Last Updated 03 | 07 | 2014 at 10:16

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All set for Alive Foundation’s 2014 Cycle Challenge From Prague to Belgrade

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Given the huge logistical implications in transporting 45 cyclists, bicycles and any other equipment needed for a ten-day cycling challenge across eastern Europe, only a fully-fledged logistics partner such as Express Trailers could come in and support.

The second edition of the Malta Airport - ALIVE2014 Cycling Challenge for Cancer will see 45 male and female cyclists cycling across five European cities: from Prague to Vienna to Bratislava to Budapest and finally to Belgrade, from 9th to 18th July 2014. This challenge is being held in collaboration with the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation and Europa Donna Malta.

“Being an avid cyclist myself and having had the opportunity to cycle across Europe to raise funds for charitable causes, I am fully empathic with the challenge that these 45 cyclists are going to embark upon and this is why Express Trailers has accepted to proudly sponsor their expedition,” said Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO of Express Trailers.

“Our support towards this challenge stems from the fact that as a company with such a heavy presence on the roads, Express Trailers respects all vulnerable road users, ranging from other car drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians but also the countless runners and cyclists who use the roads for their regular training. We want to promote the importance that this vulnerability goes protected.”

“We are indeed a country with many individuals who choose to dedicate their time, their energy and commitment to helping those who are in need and we commend such initiatives which not only benefit those in need but also help nurture a stronger character and will power in those who face such challenges,” concluded Franco Azzopardi.

Over € 45,000 have been raised so far, which means 70% of the projected goal of €65,000. These funds will go to the University of Malta in its important research in the field of breast cancer.

The public can help this year’s team either by making a donation, by signing up to one of the fundraising events or by supporting the cyclists’ participation on the road by logging on: www.alivecharity.com

Donations can also be sent by SMS on 50617364 (€2.33); 5061 8081 (€4.66); 5061 8913 (€6.99); and 5061 9208 (€11.65), or via bank transfer: Account No - BOV 4002149804-6 Alive Charity Foundation - Bank's Bic – VALLMTMT - IBAN- MT85 VALL 2201 3000 0000 4002 1498 046.
 

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