Will you help Khushi to cycle to Kolkata?
Khushi the Cow is virtually cycling to Kolkata and is encouraging everyone, regardless of geographical location, to get on their bikes and cycle as many miles as they can. The plan is to raise as much money as possible in sponsorship (we suggest £1 per mile) to support Khushi Feet’s aim of helping to provide education for street children in Kolkata. And we need you to join in!
Get On Your Bike!
You will be able to add your miles to our virtual cycle ride to Kolkata and you will able to track how far we’ve all got by visiting the Cycle to Kolkata Dashboard. You can cycle as little or as much as you like. You can team up with a group of friends or do it on your own. Whatever you fancy!
The project was given an exciting launch at Faversham Gym Club on Friday 14th March when Khushi The Cow kick-started the challenge by cycling the first mile of our bike ride with MP Hugh Robertson (who was Minister for the 2012 Olympic Games), who officially launched the project.
Cycle to Kolkata, will run from Friday 14th March until 3 September. The bike ride is over 6,000 miles long! Can we cycle to Kolkata?
What are you doing?
Virtually 'Cycling to Kolkata' by encouraging people, wherever they are, to ride their bikes and add their miles completed to our grand total. We are also encouraging riders to ask for sponsors, with a suggested aim of £1 per mile cycled.
Why are you doing this?
We are raising money to support schools for street children in Kolkata.
When is this happening?
The project is launched on Friday 14 March and will run until at least the end of May.
So you're not actually cycling to Kolkata?
No, we are adding together the miles covered by any rides, young and old, recreational or serious, anywhere in the world, who wants to join in. That way we hope to cover the distance between Faversham (where our charity is based) and Kolkata (where the schools for street children are).
How far is it to Kolkata?
Google says it's 6208 miles by road. It's a long way. Can we do it? If you help, YES!
Why should I help?
It's fun. It's for a great cause. It will be a fantastic achievement for all of us if we manage it. You might get fit(ter)!
How do I join in?
How do I use Virgin Giving?
Using Virgin Giving is a great way to encourage people to sponsor you, and it makes it easy for you to get the money you've raised to us:
On the Start Fundraising page choose cycling as your challenge, fill in your location and the date you will be riding. Where it says: Are you fundraising on your own or with other people? click 'Just me', then click 'Next'.
Under 'Charity's name' please search for Khushi Feet. One of the search results should look like this:
That's us! Please select it. Fill in the rest of the page and click 'Next'.
If you are not registered with Virgin giving you will need to do so now. Follow the instructions (it's easy). If you are already registered, click 'I'm already registered' and away you go!
We're interested to see who can cycle the most miles and raise the most money. We're hoping to attract riders from different parts of the UK and other countries around the world. We'd love to hear stories and see photos of your efforts. All progress can be tracked on our Cycle to Kolkata Dashboard.
Khushi Says . . .
Khushi says: 'Let's be careful out there!"
- wear some kind of protective hat and appropriate clothing
- we're not responsible if you ride like a fool or sustain injury
- remember the Highway Code (or whatever rules of the road your country abides by)
- it's not a race - we want to "arrive" in Kolkata as a team
- ride safely (like Khushi said before)