Traidcraft MD competes for Great Britain

April 20, 2015

Our managing director is heading off to Spain this weekend - to compete for Great Britain!

This Sunday, 26th April, Andy will compete in the ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships, which take place in Alcobendas, just outside Madrid, Spain. He is representing GB in the 45-49 age category. A sprint duathlon consists of a 5km run followed by a 20km bike ride and finishes with a 2.5km run.

Andy Biggs at Angel of the North

Andy is sponsored by Traidcraft’s newest addition to the Geobar family of Fairtrade snack bars – Geobar Trail bars.

Geobar Trail Cocoa Crunch is a raw fruit and oat wholefood energy bar made with Fairtrade dates, raisins and cocoa – with added protein from soya crispies. 

Geobar Trail Banana & Walnut is a raw fruit, nut and oat bar and is also crammed with Fairtrade dates and raisins, as well as delicious Fairtrade bananas, crunchy walnuts and protein-packed soya crispies.

Geobar Trail Cocoa CrunchGeobar Trail Banana & Walnut


Andy says: "I’m so excited to represent Great Britain as an age-group duathlete – and I’ll be proud to wear the Geobar logo on my chest! I’ve been consuming Geobars for some time and the new Geobar Trail bars have been an excellent source of healthy nutrition for energy and recovery during my training.   Plus I know that they have a positive impact for the ingredient producers as well as helping Traidcraft in its wider work to fight poverty through trade."

Jenny File, Product Marketing Manager at Traidcraft, says: "Geobar Trail bars are an ideal snack for sporty people.  Each bar contains oats for slow-release energy, as well as natural fruit sugars, which give you a boost.  They’re also packed with soya crispies, which are a good source of protein – great for muscle repair post-exercise. And not only are they good for you, but they’re great for the smallholder farmers and growers across the developing world who benefit from fair trade. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re helping to change the world, one bite at a time."

Good luck Andy!