The Malta Independent 21 July 2018, Saturday

Express Trailers to support Alive2018 Cycling Charity

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:04 Last update: about 8 days ago

Express Trailers employee to join the 30-strong group of cyclists

Express Trailers will be supporting this year's ALIVE2018 Cycling Challenge for Cancer by providing all the logistics and transport of the cycling equipment from Malta to Austria. Besides this logistical support, Express Trailers is also supporting one of its employees who is currently training to take part in this gruelling 1200km challenge.

Amanda Bellizzi in fact has been training since March of this year for this epic Transalp cycling challenge due to start on the 19th of July. Together with the rest of the group, she will be cycling approximately 170km every day for seven days, from Vienna to Salzburg, through the Brenner Pass, along Lake Garda to Milan. The group is expected to reach its destination on the 28th of July.

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"This is my second time taking part in this challenge since I also did it last year and I can say it was an amazing and unforgettable experience," said Amanda Bellizzi. "This is why I decided to take up the challenge again this year because I find it inspiring that I get to practice a sport which I love and raise important funds for a noble cause."

All athletes are following a demanding training program given that the challenge requires dedication and commitment. The whole group meets every Sunday for group training but all participants are expected to clock their own training hours during the week.

"I feel very proud of the fact that our company Express Trailers not only encourages me to participate but is also making a donation to this cause and is supporting all the team through the logistics involved given that Express Trailers enjoys business connections and affects regular deliveries between Malta and Austria," added Amanda.

An avid cyclist, Franco Azzopardi, chairman and CEO of Express Trailers knows a thing or two about the challenges of long-distance cycling and commended Ms Bellizzi for her commitment and for dedicating her time an effort to such a noble cause.

"Cycling is a sport very close to my heart but the reason the company is supporting this challenge also stems from the fact that we are constantly advocating for safer roads for the more vulnerable road users such as cyclists. We are also very proud of our committed employee who has chosen to dedicate her time and effort to this noble cause. The least thing we can do is making sure that our logistical support contributes to a successful adventure," said Franco Azzopardi.

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