CYCLE 4 SEWA
Since its inauguration in 2012, Cycle 4 Sewa has become one of the most anticipated Sewa events of the year. Held in East London, Cycle 4 Sewa brings together people of all ages from across the country to enjoy a day of cycling whilst participating in the act of Sewa.
Since the event began, we have seen the participants come together to raise in excess of £100,000, an immense achievement by those involved. But it is not just about the money raised, every year we have seen young budding cyclists get fitter, stronger and faster; challenging themselves to do better. That grit and determination is a testament to the effort that each individual put in and also a surprise to most parents!
The day is packed with a variety of cycling challenges starting with the individual event where participants complete as many laps of the track as possible in a 2-hour time frame. This is then followed by the Team event, consisting of 5 cyclists per team, collectively completing laps of the track in 1 hour to battle it out for the coveted Cycle 4 Sewa shield. Trophies, medals and certificates are presented to participants and teams for their achievements. No effort goes unnoticed.
But cycling is not the only activity available on the day. Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and a giant bouncy castle are also on hand to keep our youngest and most active participants busy throughout the day, not forgetting the delicious vegetarian food!
Cycle 4 Sewa has gone from strength to strength and the event continues to get bigger and better, year on year. The money raised through registrations, donations and sponsorship forms all goes towards Sewa UK projects which promote catering for People With Disabilities in India. Many of the participants and organisers have visited these projects themselves, seeing first-hand the difference it is making to those in need.
So if you need a new challenge this year, are trying to beat last years record or just want to spend a day out with the family make sure you save the date in your diary for the next Cycle4Sewa event!