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The KIWL 2019 ride, June 13-16, starts in Takasaki


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The annual 4-day cycle ride is our flagship event. Cyclists train for a grueling 500km ride to raise funds for YouMeWe NPO. It's not for the faint-hearted, riders need a good reason to ask friends, colleagues and family to sponsor them! However, it is achievable with sufficient training.    

Amateur men & women of all ages, from novices to elite cyclists participate, and the common thread is the will to be ready physically, and the determination raise at least Y100,000. By dividing riders into groups of varying abilities with an experienced leader, very few fail. And if they do, our support vehicles donated by Jaguar Land Rover are on hand. 

The 2019 ride, June 13-16, starts in Takasaki over mountains to Echigo Yuzawa, about 100 kms. Day 2 is about 150kms to Niigata city with spectacular Sea of Japan views. Day 3 is another 150kms inland to Aizu Wakamatsu where a stunning Onsen hotel greets the peleton. The final day of 100kms heads to Fukushima City where riders are met by care home children who will benefit from the funds they raise. Participants experience a sense of immense personal achievement, and the emotion of meeting kids who deserve better, but will have a brighter future thanks to their efforts. Truly magical, lifelong memories.

Are you ready for the challenge? We seek Knights and Knightesses of any ability who have the will to 'get fit and give back'. Download an information pack, and/or apply below. You will be informed if you are successful by end of January 2019 and then the training, fun, and fundraising begins! What are you waiting for, make 2019 a life-changing year!...  

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