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Please help with our campaign to send five athletes and one coach from Bradford to next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Dubai.
The five athletes are hoping to travel as part of the Great Britain team to the Special Olympics World Games, but need to raise around £3,500 each to fund the trip.
The Games, which are for people with learning disabilities such as Down’s Syndrome, will take place in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in March next year, with more than 7,000 athletes, including a 129-strong team from the UK, expected to be taking part.
We want to support these athletes by cycling the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, including 'the great Torr head' - 17km of epic climbs (as steep as 23% gradient in places) and hair raising descents! As a team we want to take on our greatest cycling challenge so far, with only a few months of training. We're hoping to can raise as much money as we can with our hard efforts to help the athletes achieve more in Dubai.
Neil Hartley and Mark Rhodes, both from Eccleshill, have been picked alongside Ella Curtis, from Baildon. Mr Hartley has been picked as a member of Great Britain’s basketball squad, Mr Rhodes is competing in golf and Ella Curtis is a member of the cycling team. Keighley’s James Reed-Griffiths and T-Jay Wilson are both hoping to be able to go for gold in equestrian, and 45-year-old Bradford-based cycling coach Tim Curtis will also travel with the squad.
The athletes receive no central UK Sport or Sport England funding so any money raised will really help our team achieve their dreams!
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