Supplier Pidy UK is looking for amateur cyclists to take part in its 2016’s Ride 4 Hope, a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride, which will raise around £30,000 for a homeless charity.The 40-strong team will ride from Pidy UK’s base in Northampton through the Netherlands to Ypres in Belgium in the four-day event, which takes place from 8-12 September.It is hoped that ‘Ride 4 Hope 2016’, the third annual Ride 4 Hope, will raise £25,000-£30,000 for the Hope Centre charity, a Northampton-based charity, working to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in the city.Robert Whittle, general manager of Pidy UK, said: “We are looking for a team of around 40 cyclists to join us. Split into two teams based on ability, cyclists will sample some of Europe’s most historic sites, take on a highly rewarding challenge and raise money for a truly exceptional cause.”Ride 4 Hope 2016 is also supported by courier company Action Express, which is providing a lorry and driver to accompany the trip, carrying riders’ clothes, food and spares as well as carting the bikes back following the trip.Riders are asked for a £300 contribution to accommodation and food during the trip and a pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship for the charity.
Creighton Cutts loves water. He started The Dolphin Project in the 1980s, worked with sperm whales and sea turtles in the 1990s, and has volunteered with various Riverkeepers for nearly two decades.Creighton is also a candle maker. As the founder of Bee Natural, he hand-carves and presses 100% natural beeswax into luminaries.Fire and water usually don’t mix. But Creighton found a way to combine his passion for protecting rivers with his day job.Creighton is traveling to every major river in the Southeast to shoot photos of his candles on the water. He donates the photos to the local Riverkeeper, and for every candle he sells from that watershed, he donates 25% of the profits to the local Riverkeeper.His floatoshoot tour will be headed to the Nantahala River and French Broad River on November 12-13. View images from previous floatoshoots and follow the floatoshoot tour here.