Met up with CORD on Friday and have finished setting up Justgiving web page ready for its launch next week. Also wrote this article for the Kineton village magazine…..
Don't Stop 'till Orkney – charity cycle ride
Little Kineton resident Richard Young is heading off on his cycle to pedal from Lands' End to John O'Groats in April. He plans to clock up over 1,200 miles on his journey raising money for two Leamington based charities. Richard is raising money for NOTDEC which supports the work at an orphanage in Uganda and CORD which works with people affected by violent conflict in developing countries.
"I decided to cycle solo and unsupported staying at Youth Hostels mainly because I don't want to slow anyone else down, and also because I want to explore some of Britain's other extremities. I'll try and get to the The Lizard (S), Ardnamurchan Point (W), Cape Wrath (NW), Dunnet Head (N), Duncansby Head (NE) and Cape Cornwall (Britain's other Cape) whilst I'm out there."
You can follow Richard's daily progress from now until he returns and you can also donate to these charities through his blog www.dontstoptillorkney.blogspot.com or through Jane Hill at St Peter's Church who has a sponsor form.