Cyclists from architectural practice ADP are getting in shape for a 900km studio-to-studio cycle ride to raise money for Marudyan UK.
On the 24th May 2014 staff will be setting off from ADP’s Sherborne studio in Dorset, and peddling up the country taking in the North Wessex Downs, the Thames Valley, the Cotswolds and the Midlands before traversing the roof of England to go downhill into Newcastle.
Training is in full swing and riders from around ADP’s studios are putting in lots of kilometers, getting their legs used to the distances and hills involved!
The Delhi Distance Challenge
Staff in ADP’s Sherborne studio have just reached Romania, an impressive 2250 km along their route to Delhi from Sherborne on static bikes. They started peddling in February and hope to finish the ride within the year.
Reducing poverty through education
Both events aim to raise £15,000 to build Marudyan’s first community education facility. A typical project will be a two room building providing education for up to 100 children. The schools will be economical, constructed for local sustainable materials and easy to adapt to local climatic conditions.
The cycling events are also taking place in memory of former ADP partner James Middleton-Stewart, who so sadly passed away last year.
Follow the team's progress on Twitter: @MarudyanUK