Consulting date October 2014
30 October 2014
The Resident Advisor #cycle2ADE cyclists arrived in Amsterdam after raising over £100,000 by cycling 400 miles across 4 countries!
 
We’re still accepting donations to support our vision of building a music school in South Africa’s Langa township. Support us here: https://ra.believe.in/event/ra-cycles-to-ade/.
 
We are so thankful to see support from more than 2,800 donors across the planet, including generous donations from the likes of Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Dixon, Sven Väth, Young Turks, NGE Bookings, Ben Turner, Patrick Walker, David Levy, Steve Hogan and the WME folks, Heidi, SAE, Richie Hawtin, Kerri Chandler, Steinberg, The Social, Lee Burridge, Nicolas Matar, Levon Vincent, Duccio Durante, and other anonymous supporters!
 
Thanks to Resident Advisor for taking a big step to make a difference by not only coming up with this great idea, but putting all their resources into it and covering all costs to enable 100% of donations to go to the cause. Many thanks also to our sponsors Pioneer, Native Instruments, Sonos, Fudge Cycles Store and Amsterdam Dance Event for contributing to make it happen! Finally, thanks to the 33 riders for their efforts, both in fundraising and and committing so much time ( 4 full days of cycling + all the training).
 
Check out last week’s Billboard feature on our work and the Resident Advisor #cycle2ADE campaign, and read the recaps from the four days on the road below.
 
Day 1 - London to Fokelstone:
 
Greeted by great weather, the riders kicked off the inaugural day of the Cycle to ADE campaign in cheery spirits. The group was full of good vibes and great energy as they set off on their four-day journey to Amsterdam. Group B was delayed 30 minutes aftr Giles Smith broke his bike. Luckily, the great Fudge cycling team swooped in to save the day with a spare bike. The cyclists also stopped for lunch at a lovely English pub with the sun shining overhead.
 
By the end of the day, the exuberance had unsurprisingly given way to weariness. Arriving in Fokelstone after a 130 km first stage, it was clear that distance and exertion was beginning to take its toll. Despite looming warnings of inclement weather, smiles could still be seen on all riders’ faces following their full day cycling debut.
 
Day 2 – Fokelstone to Brugge
 
The team set off from Fokelstone bright and early. After picking up Chris Liebing in Dunkirk and being joined by Harry Aigus (aka Midland), who showed off his considerable cycling skills, heavy rains soon challenged the team’s fortitude.
 
A crazy climb and downhill ride to Dover shrouded in darkness and rainfall resulted in the entire team arriving at the ferry soaked. After taking a rest before hopping the ferry, the team got lost and was ultimately forced to turn around, costing the riders an extra 30 km and puncturing a couple tires. However, the resilient cyclists rebounded to arrive in Brugge sopping wet, but no worse for wear, with 130 km clocked on the day.
 
Day 3 – Brugge to Hellevoetsluis
 
Our riders awoke in Brugge to stormy skies and braved strong Belgian winds to kick off Day 3 on the trail. The landscape was beautiful, though the weather was not. Punctured tires and weary legs provided the biggest challenges on the third day. However, the knowledge of the fundraising gains helped the riders power through to arrive in the Netherlands before nightfall.
 
Day 4 –Hellevoetsluis to Amsterdam
 
The riders arrived in Amsterdam as planned, just in time to kick off Amsterdam Dance Event! The team’s triumphant arrival was met by a full contingent of friends and industry contacts. The starving cyclists enjoyed a welcome lunch at the Traktor Cookery School organized by Native Instruments, where Heidi cooked a delicious lasagna dish that now lives in legend.
 
Over the course of the conference, the team reflected on what an amazing bonding experience the ride had been. The cyclists truly formed a family during those four days, assisting one another with punctured tires and sharing provisions along the road. Special thanks go out to Lisa, Amy, Rachel, Will, Eldon, James, and the entire Fudge team for making the cycle significantly easier and way more fun. Check out additional pictures from the culmination of Cycle to ADE here.
3 October 2014

Our Resident Advisor #cycle2ADE fundraising campaign has hit the home stretch. With Amsterdam Dance Event just two weeks away, we launched a new “Call to Action” video this week to demonstrate the importance of our goal of building a music school in South Africa.

Support our campaign by donating here: http://ra.believe.in/event/ra-cycles-to-ade/

This week, the campaign surpassed the halfway mark to our £100,000 goals, having £51,581 to date.

The top ten leading riders include Resident Advisor (£23,438), Shaun Roberts (£2,165), Chris Liebing (£1,824), Alex Slagter (£1,660), Bridges for Music (£1,389), Amy Van-Baaren (£1,291), Rob Star (£1,265), Harry Agius (£1,242), Matt Tolfrey (£1,188), and Andres Perez Franco (£1,180).

All funds donated to the Resident Advisor #cycle2ADE campaign will go directly to the Bridges For Music Langa Township Music School project. Resident Advisor is covering all the logistical costs associated with the cycle for every rider, ensuring that 100% of every donation raised will go directly towards building the school.