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5 July 2016

The bike ride raised an incredible amount for disability sport in Sussex.

Albion in the Community’s Brighton to Brussels Cycle Challenge raised more than £40,000 for the charity.

A peloton of more than 30 cyclists recently rode 230 miles between the American Express Community Stadium and Brussels to raise money for AITC, and that money will now help fund the charity’s award-winning disability football sessions, which are held regularly throughout Sussex.

AITC has held a European cycle challenge in each of the last three years, and the event was once again sponsored by American Express®, the charity’s official partner. The ride was also supported by Giant Shoreham.

Albion assistant manager Colin Calderwood joined the cyclists for the first day of the ride, while former Brighton player Guy Butters, who now works for AITC, was among those who reached the Belgian capital after three days on the saddle.


Emma Cook, AITC’s fundraising manager, was delighted with the total raised and full of praise for all those who took part.

She said, “Our annual cycle challenge is our flagship fundraising event and to have more than 30 people taking part was fantastic.

“We have raised a significant amount of money that will make a real difference to the charity and the people we work with.

“Our thanks go to everyone who took part, supported the event or donated money by sponsoring the cyclists.”

AITC is holding a one-day cycle challenge later this year. The charity’s Little Big Giant event takes place on Sunday 24th July, and participants can chose from three routes through the picturesque Sussex countryside – 25 miles, 50 miles or 75 miles.

People can sign-up from just £25 and proceeds will help fund AITC’s disability football sessions.

For more information, or to register, visit:

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