My Activity Tracking
My target 5000 kms
November Training Stats
September riding statsTotal Distance 895 km
August Riding StatsTotal Distance 780.5 km
July Riding stats826 km in 42 hours total of 8667 m climbing
Travel confirmed!Tickets for Perth Hobart return purchased 3 August.
I'm raising funds for the Bible Society and I'd love your support.
I'm fundraising for the Bible Society by challenging myself to ride 1,600 kms over 15 days across Tasmania. The funds I raise will support Bible Society's tax-deductible project in Cambodia to provide reading and writing materials for literacy classes this year. Eighteen years ago I completed an Adelaide to Hobart ride for the Bible Society that traversed much of the route we will cover and am well aware of the significant challenge it poses. Nonetheless, having maintained cycling fitness, if not speed, I am confident that with a good training program, I can complete the course. What’s more, I am highly motivated by the wonderful cause we will be riding for and will be doing my utmost to ensure my sponsors get a good return on their investment.
Read on to learn more about it….Illiteracy exposes Cambodian people to shame and exploitation and keeps people in poverty. Many of the youth and adult populations of rural Cambodia have not had the opportunity to receive a quality education due to the nation’s history of devastating war and genocide. Teachers are paid very low salaries, particularly in rural areas, where many only teach their students for two hours a day so they can earn additional income elsewhere.
The Learning through Listening literacy program was launched in Cambodia, partnering with local churches, to teach people how to read, by reading the Bible. Each year the program aims to provide literacy skills to a total of 5000- 6000 students, empowering illiterate people, so that they can read the Scriptures for their own personal growth and contribute more effectively to their communities.
This project has been running in Cambodia for over ten years, and in that time, it is estimated that approximately 46,000 previously illiterate people have learned to read.
Will you help us provide more literacy classes to Cambodia’s illiterate this year?
Thank you, I would value your support and encourage you to get behind this important cause!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Dedre Van Tonder
Richard And Elizabeth
Colin & Elaine Sparks
B W Duckham & Co
Doug & Beryl Thompson