Christian Aid says ‘On yer bike’ to poverty

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A DEDICATED team of cyclists are embarking on an incredible 170 mile bike ride to say “on yer bike” to poverty.

The bike ride which follows the Way of the Roses cycle route forms part of the launch of Christian Aid week 2012 across the region which sees communities from all faiths and none joining together to raise money to end world poverty.

The brave seven cyclists who are embarking on this incredible journey are undaunted by this amazing coast to coast challenge which sees them cycling from Morecambe to Bridlington, and have even agreed to help Christian Aid supporters collect their infamous red donation envelopes along the way!

Becky Hurst, Northwest Christian Aid regional co-ordinator, is taking part in the challenge.

“I can’t wait to get back on my bike and be part of this epic journey! This year Christian Aid is highlighting how important the right tools are for people living in poverty - to enable them to work themselves out of poverty, such as having seeds and agricultural equipment, I am so glad I don’t have to complete the route on a child’s tricycle!” she said.

The cyclists will leave from Morecambe’s Stone Jetty promenade at 11am on May 14 and would love the residents of Morecambe to show their support and come join the fun!

Last year the North West collectively raised just under £1 million pounds during Christian Aid week through the hard work, determination and effort of their many supporters.

If you would like to sponsor the Christian Aid team, please visit their just giving web page at http://www.justgiving.com/wayoftherosesChristianAidWeek2012.