THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL JOIN CYCLISTS TO KICKSTART THE BRITISH ASIAN TRUST’S ‘PALACES ON WHEELS’ SPONSORED BIKE RIDE
Thursday 10th June 2021
The Prince of Wales, Royal Founding Patron, will join representatives of the British Asian Trust before they embark on the charity’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ cycling event.
At Highgrove, the starting point for the British Asian Trust’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ cycling event, The Prince of Wales will hear from cyclists about their previous fundraising activities. The pathway lined with Indian dhol drummers, The Prince will then join participants on bicycle for a short distance to kick-start the event.
The British Asian Trust’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ cycling event will cover 420km / 250 miles over the course of four days, stopping at a number of Royal Residences along the way. Beginning at Highgrove on Thursday, cyclists will travel through the Cotswolds towards Windsor Castle, onto London to Buckingham Palace, from the Tower of London to Cambridge with riders celebrating the end of the cycle at Sandringham on Sunday. Over the past 4 years, the group of cyclists have taken part in multiple fundraising rides, including in Sri Lanka, India, Tanzania and Cambodia. Follow the ‘Palaces on Wheels’ ride on Instagram @palacesonwheels2021 and Twitter @theBATPoW.
The Prince of Wales founded the British Asian Trust in 2007, alongside a group of pre-eminent British Asian business leaders. The charity works to reduce poverty and disadvantage for communities in South Asia. This includes work in areas of anti-trafficking, education, livelihoods, mental health and conservation.
At The Prince’s request in April 2021, the Trust launched the Oxygen for India Emergency Appeal to raise funds for oxygen concentrators, which will be rapidly deployed to the hospitals and Covid-19 patients in India who need it most. His Royal Highness shared an official message to announce the appeal.
Find out more about the British Asian Trust: https://www.britishasiantrust.org/