Posted by Rob Williams on 21st Apr 2017
On Thursday May 25th, 40 male & female amateur riders spanning four decades in age and representing 10 countries, will embark on the 5th Knights in White Lycra annual long-distance ride from Tokyo to Ichinoseki. They are aiming to hit their Y7 Million target to send 25 children in care to 3 years of winter camps with Mirai No Mori. It would be a first to have hit our target before we do our annual ride so please help us to get there with a donation! Any donation however small, would be great in significance to the disadvantaged children we support.
KIWl recently appeared in one of Tokyo's premier magazines for English-reading followers. Read what they had to say about KIWL here: http://metropolisjapan.com/knights-white-lycra/
Kozue recounts with a smile about how her own mother worked with learning disabled and autistic children. Growing up always hearing that “It was really tough, but very rewarding,” she knew she wanted to do something similar, with a tangible result for those around her.And after her sister came back from studying abroad, Kozue was envious of her ability [...]
Growing up in Connecticut, Sal realized early that a cycling could take him places that running and walking couldn’t. Although, Sal did not realize at the time, he later understood that cycling provided a sense of freedom and purpose.“For me growing up, a bicycle was a necessity” he says about his primary transportation method.Sal’s [...]
“I wasn’t a sports person until a few years ago …but then I did a couple of marathons, and started open-water swimming,” Midori says, adding that her entry into cycling was just the obvious next step in becoming a triathlete.Midori discovered the Knights in White Lycra through her employer’s Women’s Committee, after hearing a speech from KIWL Founder [...]
Building Sustainable Community InfrastructureFellow Knight Jo Wilkinson was working as the head of Operations for the Dell APJ Corporate Division when the Tohoku earthquake hit. Her first priority was getting to her children. Her and her husband arrived home around the same time to see their young children were OK. “It was the only time in my life I thought [...]
Rob Williams, founder of the Knights in White Lycra is heavily involved in community building projects in Japan. Rob hosts Brits at Lunch, a monthly gathering of Brits and their guests from all walks of life who meet to socialize, broaden their community, build connections, and to raise funds for charity. In mid-2012, Rob [...]
Despite the horrible weather, 70 stalwarts rode, ran and walked round the Palace on October 28th/29th to raise a fabulous 373,000 yen, which took us over the 10 million yen mark for 2016.