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CEDIA Gears Up for Charity Cycle


CEDIA is preparing to host its second charity cycle ride on Saturday 7th September, raising money for mental health charity, Mind.

“Following our successful cycling sportive in 2017, we wanted to repeat this charitable event,” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “Mental health is such an important issue. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week*. As a community, we have seen first-hand the unfortunate affects of mental health, so we want to raise awareness within our industry, as well as directly helping those who are affected. We’re hoping to see our members donning their cycling gear once again and joining us for what is set to be another fantastic and fun event.”

The cycle ride will begin at AWE HQ in Epsom with two route options — an advanced 60-mile ride for more experienced cyclists, and an intermediate 30-mile ride. Participants and supporters will be able to celebrate together at the end and share their tales from the day.

CEDIA is designing a commemorative cycling shirt for the event and giving companies the opportunity to show their support by sponsoring these. Priced at £250, each brand’s logo will appear on the back of shirt. To take part in the cycling, attendees will be charged £50, which will include a free commemorative shirt. All money raised from participants will be donated to the charity. For those who would like to get involved with the charity, but are unable to attend the event, CEDIA has set up a JustGiving page for donations to Mind.

Please visit the page to donate here.   

Founded in 1946, Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding, with a network of around 130 local Minds across England and Wales that offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities they support. Visit the Mind website for more information.

To sign up for the event, visit the registration page here.

For those who are interested in becoming a sponsor or require further information, please contact Amy Bates on adbates@cedia.org.