Wheelie making a difference for Byte Night!

Posted by / Friday 02 September 2016 / Fundraising
Byte Night Manchester

A team of 11 cyclists from Manchester will cycle over 200 miles around the Western Isles in Scotland in September to raise money and awareness for Byte Night; the UK’s largest sleep out.

All the money raised will be used to ensure disadvantaged young people in Manchester and across the North West have a safe and loving place to call home.

Last year, the team of like-minded middle aged men in Lycra embarked on a similar challenge. It saw them journey from London to Paris over the course of three days, raising over £25k in aid of Action for Children’s Byte Night.

This year will take it up a level as they cycle round the Western Isles on the weekend of 10th of September. In total the group, made up of ten cyclists and a support person, will cover a distance of over 230+ miles of arduous terrain in a trek that will involve six ferries and untold wildlife and challenges along the way.

Chris Colesall, IT Director, Bestway and co-chair of the Byte Night North West board, explains: “This journey across this Western Isles will be hard work for everyone involved but has the important aim of raising valuable money to support Action for Children’s work in helping young people who are at risk of becoming homelessness.

“Last year’s cycle ride from London to Paris proved to be a huge success, raising over £25k. This year we are taking it up a level by cycling around of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, again raising money for Action for Children. At the same time while raising awareness of the work that they do in supporting young and disadvantaged children and young people in Manchester and across the North West of England. 

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This year’s North West Byte Night will take place on 7 October at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. If you're interested in signing up, visit the Byte Night website.

You can donate to the team’s fundraising page here.