11 Sep 2012

The Regional Studies Association would like to wish the best of luck to Sally Hardy, our intrepid Chief Executive, who is taking on the mammoth task of cycling over 1250 miles from London over two alpine passes and travelling via 7 countries to Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Sally will be joined by fellow cyclists Rob Blackman and Roy Clark and the trio will be setting off on their epic journey this Saturday, 15th September.

Sally will be cycling in a Regional Studies Association t-shirt but the group will be raising money for Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support, the donations received will be split equally between the two charities.

If you are able to support please go to http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/ltol where every penny will really count.

We will be tracking Sally’s progress as she makes her way across Europe and throughout the 18 days trip. She has been training hard and undertook her inaugural 100 mile ride last Friday climbing 2200m around the Sussex Weald and finishing with a very respectable 15 mph average speed.

Sally says “This is a very daunting challenge because cycling isn’t my main sport but crossing Europe should give me personal insight into European regional development and happily the day I return is our annual President’s Event so at least I’ll finish with a party.”
I am sure that the team would be grateful for your support so do visit http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/ltol and give generously.
Here at the RSA blog we wish Sally the best of luck. No doubt we'll have a few more members by the time the bike ride is finished!