We successfully completed our annual charity ride, 500kms over 4 days from Tokyo to Kanazawa via Karuizawa, Hakuba and Toyama.
The 38-strong peloton included men and women from 13 countries, ranging in age from 23 to 62, and all were the fortunate recipients of the Oakley range of glasses, KIWL’s prime sponsor in 2022. Riding in support of YouMeWe, our chosen charity dedicated to the digital education of children living in institutional care.
Apart from the elation of completing a challenging ride, the emotion of coming to the finishing line, greeted by the kids from a local care home waving flags of all the countries involved, was a memory we will always hold dear. Each rider received a certificate of appreciation from the children.
Since our ride in June 2022, we have also hosted our month-long cycling and running challenges in October and November. For our more sedate participants, we also hosted our ever-popular Xmas pub quiz night. All these events culminated in us raising Y16,870,000 for our chosen charity. A great year by any KIWL standards!