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.
Plans are under way to travel to the historic city of Mysore in a year’s time 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 250kms – 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 on February 16 last year (HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru’s birthday), 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 £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 schedule, subject to agreement with regular trip organisers Kalypso Adventures, is likely to be: February 6 – flight from UK; February 7 – arrive in India; February 8 – Mysore; February 9 – Coorg; February 10 – Hassan; February 11 – Chikmagalur; February 12 – Koppa; February 13 – Mangalore; February 14 – travel to HEAL Paradise Village; February 15 – HEAL Day; February 16/17 – return home.
“We are nearly confirmed with this route,” says Mandy, “just a matter of confirming dates. I have contacted about 60 past cyclists from the HEAL database. I think we have about 10 confirmed so far so we’re on the way!”
To pay a deposit, or for more information, contact Mandy Renton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.