Two hundred miles and two days after setting off from County Hall in Maidstone, fourteen cyclists were welcomed in Brussels last week by the British Ambassador to Belgium, Jonathan Brenton.
The group had taken on the epic ride to raise money for the Kent Foundation charity, which helps young people get started in business.
Their achievement was celebrated at a networking reception at International House in Brussels where they had the chance to promote the foundation’s work and make valuable links for young business at a European level.
The brainchild of Kent Foundation Director, Paul Barron, the bike ride has raised valuable funds to help run the foundation’s services. It is hoped that the event will now be a major annual fund-raising event for the charity.
Kent Foundation Director, Paul Barron is one of the cyclists. He said:
“In the current economic climate, the work of the foundation is perhaps more important than ever. Our target is £5,000 and it’s not too late to get involved and donate. This was a huge challenge for everyone involved, and it was great to be part of it. The funds we’ve raised will mean that we can help even more young business men and women.”