Colin Lisle

Colin's Cuban Revolution Cycle for The Fence Club

Fundraising for The Fence Club
£6,026
raised of £15,000 target
by 24 supporters
Cuban Revolution Cycle , 22 November 2024
The Fence Club

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We raise money for childrens charities to improve the quality of their lives.

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I am cycling over 380KM from one beautiful coastline to the other across Cuba.

The bike ride begins in Cuba’s cultural capital, Havana, and ends five days later at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad. The Cuban Revolution is graded as ‘Challenging’ with an average of 8 hours cycling up to 100km over five consecutive days, and includes a number of steep hills, rocky terrain and main roads across the stunning Cuban countryside.

“I wanted to do something that would really test me and do it for the fabulous Fence Club. When I take part in the challenge later this year I’ll be 73 years old, and in a country that’s always fascinated me. It won’t be easy, with the Cuban heat added in, so I’ve given myself a full year of training to build up my stamina and levels of fitness.”

Some high level information on my challenge:

Cover 380 km from one beautiful coastline to the other

Pass remote villages, fruit orchards and sugar plantations

Discover hidden treasures in Havana’s preserved old quarter

Visit the city of Cienfuegos, once a hotbed of pirate activity

Finish in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad

Welcome to the land of cigars, revolution, Che Guevara and vintage Chevrolets. The Cuban cycle travels from the cultural capital Havana to the exotic Caribbean. Our 10 days in the saddle will see us cycling 380 km through beautiful countryside, passing fruit orchards, tree-lined avenues and buildings left untouched for more than half a century. Outside of Havana vehicles are rare and there is a strong biking culture – so expect to fit right in

About the charity

The Fence Club

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The Fence Club is a Charity founded by members of the Toy Trade. It raises money for a wide range of children's charities including Hospices, Handicapped Children and Autistic Children. The 45 members of The Club raise the money through Dining Functions, Golf Days and personal giving.

Donation summary

Total raised
£6,025.33
+ £1,048.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£6,025.33
Offline donations
£0.00

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