Ian Duckham

Tasmania Bike for Bibles 2022

My Activity Tracking

1,477
kms

My target 5000 kms

August Riding Stats

Total Distance    780.5 km
Average speed  20.01 kph
Total climbing    9,077 km

July Riding stats

826 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!

Ian

My Achievements

50% to goal

Thanked a Sponsor

Goal Reached

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104

Richard And Elizabeth

$50

Colin & Elaine Sparks

$312

Frank Davey

Ride hard bro, you're my inspiration!

$26

Anonymous

$52

Dave

Ian, you truly are an inspiration with the amount of time on the bike that you do! Amazing! God speed.

$208

Anon

$400

Rynhard Kok

All the best Ian. Sounds amazing. I’ll have to join you on a few training rides, but first need to get fit again.

$31.20

Brian Mckittrick

Go Ian - you're a legend!

$78

Ron Pendal

$104

B W Duckham & Co

$100

Angela Dunlop

Cousin Ian, your ambition is truly inspirational. And what a fabulous cause! Good luck from us in lock-down on the east coast.

$100

Doug & Beryl Thompson

$100

Anonymous

Well done Ian for volunteering again. I hope you have a safe refreshing time in Tasmania. Good to catch up with you today. Blessings, Aidan

$41.60

Louise Russell

Ian, you are a superstar. Louise Russell (Dunlop)

$104

Cam Dunlop

Such an inspiring undertaking Ian and we have no doubt you will get to the end with flying colors - it's not about the time, just getting to the finish line! Great luck to you

$100

Cora

$104

Ian Dyer

Very challenging terrain, it’s either up or down. Lol. All the best

$52

Anonymous

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