MASS Action

Thighs of Steel

Europe's longest charity bike ride: 5,000km from Glasgow to Athens and raising money for grassroots projects with dignified and sustainable initiatives for migrants and asylum seekers
raised of £100,000 target
by 2950 supporters
Event: Thighs of Steel 2022: Glasgow to Athens, from 15 July 2022 to 18 September 2022
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UPDATE 2 [AUG 31]: You folks are sending a powerful message to the world right now. Your donations and fundraising in solidarity with refugees has surpassed our wildest dreams - and there are still more than 2 weeks left on Thighs of Steel 2022. So come on. Let's get serious now. Six figures. £100,000. You with us?

UPDATE [AUG 7]: Thanks to all our steely cyclists, we've zoomed past our initial fundraising target. Now we're cranking up a gear and set our sights on £80,000! More money = more solidarity = more power and love in the world. Thank you.

This summer, a hundred or so ordinary humans will steel their thighs and ride really far in solidarity with displaced people in the UK and beyond.

100 steely-thighed cyclists are riding in an 8-week relay through 10 different countries, sweating, crying, laughing and sweating again, from the historic port of Glasgow to the sun-soaked temples of Athens.

We'll ride over 5,000km from Glasgow to Athens, climbing a ridiculous 7 Everests in height along the way.

Supported by our beloved van Calypso, our tight-knit community are fundraising £60,000+ in support of grassroots projects with dignified and sustainable initiatives for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in the Greece and the UK.

Every donation makes a difference. Take these examples from the Khora community centre in Athens:

£10 buys 20kg of fresh fruit and veg to serve at the Khora community kitchen, free for anyone who needs a hot meal with friendly faces

£50 covers the costs of running the Khora Asylum Support Team for a day, providing vital, free legal support to asylum seekers in Athens

£100 pays the electricity, water and gas bills at the Khora kitchen for a FORTNIGHT

£250 covers food supplies needed at the Khora kitchen for a whole MONTH

Thank you

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