Brouha delighted to support GM Fundraising and the Border2Border Cycling Challenge 2016 which Promises ‘The Toughest Challenge Yet’
28th July 2015
The Brouha PR team was out in force when The National Velodrome in Manchester played host to the official launch of the 2016 GM Fundraising Cycling Challenge: the GMF Border2Border Cycling Challenge, with proud sponsor, Deceuninck. Taking place over 11 days next June, spanning 2,016 miles between Vancouver, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico, offering up 92,295 feet of climbing and temperatures in excess of 40 degrees, the ride is being described as the ‘Toughest Yet’ for good reason.
Having worked with Team GMF for over a year now, we’ve been involved in helping to promote a variety of charitable events including the prestigious GMF Golf Day, Footie Fives which looks set to be the industry’s favourite national football event and the much loved Spring Ball, themed this year as a Guys and Dolls party. But seeing the organisation, attention to detail and dedication that is already going in to make next year’s ride a success was a real eye-opener.
Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising explains more about the ride: “This really is the toughest challenge we’ve ever set ourselves and it promises to be a daunting trial both mentally and physically. We will cross seven mountain ranges and much of the ride will be taking place in the absolute wilderness of mountains and deserts including the Cascade Mountains, Columbian Plateau, Sacramento Valley, Californian Coastal Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert and the San Antonio Mountains en route from Canada to Mexico. Even excluding the 92,295 climbing from start to finish, the ride is the equivalent of riding from the London Eye to the Manchester Velodrome, each and every one of the 11 days.”
Brouha has always supported the industry, and indeed, giving something back was one of our original founding principles when we set up the company almost 10 years ago. We’re delighted to support the GMF team as they set out on this journey, and look forward to helping them raise as much as possible to support their charity of choice: Hope House Children’s Hospices. Go TEAM GMF!
The Ride Starts here; the training has begun; to follow the progress of the team during their 12 month training visit www.gmfundraising.co.uk/border2border like us on Facebook or follow: @gmfundraising on Twitter, and look out for the hashtags #GMFB2B for regular updates. Most importantly the fundraising starts now and each of the team has their own dedicated Just Giving page as well as a general team one: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GMFB2B