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TfL and Sport Relief 2016 team up to get London moving
Transport for London and Sports Relief 2016 have teamed up to encourage London to raise money by being more active.
The partnership is encouraging staff, customers, schools and businesses to get involved in a range of fun activities to help raise money for people who are living in the UK in the world’s poorest communities.
From 1 – 20 of March, Transport for London will pledge to “make their journey more active for Sport Relief”, sharing their activities on social media where daily spot prizes will be given for the best pledges. The activities can range from cycling once a day, to taking the stairs instead of the lift.
Everyone is encouraged to get involved, whatever age or ability.
TfL are also hosting a guided walk around the original Circle Tube line on Sunday 13 of March, with participants listening to a podcast of well-known Londoners talking about their favourite places on the Circle Line. There will also be free food and drink for those participating in the 14 mile walk.
The following weekend, Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and at locations across the Capital will host three events which will give people the chance to walk, swim or cycle themselves proud. The events include Sport Relief Mile, Swimathon at the Aquatics Centre or cycle ride at Lee Valley VeloPark.
TfL’s “Time to Cycle” hub will be at the park, giving anyone the opportunity to speak to TfL staff about bike security, cycle training, route planning, new infrastructure and more. They will also host games and quizzes.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director for Surface Transport at TfL, said: “We are really excited to be partnering with Sport Relief. This is a great opportunity to get active whilst raising money for disadvantaged people both at home and abroad. Whether it’s pledging to walk or cycle one journey a day, or enjoying what London has to offer on a walk around the Circle line – we have lots of fun activities available for all ages and abilities.”
Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London, said: “TfL’s link up with Sport Relief is a fantastic way to raise funds to help people in the UK and around the world, as well as being a spur to get more active. It also offers some unique experiences along the way and I hope Londoners will be inspired to take part and help raise money for this good cause.”
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