JLL cyclists gear up for Bristol to Dublin charity ride

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L-R: Members of the cycling team Daniel Withecombe, Tom Stuart-Smith and Ben Ponting

A team of 12 cyclists from property consultancy JLL in Bristol are embarking this week on a 300-mile journey to raise money for charity.

They are heading west from the JLL Bristol office to Dublin via the valleys of South Wales, raising funds for Smile with Siddy, a small Bristol-based charity raising awareness and funding research in the city for Neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects children.

The first day alone is more than 100 miles with over 8,000 sq ft of climbing and includes the Dragon route, which is one of the top 10 climbs in the UK. The cycling team have set themselves a target of raising £15,000 for Smile with Siddy.

The cycle is taking place on Wednesday 15th March.

Giles Weir, Director, JLL, commented: “This is set to be a tough challenge. It’s not just the hills that will be hard work but the Welsh and Irish weather will add another dimension. Supporting such an amazing local charity will keep us going, and we are thrilled that our fundraising will make such a difference to Smile with Siddy.”

Flora Cahill, from Smile with Siddy, said: “The money raised will help us to fund further research and help us to spread awareness of childhood cancer symptoms in Bristol. We are incredibly grateful to all the wonderful folks working hard to raise funds for us.”

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