Bristol charity defeat TV Eggheads to scoop £26,000 prize

A team of volunteers, trustees and staff from Bristol-based charity Life Cycle UK appearing on the BBC2 Quiz show Eggheads this week claimed a stunning victory which has left the charity £26,000 better off.

The popular BBC quiz show offers each team taking on the Eggheads – a resident team of 5 professional quiz champions – prize money of £1000, however as the previous 25 challenging teams had failed to post a win, the Life Cycle team were able claim a substantial reward for their victory.
The team, appearing under the name ‘Two and a Half Tandems’, knocked out two Eggheads during individual head-to-heads, before sealing victory in the team round. Although competing as individuals, each of the team members decided to donate their share of the prize money to the charity – meaning that the entire prize pot will go to a fantastic cause.

Team captain Ed Norton commented: “We only applied to go on the show as a way of promoting Life Cycle’s work, which includes Two’s Company, a service offering blind and visually impaired individuals’ joyful, liberating days out cycling on tandems for free and Bike Minded, a project which supports those recovering from mental health issues to get out, take healthy exercise and meet new people. It was a complete surprise when we actually won the prize – we were all stunned!”

Poppy Brett, Director said:
“This is really fantastic news for Life Cycle. Every year we struggle to raise enough funds to deliver our work helping vulnerable people to benefit from cycling. This funding will ensure we can continue supporting isolated, marginalised and disabled people to enhance their lives through cycling”

The episode is available to watch again on BBC iPlayer. More information about Life Cycle UK, including their latest volunteering opportunities, can be found on their website:

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