Cycling for Tijola’a Book Bank

FORMAL PRESENTATION: Announcing the Fifth Cycling Challenge for the Tijola Book Bank Photo credit: Junta de Andalucia

MARIBEL SANCHEZ TORREGROSA, the Junta’s Almeria delegate, recently announced the fifth Reto Ciclista challenge for the Tijola Book Bank.

The delegate stressed the Banco de Libros’ important role in developing activities to promote reading and educational opportunities for disadvantaged and underprivileged children.

Speaking beforehand on behalf of the Banco de Libros, Antonio Fernandez Gallardo gave details of this year’s Challenge beginning on August 31 and scheduled to finish on September 3.

“The Challenge sets out from Tijola and finishes in Cape Finisterre with the target of completing the route in less than 85 hours,” Fernandez Gallardo explained.

“As this is more than 1,200 kilometres, the two participants will need to cover more than 300 kilometres each day,” he pointed out.

This is the test facing keen cyclists Jose Ramon Marin and Jose Manuel Requena, who both support the Banco de Libros and regularly collaborate with the association on Cycling Challenges in different parts of Spain.

The funds they raise this year will be used for a children’s park, a library and classroom at Torrecardenas hospital.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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