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Bikes and books – the most natural of bedfellows?

Whether you’re a novice or a keen cyclist, you may be aware that it’s National Bike Week at the moment. A national celebration of cycling, it’s an opportunity for you to brave the (so far) dismal British summer and take part in a wide range of pedal-powered events.

Bikes make for all sorts of strange combinations…bikes and ale, or bikes and camping being just two examples. Now there’s bikes and books! So if you’ve been bitten by the biking bug, there’s more cycling stuff happening later in the year that you might like to try.

Our Bike for Books event takes place on Sunday 4 September 2011. For just £30 each, you get breakfast, snacks, a ride past Rudyard Kipling’s beautiful Sussex home, an after-party and even a Book Aid International t-shirt or vest. All we ask is that you raise £300 or more in sponsorship, which will send 150 much-needed books to communities in African countries.

If you’d like to take part, sign up via the Bike for Books Facebook page, on Broadcause or the challenge registration page. We’d like to make it the biggest Bike for Books yet, so sign up today!

 

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Get ready to Bike for Books

This is a big announcement: we’re on the look-out for cyclists, and we need your help! You don’t have to be super-fit or a lycra biker or anything…we only ask that you’re serious about making a difference.

In September last year a team of intrepid, cycling Book Aid International supporters did something amazing. They set off from Guildford in Surrey and pedalled all the way to our offices in Camberwell, south London.

That was the first ever Bike for Books. We were amazed at how successful it was. So now we’re doing Bike for Books again this year. And, being an ambitious little charity, we want to do even better this year.

We’d like to get a team of 100 cyclists together for this year’s Bike for Books – double the number of riders we had before. This year’s ride will set off at 9am on September 4th from Camberwell and go into the Sussex countryside, past the home of Rudyard Kipling, and end at around 5pm in the village of Burwash. More details about the route, sponsorship and treats for our riders can be found over here and on the Bike for Books event page on Facebook.

Do you fancy it? Or do you know someone who might be interested? Let us know!