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Team Dransfield complete their 2014 challenge, cycling through 3 countries in 5 days

Catriona Taylor
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02 Oct 2014

A team of cyclists from Dransfield Properties Limited have completed a 380 mile fundraising cycle challenge, riding through three countries over five days!

The team of 19, ranging in age from late 20’s to mid 60’s, set off frim Trieste in Italy on 15 September, cycling a gruelling route through the Austrian Alps, and arriving in Munich in Germany  on 19 September.  Pro-cyclist and World Silver Medallist Tony Gibb also joined the peloton to support the team.

The company, based in Barnsley, set up their Tour of Europe in 2007 to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and other charities. The riders, known as ‘Team Dransfield’ are doing a leg of the ride each year, with the aim to finish their ride in London in 2020. Most of the riders are from South Yorkshire with team members also hailing from Lincolnshire, Hull, Merseyside and London.

In the last seven years the team have covered more than 2,600 miles through five different countries and this 2014 fundraising will take the team’s total since starting out in 2007 to over £300,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and other charities – incredible!

Mark Dransfield, Managing Director of Dransfield Properties and founding team member said:

“In 2010 we took on Mont Ventoux in Southern France and that was tough but the route of this year’s challenge was even harder. The third day was just a relentless climb and everyone did really well.

"We’ve had some great support from our sponsors this year and we’re really grateful to everyone who has supported us – we’re hopeful that when we have all the money in we will reach our target of raising £50,000 for the charities we are supporting this year.”

The team are fundraising on Virgin Money Giving, and if you’d like to see any pictures and other updates they shared from during the ride, they have their own Facebook and Twitter pages too.

A huge thanks to everyone in Team Dransfield for this wonderful support!

Comments

06.10.2014

Go Team Dransfield!

Absolutely in awe of these guys who are an absolute inspiration to us all. They're determination to help beat blood cancer is infectious and has certainly got me contemplating doing another crazy challenge in the future.