Spreading a little hap-pea-ness this spring, national food charity FoodCycle will launch its first-ever challenge event on 1st April.
Taking place across April, the FoodCycle 50 Challenge will see participants set a 30-day fitness target around the number 50 – from cycling 50 miles per week to a daily dose of 50 star jumps – to raise vital funds for vulnerable people across the country.
Keen to be the zest in a different cardio challenge? How fundraisers clock up their fifty is up to them. From stomping the pavement for 50 minutes every morning to mastering 50 yoga poses in a month, creativity is greatly ap-peach-iated. By taking part, participants will be getting active in April while helping FoodCycle provide nutritious meals and friendly conversation to local communities.
Bringing together FoodCycle’s far-reaching network of volunteers, supporters and corporate partners, FoodCycle 50 aims to get people off their sofas and turn that lockdown frowns into banana-shaped smiles. Hoping to lift those mental health levels higher, the charity is encouraging people to up the fun-levels further by taking part dressed as their favourite fruit and vegetable.
Baby might have carried a watermelon in the classic film Dirty Dancing, but how about completing a cycling challenge dressed as one? Fancy completing 50 sun salutations in a pineapple suit or embarking on a sponsored stroll dressed as a giant strawberry?
From sit-ups as string beans to a weekly burst of burpees by a group of beetroots, FoodCycle’s advice for a successful FoodCycle 50 Challenge is simple. Dig deep and lettuce celebrate the joy of moving while making a difference.
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FoodCycle CEO Mary McGrath MBE says: ”We are thrilled to be launching our first ever challenge event this year, just in time for the promise of spring and the cautious relaxing of lockdown restrictions. We hope FoodCycle 50 not only raises vital funds to help us continue to tackle food poverty and loneliness in communities across the country but brings a little light-hearted relief and uplifting activity after a challenging year.”
For more information on FoodCycle 50 or to sign up for the challenge visit www.foodcycle.org.uk/get-involved/foodcycle50/