At 7:30am on a sunny Saturday morning in September, 500 cyclists gathered on the iconic Nanpu Bridge for a popular annual event. The 2015 Tour de Bund saw hotel guests, city residents, company teams, media, club and professional cyclists – including Ding Yong, winner of the Chinese National Road and Track Cycling Championships – saddle up for a charity ride through the heart of Shanghai.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2015, this enjoyable event promotes the benefits of fitness and healthy living, increases awareness of pollution-free travel, and raises money for Raleigh China. This year, the Tour de Bund raised almost RMB 200,000 for charity. Since being founded in 2011, more than 1,500 participants have helped to raise a total of RMB 400,000. Raleigh China has used these funds to construct much-needed schools in rural areas of Guizhou province, China, and to build access roads and water storage facilities.