Volunteer Donate Now

Pedal power!

Quinessentially Bike Ride For The Felix Project

500km bike ride raises £300k for The Felix Project

By Marcus Roberts and Naomi Ackerman, Evening Standard

A bike ride from Austria to Slovenia has raised more than £300,000 for The Felix Project.

The Felix Project, at the heart of the Standard's Food For London campiagn, recycles food from more than 100 wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers that would have ended up in landfill, and ensures it goes to the most needy.

Fifty people from around the world finished the 500 kilometres from Innsbruck to Ljubljana. The ride, set up by the Quintessentially Foundation, included the summit of Austria's highest peak - and cyclists battled sub-zero temperatures and searing heat.

Among the participants were Sky Sports commentator Bill Leslie and QF founder Ben Elliot who personally raised £138,000.

Republished with kind permission of the Evening Standard.


Archive

News Feed for "Britain's most dynamic new charity"

Volunteers' Week Sayings

Thinking about volunteering?

Read what our volunteers would say to you!... See more

Meet Dana, Volunteer co-driver and walker

Volunteer Spotlight

Newbie Dana has completed four shifts in two weeks... See more

Love of food, people and the environment

Volunteer blog by Will

My motivation to volunteer and fund-raise... See more

With a little help from our friends...

Would you like to stay up to date with our news?