O2e Charity Cycle Ride
It’s that time of year again when 100+ men and women squeeze into their Lycra and head to Europe on their bikes with skinny wheels in the name of charity.
Ollie and the O2e faithful jumped on the bikes at Calais last week and cycled just shy of 300 miles in 3 days to Caen via many a D-Day memorial site including Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery and the famous landing beaches. All of which proved extremely emotive, poignant and a reminder of the sheer heroism from Allied Forces on June 6th, 1944 – possibly the most significant day in European history in the last 500 years.
O2e (Ordinary2Extraordinary) raises money for children who face a struggle in life be it through disability or illness. The O2e ride, better known as ‘Big Kev’s Ride’ after the main man who embarked on the first annual ride 9 years ago with 8 other ‘cyclists’, has become a flagship event for the charity and will have raised tens of thousands of pounds once all the sponsorship monies are in.
The ethos is simple; ordinary people doing extraordinary things and there were endless examples of this during Big Kev’s Ride with lots of people cycling over 100 miles for the first time in a day.
Of course, celebrations were plentiful in true O2e tradition and the trip, once again, proved to be the perfect combination of fundraising, pushing physical boundaries, making new friends and seeing the world.
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