The 2017 cycle sportive is raising funds for the work done in Bluefields Nicaragua by The Peace and Hope Trust. The people of this very poor town in the poorest country in central America need all the help they can get. The Peace and Hope Trust do a great deal of work building schools, clinics and laundry houses. They also set up and aid local projects to train unemployed people, feed children who would otherwise be malnourished and help protect vulnerable young people from exploitation. Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and the trust does all it can to get the poorest children into education in schools fit for purpose. They send out several containers each year full of donated equipment and materials for schools, clinics and hospitals in Bluefields.
After the success of last years event we are hoping for an even greater turnout for this annual bike ride. The 25, 40 and 65 mile rides will be fully way-marked with free refreshments on the 40 and 65 mile routes. There will be bacon butties to get you going and a bar and barbecue on your return. The start and finish is Dursley Rugby Club in Stinchcombe and the new routes will take you through some of Gloucestershire’s most peaceful lanes. There are a couple of challenging hills on the 65 mile run but the 40 miler is relatively flat. It’s just a £20 donation to enter but if you can raise a little more with sponsorship that would be even better.
Click here to download an entry form.
Organiser: Ronald Swanwick