About Us

Bikes Against Bombs is a series of charity bike rides created by Wholesale and Convenience sector professionals, for the industry. Co-founded in 2015 by Neil Turton (NED at Alliance Channel Islands), Tom Fender (Development Director – TWC) and Raj Krishan (Sales Director – Ty Nant Water).

In the last ten years, over 100 UK wholesale, convenience, FMCG and service-provider execs have cycled across Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, the UK and Bosnia-Herzegovina and have raised over £1.2 million for MAG (Mines Advisory Group)  – the Manchester based charity, awarded Co-Laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its role in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

The latest venture saw 43 people cycling over 450 hot and humid kilometres across central Vietnam including taking on the Hai Van Pass. The team smashed their target of £250,00 to raise over £320,000 including sponsorship and Gift Aid contributions. This is  absolutely extraordinary, and was a major achievement for the team, for MAG, and for the sector.

And they aren’t stopping there….

The team are going to keep going, with the 10th anniversary ride being launched soon for 2025. The team are determined to build on the incredible success of these events so far and continue to make the world a safer place.

We want even more laughs, tears, cramps, aches, amazing scenery, songs, a few hills, heat, dust and everything else which makes a Bikes Against Bombs challenge what it is.

The team have seen first-hand the instant impact that MAG’s work has and want to keep raising vital funds and awareness for communities following wars and conflict, to allow MAG to continue to do their outstanding and life changing work.

By sponsoring the team, you are directly helping to save lives and build futures around the world. Thank you. 

Why we cycle for MAG

Every day across the world 15 people are killed or injured by a landmine or unexploded bomb. Tragically, half of civilian casualties are children.

We believe that everyone has a right to live in safety and free from fear. MAG teams work in over 30 countries around the world to remove unexploded landmines and bombs from land and destroy them, making it safe for communities to grow food crops; build homes, schools, health clinics and carry out other infrastructure projects; and access water sources.

Read more about MAG’s global work