A shorter than usual article this week because I’m off.
When I say off, I should caveat that by saying I’ll actually be on my bike.
I’m taking part in LeJog. A Land’s End to John O’Groats bicycle ride to raise money for a great charity.
I’m saddling up to take cycle the length of England to Scotland on behalf of World Bicycle Relief.
The charity provides bicycles in poor parts of the world to give people a chance to benefit from employment, education and other opportunities that having two wheels gives them access to.
I’ve been training hard since the turn of the year and have always been a keen cyclist.
I wasn’t initially going to raise funds for a charity until I came across the incredible, life-changing work that World Bicycle Relief do.
I was inspired by the story of a teenage girl in Kenya who can now get to school reliably as she has a bike provided by WBR and can save the 10-mile+ walk each way along treacherous roads. Her future and her family’s are enriched because she can now gain a decent education.
These bikes are purpose-built and cost £120 each. I hope I can raise enough money to supply a few more young people with bikes.
I’m really excited about doing this and a little apprehensive. I’ll let you know how it goes on my return.
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Thanks for reading,
About Nick Neill - Head Shepherd of EweMove
Nick has a strong background in Customer Service, Sales, Operations and Marketing, drawn from experiences mainly in financial services with high profile brands including First Direct - the first telephone bank in the UK which launched in 1989. Learn more here.