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ADE’s annual Bridges For Music charity cycle goes Virtual for 2020


Today, Wednesday, 21st October, the Annual ADE Bridges for Music virtual charity cycle goes online.

The mammoth cycle will see some of the world’s top DJs, music executives, promoters, and other industry figures cycle on Tacx Neo2 Smart Trainers from some of the world’s most iconic music venues. These including Ministry of Sound (London), Watergate (Berlin), ADE (Amsterdam) and the Bridges Academy in Langa township (Cape Town) to participate in an 8-hour virtual relay.

This event is made possible by generous support from Pioneer DJ and the contributions from Beatport, Garmin and Taxc. 100% of proceeds will go to the cause. 

The venues and riders will be connected through the virtual cycling app Zwift to complete an 8-hour cycling relay (2PM to 10PM CEST  / 9 AM PDT onwards) via a unique stream that will be powered by Beatport. The event will raise funds for the Bridges for Music program to help provide quality education to youth in underserved communities in South Africa. Previous years’ events funded the construction and operations of the Bridges Academy, an incredible creative school in the township of Langa that has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran or Bonobo offering masterclasses to underprivileged children.

“The virtual sports technology available has helped us have a bit of hope in our fundraising endeavours in a time where, like most charities, we are struggling to continue with our work. We are very excited to see how this event plays out.” Valentino Barrioseta, CEO Bridges for Music 

Dance music fans who want to ride with their DJs from their own home can follow along via their Zwift account and a smart turbo trainer or via www.cycleformusic.com or through the Zwift App.

The live stream can be viewed on: https://www.twitch.tv/beatportofficial and beatport.com

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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