As many of you will be aware, particularly those in the charity sector or living in South-West London, or both, this weekend bicycles will take over the capital city in a festival of all things two-wheeled ; the largest of its kind in the world.
The weekend’s centre-piece is the 100 mile mass-participation bike ride around the Surrey hills – similar to the route of the London Olympic road race. Amongst the 26,000 riders who have signed up in an over-subscribed ballot are Liz and Al Sim, who have kindly and bravely taken on the challenge to ride the whole route -Box and Leith Hill included – for the Mali Development Group (MDG).
Now, there a plenty of causes out there, but please spare a thought and perhaps a few pounds for Liz and Al who are much more at home on the tennis court on in a sailing boat than in the saddle of a bicycle. They could certainly do with your support!
Click the link and follow the instructions to make a donation: http://maligiving.com/sims We are very grateful for your support.
MDG supports Malian partner organisations Jeunesse et Developpement and Pensions a Demain. Between them their work support community development, healthcare accessibility, and the employment and artistic skills of street children, as well as many long-term impact livelihood projects like irrigation dams and mills.
For more information about the kind of thing your kind donations will support please visit the MDG website: http://malidg.org.uk
Thank you, and good luck Liz and Al! May the wind be forever on your tail.