Interunity Group launches charity endurance cycling event ahead of Posidonia 2024


IG Cycling’s THERMO2024 will see over 100 cyclists taking part in an endurance race to raise funds for important charities ahead of Posidonia shipping event.

Athens, Greece – Thursday, March 14: Interunity Group, a leading maritime services provider, has launched the first iteration of IG Cycling – THERMO2024, a new sporting challenge held across the Southern Pindos mountain range, Greece on June 1. The ride will raise important and much needed funds for its primary charity Elpida, as well as the Common Seas charity, ahead of the prestigious shipping event, Posidonia 2024.

More than 100 riders will take part in the challenging touring race over courses of 80km or 160km, reaching summits of around 1400 meters, and with over 4,000 metres of climbing on the full route. The race will start and end in the village of Thermo, three hours from Athens.

The event was created in order to raise funds for two charities close to the hearts of the Interunity Group team: Elpida and Common Seas. The event’s primary charity, The Elpida Association of friends of children with cancer, was founded in 1990 by a group of dynamic women to develop a framework of treatment and support for children suffering with cancer, as well as their families.

Common Seas works with partners across government, business and civil society to develop and deliver solutions that tackle the plastic pollution and improve ocean sustainability.

Dimitris Nikolakis, of Interunity Group, a founder of IG Cycling, helped turn the race from an idea into a reality. He commented:

We have high expectations that THERMO2024 will be a great event. It’s certainly not for the faint hearted, but it’s all about pushing boundaries and building dreams. As well as experiencing the amazing beauty of the Southern Pindos mountains, we want to bring friends from the global shipping community together to raise as much money and awareness as we can for two very important charities. We are very grateful to all our sponsors for supporting the event, which we hope will be the first of many.

IG Cycling – THERMO2024 current sponsors, include; SOKANA, Lexus, KPI OceanConnect, Marshall Islands Registry, Faros Marine Services, Navigator Towage and Agencies Worldwide, Fleetwork, M&F Chartering, Aspida Travel, AVRA, Semeli Estate, EZA, Φysio, Top Cycles, and Kassimatis Cycling.

IG Cycling – THERMO2024 is a cycling event set in the heart of Greece, organised by Interunity Group. It is a new platform for cycling enthusiasts and philanthropists, especially within the shipping community, to experience the thrill of racing in different formats and to raise funds for environmental, children and social charities.

IG Cycling and its team consist of individuals with large technical and organizational experience for similar events in Greece and abroad.  Its aim is to promote Greece, its countryside, its people and hospitality, and to provide the best of services to all participants with standards equal to similar touring races held all over Europe.

Interunity Group is a leading service provider to the maritime industry, comprising a family of companies.  This includes IMC, a ship management pioneer with a long tradition in specialised gas, chemical and product tankers, as well as container ships and MPP vessels; SOKANA, a global vessel commercial management company; and Burlington Asset Services (BAS), a specialist risk management service provider to major institutions in the maritime space.



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