they’re able to come and join in as well.”

The team have been quite successful in fundraising for the event already, having raised £270, beating their target of £250 before they had even started cycling in the morning.

Adam added: “There’s always going to be two people on the bikes at all times.”

He urged people to come down to the Food Village and support them in any way they can.

The squad’s ‘JustGiving’ page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DMU-Swimming-Triathlon and there are donation buckets next to the cyclists at the Food Village.

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