Race To The Sun


A spectacular 487km cycle ride through Andalucia starting and finishing in Gibraltar to raise funds for vulnerable & homeless veterans.

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Meet the cyclists

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On the 16th May, twelve amateur cyclists are taking part in our epic Alabaré Race to the Sun sponsored challenge, raising funds to help veterans who have struggled and faced being homeless since leaving the Armed Forces. 

This five-day event will see the participants complete a gruelling 487-kilometre circular ride across Gibraltar and Andalucia, in Southern Spain. All the cyclists have been training hard over the last six months.

Thank you to our sponsors who have helped make this event possible. 

The Race to the Sun has been timed to coincide with the Alabaré Veterans Gibraltar Heritage Project which will see a team of nine veterans help renovate Lord Airey's Battery on the top of the world-famous rock.

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Follow the journey

This circular Challenge of 487km over 5 days, sees riders take on Cat 1 ascents totalling a breath-taking 8,600m through the glorious mountains of Andalucia, Southern Spain. Our bespoke route starts in Gibraltar and takes on the Andalucia mountain range before returning once more to the towering rock synonymous with Gibraltar.

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This historic journey through France and Spain celebrates the special relationship between British Armed Forces and the Rock of Gibraltar. Over the centuries our forbears have guarded the straits and manned the walls, and as we step into the breach once more we will remember them as we go the extra mile in our race to the sun!" - Ken Hames

 

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Homes for Veterans

Homes for Veterans

Today we support over 100 vulnerable veterans every night through 21 homes in England and Wales. The problems that lead Veterans to become homeless are varied but can include poor physical or mental health, addiction, debt, domestic abuse or unemployment.

The majority of veterans we help have lost touch with their families and friends, becoming isolated with little support. Our teams assist each individual to adapt to their new homes and access professional help to overcome their specific problems. Crucially we are there to help veterans rebuild their confidence and self-esteem and move on through volunteering, training and employment, ultimately enabling a more fulfilling life.

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Fundraising for Alabaré helps us ensure we can keep providing life-changing care and support to homeless adults, young people, armed forces veterans and those with learning disabilities. Over the next couple of weeks, we will update our social media feeds with information on both the Race to the Sun and The Gibraltar Heritage Project where you will get to know the team and learn more about their endeavours. 

For media enquiries please contact Claire Sime.

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