Pump up those tires, check the brakes and don a helmet. The Tour de Bund Charity Cycle Ride is back for the fourth consecutive year. Hosted by The Peninsula Shanghai, the popular family event is set for September 20, promoting physical fitness and pollution-free travel while also raising money for the Raleigh China charity.
The Tour de Bund brings together club cyclists, leisure riders and hotel guests to participate in a picturesque journey along the Huangpu River. More than 100,000 yuan (US$16,305) has been raised for charity and over 1,000 riders have participated in the past three years. The Peninsula aims to raise more than 300,000 yuan for charitable causes this year.
The Tour de Bund will start at the iconic Nanpu Bridge. Professional and club cyclists will begin their 50 km ride first, followed by leisure riders and media, who will undertake a 30km trip. All participants will cycle along the waterfront in Pudong before crossing the Huangpu and arriving at the refreshment point around 10am. The Tour will continue after a 20-minute rest, with riders following a path along the Bund to the finishing point at The Peninsula Shanghai.
The after-race lunch party at The Peninsula Shanghai will enable family members, sponsors, spectators and partners who did not participate in the ride to experience the ‘peloton’ spirit of the Tour de Bund. After refreshments on the terrace of Palace Suite, the official Tour de Bund awards presentation will begin at noon, followed by a lucky prize draw.
“The Tour de Bund Charity Cycle Ride is a hugely enjoyable event for hotel guests, city residents and visitors to Shanghai. Both club and leisure cyclists enjoy a Saturday morning ride along the beautiful Huangpu riverside to highlight the importance of healthy living and pedal-power travel. At the same time, the Tour participants raise funds to support local charities,” said Mr. Joseph W.Y. Chong, general manager and managing director of The Peninsula Shanghai Complex.
Shangahi Daily is the official English-language media partner of the Tour de Bund.
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