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Saddle Up For Unicef's Wheels For Change

20 May 2014


Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation wants all of you to get behind Wheels for Change, which takes place on Saturday 24th May, in aid of UNICEF – the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people.
 
Our event is one of seven Barclays-supported cycles taking place across the country, including rides organised in partnership with Liverpool, Manchester United and London neighbours Fulham.

Our route takes you out of Selhurst Park heading east to Wallington and then south, climbing up to the village of Caterham-on-the-Hill. 

From there you will continue south to the village of Burstow and then up Turners Hill, onwards to Wych Cross and then through Ashdown Forest. 

You will then start to head back to SE25, passing through Hartfield and the small village of Dormansland, where you will begin the biggest climb of the day up to the North Downs Way. 

After successfully negotiating the incline, you will descend down back to Selhurst Park via Addington. To keep you fuelled along the way, UNICEF will have several feed stations positioned at regular intervals along the route.

The money raised from the ride will help provide start-up funding to help disadvantaged young people get small businesses off the ground and on the move, as well as helping them to develop the skills and business acumen they need to fulfil their potential.

Six-time Olympic Champion and UNICEF UK ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, is encouraging everyone to sign up.  

He said: “As a UNICEF UK ambassador, I’m proud to support Wheels for Change. Cycling transformed my life and now through this fundraising event, we have the chance to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the world to turn their business dreams into a reality.”

There's still time to register for Palace’s Wheels For Change cycle this weekend. For more information, visit wheelsforchange.com.


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