04 Jun 2014


The team cycling between ADP’s UK studios have completed their long journey in 7 days as planned. They have cycled 900km between Sherborne and Newcastle, via London, Oxford, Birmingham and Manchester. 

They have cycled through rain and sunshine, completed 13 hour days, seen some of the UK’s most iconic sites, and eaten hundreds of fig rolls. They were supported on their journey by an ADP support crew, driving between the stops with all the bags, food and water, and spare parts for the bikes. Some of the images of the ride can be found above. 

Each of the ADP studios hosted the cycling team when they arrived at their studio (sometimes rather later than expected!), providing them with a regenerative feast including lots of carbs and cakes before a well earned sleep.

The ride and associated charity auction aims to raise £15,000 for ADP’s nominated charity, Marudyan UK, to build a community education facility in India. The first of many, a typical project will be a two room building providing education for up to 100 children. The schools will be economical, constructed for local sustainable materials and easy to adapt to local climatic conditions.

Staff from ADP’s Sherborne studio have also taken up the challenge of cycling from the Sherborne studio to ADP’s Delhi studio on static bikes. They started peddling in February and hope to finish the ride, named the Delhi Distance within the year. 

The cycling events are taking place in memory of former ADP partner James Middleton-Stewart, who so sadly passed away last year.

How can you contribute?

Make a donation by clicking here

Click here to go to the online charity auction to bid on a variety of cycling related lots, including a mixed media painting representing the bike ride by ADP partner and Article 25 10x10 artist, Roger FitzGerald. 

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