British Asian Trust Ambassadors Sonali Shah and Manish Bhasin showcased the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of BBC’s presentation team.
The Trust’s newest Ambassador, Sonali also co-presents ‘British Olympic Dreams’. During her time at the BBC, Sonali has covered the Commonwealth Games, the Cricket World Cup, the Boat Race, the London Marathon, the Epsom Derby, the Royal Wedding and Wimbledon. All this was on top of her day job – the BAFTA award-winning ‘Newsround’ which she presented for five years.
The grueling journey began 9 June in a torrential downpour so wet and cold that the cyclists riding on behalf of The British Asian Trust and two other charities couldn’t see the road ahead and lost all feeling in their fingers.
By the time they finished – 250 miles and three days later, the sun was shining and their colleagues at AG Barr in Cumbernauld, Scotland were out in force to congratulate them.