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HEAL charity events

HEAL’s main recurring event is our biennial Cycle India charity bike ride. You can read all about our previous fundraising rides from 2008 to 2016 here on the website, and if you’re interested why not consider taking part in 2018? It really is an amazing way to help our charity, experience India and get yourself fit. You can sign up for the 2018 event here.

Our route for Cycle India 2018 will take us to the historic city of Mysore for the sixth HEAL Cycle India fundraising bike ride.
The plan is to cycle from Mysore, recently renamed Mysuru, in India’s southwestern Karnataka state, to Mangalore – around 400kms – then to travel to Paradise village to spend time with the children and celebrate the fourth annual HEAL Day with the HEAL family.
“Having experienced the celebrations of HEAL Day in February 2016, I can wholly recommend this,” says joint Cycle India organiser Mandy Renton.
Mandy was a first-time participant in Cycle India 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed her adventure in India.
Costs for the trip are expected to be approximately £1,000 from the UK for all support, accommodation and food in India. Cyclists, who are welcome from around the world, would be asked to raise funds for HEAL charity of at least £1,500 to be paid within six weeks of returning from the trip next year.
Places on Cycle India 2018 can be secured with an immediate payment of £250. In addition, you would need to arrange your return flight to India, and organise an entry visa.
The 2018 schedule, arranged through our regular trip organisers Kalypso Adventures, is: February 9 – arrive in India; February 9 – Mysore; February 10 – Coorg; February 11 – Hassan; February 12 – Chikmagalur; February 13 – Koppa; February 14 – Mangalore; February 15 – travel to HEAL Paradise Village; February 16 – HEAL Day; February 16/17 – return home.
“I have contacted about 60 past cyclists from the HEAL database,” says Mandy. “I think we have about 22 confirmed so far so we’re well on the way!” You can still sign up for the event here, but hurry because places are filling up fast.
To pay a deposit, or for more information, contact Mandy Renton by email at mandyrenton@btinternet.com.

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