LifeCycle athletes during the cycling challenge on March 10. The LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation held an indoor cycling challenge on March 10, World Kidney Day, and is organising a walk event on Sunday, March 13, in Naxxar, which is open to the public.
Both events are aimed at raising awareness of the foundation’s LifeCycle and LifeWalk annual challenges, supported by NESCAFÉ Malta, which raise funds for kidney failure patients in Malta.
Some 15 participants rode an accumulated distance of approximately 600 kilometres on indoor bicycles on World Kidney Day, which is almost three times the distance between Sicily and Malta.
The challenge took place some months ahead of the foundation’s annual gruelling LifeCycle event scheduled for the end of the year in Argentina, where LifeCyclers will complete the almost 2,000-kilometre trip from Buenos Aires to Santiago (October 31 to November 14) to pool together donations for kidney disease patients.
The distance completed on World Kidney Day by each LifeCycler is 40 kilometres, which equates to the distance between the checkpoints of the NESCAFÉ LifeCycle Challenge 2022. In total, there will be five checkpoints with average daily distances between 160-200km over a period of 10 days. This year, the challenge is back on to chasing distances after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic.
However, despite the difficulties, the NESCAFÉ LifeWalk Challenge 2021 was held, in which some 32 participants took the herculean trial of walking more than 150 kilometres in only four days, trekking by the Hadrian’s Wall in the UK.
Honouring this new challenge, […]