March 2018 update

Training is going well – the snow and ice made it difficult for a couple of weeks, but things are now back on track and Dad is aiming to do at least 100 miles per week.  He’s also been on the hunt for new hills – and found one near Bungay much to his delight – it is hard to prepare for the hills of Devon and Cornwall when riding in Suffolk!

He is also the proud owner of a new bike!  It has an aluminium frame, and particularly sturdy wheels and tyres – which should all help.

Bike photo Peter J Langford

We will start being more active on fundraising and the blog after Easter.  In the meantime, the three charities dad is raising money for are:

Friends of St Michael’s Church, Beccles.  This is to help with the restoration of the very fine late medieval South Porch of the Church.  Details from:- faith@darch.plus.com

Ringsfield Hall Trust. For Solar Panels, and potentially other energy efficient cost-saving technologies.  Ringsfield Hall Trust was started by Peter and his wife Sally in 1972 to provide a residential country centre for Church and School groups, especially for children from inner city areas.  It has a special emphasis on environmental education.  Details from:- info@ringsfield-hall.co.uk

Médecins Sans Frontières  (Doctors without Borders).  This excellent charity provides doctors to work in places of war and conflict. Peter’s daughter is dealing with the administration of the appeal on behalf of the charity.  Details from:- maggi@mosaic-consulting.co.uk

HOWEVER –  PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY UNTIL THE RIDE IS COMPLETED – HE WANTS EVERY MILE TO COUNT!

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