All of the team have had lifesaving organ transplants (7 kidneys, 4 livers, 1 heart and 1 bone marrow to be precise!) and are only racing and riding because of the bravery of selfless others who’ve had the foresight to join the organ donor register and tell their family and loved ones of their wishes.
The meeting will include the unveiling of the team’s new kit, produced by one of our supporters Pro Vision, and funded through generous donations from Therakos and number of individual and company sponsors who support the campaign to increase awareness of organ donation and transplantation. Similarly, Cycling Plus are helping us to raise awareness and we are pleased to be displaying their logo on our jerseys this year. All the team riders are self-funded so without this vital support we would not be able to take what will be the biggest ever GBTx Cycling Team to attend a World Games.
We’ll be on the track from around 11am if you’d like to come down and join us, we can tell you a few stories. Click here for directions.
Links for editors
19th World Transplant Games
World Transplant Games Federation
Follow us on Twitter at GBTxCyclists or Facebook at GB Transplant Cyclists or call or email team captain Rich Smith on 07799 767930 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.