Cyclists get ready for three-day challenge to help airport charities

Luton charity cycle team raising funds for Sue Ryder.Luton charity cycle team raising funds for Sue Ryder.
Luton charity cycle team raising funds for Sue Ryder.
A team of 30 people are preparing to set off for a three-day cycle marathon to raise more than £30,000 for charities.

The London Luton Airport charity cycle, which includes a local rider from Sue Ryder - St John’s Hospice in Bedford, will pedal overseas for the airport’s charity partners.

The challenge, for beginners and experts alike, will see the group leave Luton on July 9 and cover 233 miles before reaching Brussels on July 11. The group aims to raise at least £30,000 for the hospice.

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Paula Rastrick, corporate fundraiser at Sue Ryder - St John’s Hospice said: “The partnership with London Luton Airport has been amazing. The employees are very positive and enjoy fundraising as much as me! To the volunteers who choose to donate their most precious commodity; time – thank you. We could not do this without your support.

“Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.

“We see the person, not the condition. Not only do we treat more conditions than any other UK charity in our hospices, neurological care centres and out in the community, we also campaign to improve the lives of people living with them.”

The airport and St John’s would like to thank the following corporate heroes that have sponsored this ride:

Gold Sponsors


RADD Telecoms Limited

Sliver Sponsors

Accor UK & Ireland


Rosenbauer International AG

PO Neils

Bronze Sponsors

Airport Direct Travel


APT SkiData Limited

ESP Global Services


Instalec Ltd

Sixt rent a car

SPC Group

SpillAway Projects


Watford Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Limited

Wilson James