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Raleigh UK Employees Coast to Coast for Charity

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NOTTINGHAM, UK (1 August 2000) — On Saturday 10 Raleigh UK employees set off on a modest 137-mile bicycle ride that is taking them from one coast of the UK to the other. The initiative, being held for the fifth year in  succession, is to raise money for the kidney unit at a local Nottingham hospital. Previous rides […]

NOTTINGHAM, UK (1 August 2000) — On Saturday 10 Raleigh UK employees set off on a modest 137-mile bicycle ride that is taking them from one coast of the UK to the other. The initiative, being held for the fifth year in  succession, is to raise money for the kidney unit at a local Nottingham hospital. Previous rides have raised money for other causes like leukemia and meningitis. “Each year someone comes up with a route and a cause,” said Raleigh UK purchaser Martin Hall a few hours before departure. “This year’s idea came from a worker in the paint factory who recently donated a kidney to his wife.” The four-day ride began on Saturday in Whitehaven and will end in Sunderland today. The riders are following one of Sustrans best known cycle routes through one of the UK’s hilliest regions. The event is much more a low-key leisure tour than a large-scale fund-raiser. Nevertheless, the riders expect to raise approximately GBP1,000. And though many of the contributions are coming from Raleigh employees, it is not an official Raleigh event. (JW)

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