His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has kick started this year’s ‘Palaces on Wheels’ cycling event, a fundraising initiative by the British Asian Trust.
Rajasthan Royals’ lead owner and the British Asian Trust chairman, Manoj Badale is also part of this unique cycling event called to raise funds for Covid relief across South Asia. The event sees over 30 cyclists out of Highgrove endure a unique 420km / 250 mile route that will see them visit some of the UK’s most iconic Royal Households and Palaces over four days of cycling that started this Thursday.
The aim of the event was largely to raise funds for Covid related initiatives led by Manoj Badale chaired the British Asian Trust and their work in South Asia, aimed towards helping out millions of people who’ve suffered from the effects of the pandemic.
Manoj, who has led on several initiatives in the region through the British Asian Trust has also worked extensively through his team, Rajasthan Royals and has played a key role in working towards a lot of socio-economic issues in the state. Earlier in the month of April, Rajasthan Royals had also announced a contribution of INR 7.5 Crores (over $1mn) towards Covid Relief to help with immediate support to people in India impacted by the surge of Covid-19 virus.
Speaking at the event was Manoj Badale, lead owner of Rajasthan Royals and Chairman of the British Asian Trust, “We’ve all got our responsibility to do our bit for the people of South Asia that are suffering at the hands of a devastating pandemic, especially the ones that are disadvantaged. It’s an initiative that is looking pan-region and to harness complete effort towards regenerating a certain section of the population that needs help on various fronts. Obviously, I have a special connection in the region through Rajasthan Royals and it’s really special to be able to have a medium and a framework in sport via which we can facilitate an initiative to have a greater reach.”
By Tapas Bhattacharya