6 Jul, 2021 @ 19:00
1 min read

24-hour cycling challenge in Gibraltar raises over £1,000 for charity

226 Bikerentals Costa Del Sol Marbella 2

LAST month, 15 members of British Forces Gibraltar (BFGib) took on a 24-hour global cycling challenge, raising £1,042 for the Royal Air Force Association.

Participants had to cycle a 12km loop around the Rock as many times as they could, while at the same time, people all over the world were also covering as much distance as possible.

In Gibraltar, the team cycled a total of 1,341km and combined with the gallant efforts of everyone all over the globe, this amounted to a distance of more than twice around the world. 

“The event was a huge success,” said one of the UK organisers. 

“We had over 820 riders around the world and raised a staggering £122,000.”

Oliver Cox And Raf
Oliver Cox at the RAF headquarters with the commander and Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in the background. (Credit: Oliver Cox)

Another recent road bike challenge saw local Gibraltarian, Oliver Cox, cycle 100 miles around the Rock in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Dambusters Ride, raising £1,177.

The challenge took place back in May, to mark the 79th anniversary of the Second World War operation but he was recently invited to the RAF headquarters to celebrate his achievement. 

Oliver was greeted by the commander and also had his picture taken with the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.


Katherine Brook

Katherine Brook joined the Olive Press in June 2021. Originally from the UK, Katherine has worked as a freelance journalist for The Times, Culture Trip and many London based titles. She is also a copywriter for food, drink and fitness brands. She is a keen trail runner, cyclist, and enjoys exploring different food cuisines. Get in touch with a story katherine@theolivepress.es

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of pandemic in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain
Previous Story

CURFEW CALL as health experts also demand nightclub closures to stem rising COVID-19 cases in Spain

drink drive e
Next Story

Drink driving crackdown in Gibraltar nets offender found almost five times over the limit

Latest from Gibraltar

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press