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Looking for your next challenge?

By Sophia Cheraitia | 18th Jan 2019

Do you enjoy a challenge and an adventure? Are you looking for something to make your 2019 one to remember? The University of Kent is looking to find up to 10 Peace Riders to cycle from the University of Kent on 23 March 2019 to the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.The Peace Ride is part of a series of events raising awareness and funding for the Children's Football Alliance and their Slum Soccer programme in India.

The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The Peace Ride was launched in November last year at a unique commemorative event to twin Kent Sports football pitches with the Flanders Peace Field in Belgium, attended by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor Karen Cox and Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield. For more information about the commemoration event visit our Facebook album.

The cycle challenge will see a staff and student team of riders leave the University early on the Saturday morning and head for the Kent coast, enjoying a rest while crossing the channel, before getting back in the saddle to ride to Ypres. The fully supported ride includes all travel logistics, accommodation as well as an invitation to the Peace Village dinner and celebrations on Saturday evening.  Participants will return on Sunday 24 March by supported transport back to the University, having made a significant contribution to the charities cause.

If you are interested in this challenge and motivated to fundraise, you can find out more about the Peace Ride by contacting Oli Prior at Kent Sport via o.prior@kent.ac.uk for more information and visiting the Children's Football Alliance website.

Corporate Communications - University of Kent

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