The Malta Independent 18 June 2019, Tuesday

Another extreme Foster Clark LifeCycle Challenge completed successfully

Friday, 12 October 2018, 16:51 Last update: about 9 months ago

The 27-strong team of cyclists and backup support team members of the 2018 Foster Clark LifeCycle Challenge returned to Malta safely today (Friday 12th October 2018). Considered as the biggest and toughest challenge in the series since its inception in 1999, this year’s challenge took the cyclists from Abu Dhabi to Salalah in Southern Oman.

Powered by Foster Clark who donated €25,000 for research on kidney defects at the University of Malta, and led by the cool-headed founder Alan Curry, the LifeCycle Challenge is held every year for the past 19 years in aid of renal patients.


A 10-day continuous ride, at times the route was longer than 200 km a day, the cyclists rode mostly on desert roads, across the mountainous region with many undulations and hills, and no doubt in scorching heat. Each day, they were quite exhausted but their courage, dedication and knowing they are helping a noble cause has kept them all focused to reach the finishing line.

“Finishing the biggest Challenge was a memorable day for us. We had some injuries along the route, five riders had to withdraw, while 16 riders completed the challenge,” said Alan Curry.“LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation will continue to work hard to generate further awareness of kidney failure and better care for renal patients and to sustain kidney research. We thank our title sponsor Foster Clark, our other sponsors, our cyclists and the backup team who worked so hard on this challenge. Our hearts go out to those patients suffering from renal disease and families.”

“We welcome back the heroes of Foster Clark LifeCycle Challenge,” said John Schembri, Foster Clark’s Head of Operations.  “The LifeCycle Challenge and Foster Clark share the same mindset and values. We couldn’t be prouder to support Alan Curry and his team in their noble cause for the second consecutive year.”

Donations can be made online on or can be sent via sms: 5061 7370 = €2.33; 5061 8920 = €6.99; 5061 9229 = €11.65; or via a call to 5160 2020 = €10, 5170 2005 = €15; and 5180 2006 = €25. Bank details are Swift code VALLMTMT, IBAN number MT 18 VALL 22013000000014814521017, Bank name Bank of Valletta, Account number 14814521017.

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