Straumann Charity Bike Ride

They’ve travelled 408 miles by bike, collectively (with 24 cyclists) that works out to around 9,792 miles! That’s the distance from Apia, Samoa to London in a straight line!

With only two days left, our Straumann Charity Bike Ride from Basel, Switzerland to Crawley, United Kingdom has reached the last continental stage of the journey.

Today will see our team of cyclists experience the hardest of the ride with 104 miles and plenty of climbing! Over the past four days, our team have travelled from Basel through to Epinal, St Dizier and Reims. The experience has indeed tested each individual’s stamina, focus and physical energy but they have all kept together, all determined to reach the £30,000 target.

Early this morning our team travelled from Amiens. Heading north to Frevent and Hesdin, on to the Parc Naturel Regional des Caps et Marais d’Opale and then onto Calais via Guines.

With the beginning of the morning being slightly easier, the afternoon is definitely tougher, going downhill for the last 10 miles. Let’s hope that the weather continues to be fairly dry over in Calais and of course here in the UK!

Tomorrow is the final day and with that thought, with all your support and charitable contributions, we have the opportunity to really make a difference. 

Straumann are ultimately aiming to raise over £30,000 for Bridge2Aid and CLAPA. Donations can be made online via


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