Monday, 16 January 2012 11:55

On Your Bike with GPS Tracking

Each year a number of UK businesses take part in dedicated events in order to raise funds for a variety of charities all over the world.

In November Helen Pegg, Health and Safety Advisor UK & Ireland at Genus Breeding cycled 250 miles in 5 days across the Rift Valley in Kenya to raise money for Women v Cancer. Raising over £3,250 and blowing her initial target of £2,800 out of the water.

Helen’s fund raising is part of a much bigger challenge including 76 women who have raised £275,000 as a group. £45,000 is being donated to Faraja Cancer Support, a Kenyan cancer charity and the remaining funds are to be shared between Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Five groups of women have taken up the challenge and Helen was part of the third group. The final two groups are completing their cycle in February 2012 and it is projected that the five groups will raise a staggering £1.3 million.

On her return to the UK Helen told us It was an amazing, hard, challenging and emotional experience. I am just pleased to report no injuries!

The next Women v Cancer ride is in India in 2012, with Cuba planned as the destination for 2013. For more details visit the Action for Charity website http://www.actionforcharity.co.uk/.

African ChildrenYou can still show your support for Helen and the other ladies who recently cycled the Rift Valley in Kenya by donating via http://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Pegg.

Back in September, 13 cyclists from Field Link customer, Kier completed a 355 mile cycle challenge from Swanley, in Kent to Cherbourg over 5 days and raised £2000 for Clarity Welfare.

Ex England and Northampton Saints rugby player, Jon Sleightholme led a team of 13 cyclists during an 8 day, 1,000 mile plus marathon to Northampton’s Twin Towns in France and Germany as they raised funds for Autism Concern.

Keen to support UK businesses with their charity events Aeromark developed a specialist GPS tracking device for use on charity cycle rides. The GPS tracking device is designed to sit snugly under the saddle of a bike taking part in such events. Location information can regularly be taken from the device and displayed on the internet in order for families, sponsors and supporters to monitor progress.

By providing round the clock visibility of your fund raising efforts and charity events using the latest GPS tracking technology, you can increase interest and as a result increase donations.

Aeromark marketing manager, Caroline Russon commented To date, Aeromark have monitored approximately 10,000 miles using our specialist GPS bike tracker and helped UK businesses raise over £20,000 worth of funds for worthy causes.

For anyone organising similar charity cycle rides and looking to get your supporters involved in the event as it happens contact Aeromark to discuss utilising our specialist GPS tracking device by calling 0845 330 5757 or emailing info@aeromark.co.uk.

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