For the last 24 hours University of Birmingham’s Cycling Club have been non-stop cycling outside the Guild in order to raise money for Water Aid and Greenpeace. The charity cycle has been prompted by the University of Birmingham and The Guild’s ‘Go Green Week’, where they are trying to boost awareness of climate change.
There have been many other events going on this past week, including a promotion of a Vegan and Vegetarian diet through Vegsoc, a fim screening of ‘Conspiracy’, a Food Bank collection and micro-volunteering. There is also 25% off vegetarian food all week at Joe’s Bar! To find out more click here.
The Cycling team have been making their contribution to the week with the 24 Hour Turbo. The cycling members each rode for 2 our shifts over the 24 hour period, from 12pm on Wednesday 10th to 12pm Thursday 11th.
Emily Goodman who is the Cycling Club’s Social Secretary, did her share of the cycling from 11pm till 1am. She told our Burn FM reporter Katie, “The ride was really great. Everyone did a minimum of 2 hour slots, but a lot of people stayed on to do extra hours in order to support each other.” The Captain Ali Coleman stayed for the whole 24 hours to offer support to the cyclists.
Their commitment and hard work is to be admired, and the money they have raised will be going towards a great cause.
From everyone here at Burn FM, well done to the Cycling Club!