Cycling to success

Bicycles old,new, begged, borrowed,  high spirits  and good humour  were in  plentiful  supply as  cyclists  and support  teams came under  starter’s  orders.   But not before  Joe  welcomed the  regular stalwarts and those making their first appearance, including visitors from the  ‘Going Global’ group who are  recently returned from witnessing the reality of life for children living  in the violence of the  favelas.

With five laps to complete,   personal bests to beat, and new records to set the experienced legs flew round in record time.  No less heroic were those less practised and new to marathon cycling who displayed great valour and determination on a  route not without its challenges.  The support teams came into their own supplying refreshments,  advice, copious amounts  of cheering and  encouragement.  We even had our very own Bradley Wiggins look alike, see if you can spot him below. 

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I was touched and moved by all the participants who cycled, supported and sponsored the event and created a wonderful atmosphere. The monies  we raise is vital funding for the children and their families living in the harsh conditions of the urban slums of Rio.        Joe Howson

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Thank you Margaret for giving us this description of Marathon. Looks like it was very fun and cheerful! I wish I could have participated!
    Once again you were fantastic! All of you!
    A big hug from all of us and thank you very much! Be assured that this generous act will be helping many children here!
    Beth e all the Tô Ligados!

  2. Further congratulations & thanks from Brazil -we can see that every penny raised will be greatly appreciated and well spent -we would have done our own cycle marathon here but not on these hills and besides Shelagh never learnt to ride a bike!

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