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:: Nick Miles to Cycle Across Britain for Young People's Higher Education Dreams

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China's Provost and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Professor Nick Miles, will cycle from the most north-westerly point on the UK mainland, Cape Wrath, Scotland to Dover on the South-East coast of England to raise funds to help more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds progress into further and higher education.

With last year's John O'Groats to Land's End challenge still fresh in the memory, Professor Miles said: "Such great fun doing Nottingham Life Cycle last year and with a fantastic team. I was just struck by people's generosity the length and breadth of the country - wanting to support a good cause."

Last year Professor Miles was part of a team from The University of Nottingham with colleagues from our UK and Malaysia campuses that cycled 1,030 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End, between them raising £230,000 for research in palliative and end of life care.

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Nick Miles

This year The University of Nottingham's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, will lead the Life Cycle 2 team cycling around 1,100 miles.

The team aims to generate funds to raise aspirations among young people and ensure background does not limit the ambition of those with the ability to achieve academic excellence.

Looking forward to the Life Cycle 2, Professor Miles said: "I am cycling again this year for a really great reason –Nottingham Potential, as education makes a difference to people's lives. This is important the world over. Have also invested in all this cycling gear so I need to be putting it to good use!"

The Life Cycle 2 will begin on August 24. To sponsor Professor Nick Miles you can use Just Giving www.justgiving.com/NickMilesLC2 or go to the website www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/life/lifecycle/support.aspx

 

 

   

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