"Cycling One Legged Around the USA for Street Kids in Venezuela"

    Cycle Challenge USA 2008/Bici Sin Rodilla 2008

    HOUSTON, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - On 1st March 2008, Veninos - Venezuelan Children
In Need trustee and co-founder, Lisa Tylee MBE(*), faces the challenge of her
lifetime when she undertakes a cycle challenge of approx. 9000 miles around
the USA. Lisa is raising funds for community education projects supported by
Veninos, and increasing awareness of the charity's work to improve life for
urban street and shantytown children in Venezuela.
    This challenge is particularly impressive as Lisa will be cycling with
only one leg, as she was born without a knee in her left leg.
    Veninos - Venezuelan Children In Need is a registered not-for-profit,
tax-exempt, organisation in the USA.
    Lisa starts Cycle Challenge USA 2008/Bici Sin Rodilla from Houston, Texas
and should complete in just over 7 1/2 months. She will spend at least 171
days on her bike, cycling daily an average of 50 miles and going through 24
states plus Washington DC.

    The journey includes:

    Houston - Miami - Washington DC - Baltimore - Philadelphia - New York
City - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - (Cincinnati) - Chicago - Denver - Salt Lake
City - San Francisco - Los Angeles - San Diego - Las Vegas - Oklahoma City -
(Tulsa) - Dallas - Austin - Houston

    Events will take place en route and Lisa will be available to speak to
the press, schools, corporate and community groups.

    Lisa can be sponsored by visiting:

    This has payment details to Veninos by credit or debit card. A tax
receipt will be provided where contact details are given.
    Alternatively checks in the name of Veninos can be sent to the charity
at: Suite 2633 14781 Memorial Drive, Houston. TX 77079

    Notes to Editors:
    (*)MBE - an honour awarded to Lisa by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for her
work with street and shanty town children in Venezuela.

For further information:

For further information: on Cycle Challenge USA 2008/Bici Sin Rodilla
2008 in English or Spanish email usa@veninos.org; or http://www.veninos.org;
1-888-5-VENINOS; For a detailed timetable or for information on how to get
involved email Jane Blake at usa@veninos.org or jane.blake@veninos.org; For
information on the charity's Ultimate Desert Cycle Challenge email
angella@vegastocanyon.co.uk or visit http://www.vegastocanyon.co.uk; For a
free information pack on this separate, but linked, event call

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