Last May, 41 intrepid riders raised £64,000 for the Soil Association's
best of both worlds, as I can be on my bike and work at the same time.
cycling from Barcelona to Bilbao, and from Bilbao to Barcelona.
The trips were so success-ful we are running the event again this May.
Soil Association staff, who will be working on this
year's ride, are already in training and looking forward to getting to
Spain. Fundraising officer Helen Simmons is a keen cyclist.
"I do a lot of cycling, so this trip combines the
The thought of cycling through northern Spain in the spring keeps me going
through the British winter. I am looking forward to all the amazingly
different organic produce we'll be eating along the way …not to mention
Trip One: Saturday 5 May - Monday 14 May -Bilbao/Barcelona
Trip Two: Saturday 12 May- Tuesday 22 May -Barcelona/Bilbao
On route to Barcelona,
Susanne Austin stopped for a breather with a passing Spanish shepherd.
"This trip will remain ingrained in my mind as well as my heart for the
rest of my life", said Susanne of the Cotswold Food Group.
"I wanted to get fit and felt The Great Organic Bike Ride would be a
useful promotional tool for my company. I was also keen to raise money for
the Soil Association. I raised the £2000 sponsorship with the support of
family, friends and companies I worked with as well as a health dub in
A previously occasional cyclist, Susanne returned home to many r
queries as to the
health of her posterio as well as exclamations of 'I bet you never want to
see a bike again'.
"All I wanted to do was to get on my bike and ride as fast as possible
back to those mountains in Spain."
For Susanne the ride was an exhilarating mixture of 'personal challenge,
fatigue, many highs and lows, and the euphoria of achievement'.
Susanne wouldn't hesitate to recommend taking part in the Great Organic
Bike Ride. It taught her 'never again to say I can't'.
For the second year running we are taking to the .hills of northern Spain
in the Great Organic Bike Ride. It's still not too late to sign up for the
adventure of a lifetime, and raise money for the Soil Association