Gulf Oil will be the official platinum sponsor of this year’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ in aid of the British Asian Trust, which was founded in 2001 by the Prince of Wales with a group of prominent Asian business leaders.
The event will see over 30 participants taking on a unique 420km / 250 miles cycling challenge that visits some of some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, natural treasures and idyllic rural locations. The funds raised will help vulnerable people in South Asia whose lives have been devasted by COVID-19 and support their journey to recovery.
The event carries on from previous cycling events from the British Asian Trust, which has seen British cyclists travel through Sri Lanka, India, Tanzania and Cambodia over the years. This year’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ will see cyclists at home for the first time. Mr. Sanjay G Hinduja, Chairman at Gulf Oil International commented:
“Gulf Oil International is delighted to be a sponsor for this year’s Palaces on Wheels Bike Ride in support of the British Asian Trust. The Hinduja family, with its Hinduja Foundation, has supported the British Asian Trust over many years, not only with Rohit Chadha’s Most Exotic Challenges’ Bike Rides but we are also members of the charity’s Founders’ Circle, established in 2017, to celebrate its tenth anniversary.”
The cycling challenge will span across four-days from 9 June 2021. The team will be led by Mr. Rohit Chadha, a supporter of the British Asian Trust and founder of the event. He said:
“On behalf of all the riders, donors, sponsors, we are in the privileged position of making life-defining changes for those in real need, which truly is a humbling honour. Since 2016, with the incredible support and patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales, we have raised in excess of £1 million to date but the work is never done. This month we hope to add significantly to that total with our latest ride – Palaces on Wheels – in the UK for the first time”.
The itinerary will begin in the heart of the Cotswolds at Highgrove House, the residence of HRH The Prince of Wales, Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust, and will head through the spectacular Cotswold Area of Natural Beauty.
The route continues through Oxford towards Windsor Castle and on to London to Buckingham Palace. The next day begins with the famous Tower of London, heading north towards Cambridge, with the final day seeing the riders celebrate finishing the event at the iconic Sandringham House.
For additional information and to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/palaces-on-wheels
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