Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2012
On December 10, Linus Bike, in an effort to promote a charitable organization, wishes the Northern Lights Charity a Happy Christmas after cyclists rode 2,235 miles from Neston to Lapland to raise funds for seriously ill children.
Northern Lights, a Wirral based charity, has been fundraising to send seriously ill children between the ages of six and eleven years old to Lapland since 1987, reports Wirral News. According to article, “Each year the children visit Lapland for five days meeting Father Christmas himself, riding with husky dogs and visiting reindeer's.”
Wirral News reported that “111 riders took place in the event pedaling on the specially designed turbo trainers, their own bikes and some took it in turn the ride the miles away on an exercise bike.” The final mileage of the ride was a record breaking 3,033 miles traveled and [$4525] was raised for the Northern Lights Charity reported the article.
According to the article, Karen Jones, Chairman of the Northern Lights Charity stated, “Thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time to collect money in buckets during a very cold November weekend.”
Of the riders, according to Wirral News, Graeme Cummings rode 102 miles on Friday November 23 and Beth Maggs rode 110 miles on Sunday, November 25.
Linus Bike sales representative Jason Latty comments on the cycling event as a holiday miracle. “There are not many opportunities for people to gather under one banner and give back to those in need. While most of us will send a check or drop a couple of quarters into a bucket, these cyclists came together and rode over 3,000 miles to give children a moment of laughter and holiday bliss.” Latty adds, “Not everyone has to believe in Santa to believe that holiday miracles are real and can come true for the less fortunate.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.