We are cycling again on Saturday 13th May 2023
The Waterberg Trust needs funds to continue employing a school nurse. Sister Grace enables children of the Waterberg to attend school regularly, helping to improve their life opportunities. She runs an Environmental Club and manages a number of small but effective projects from four school vegetable gardens and a recycling project to the distribution of food parcels for the needy. You can see recent photos here.
This year’s fundraising cycle ride will be local to Cambridge, offering something for everybody. The planned route takes in the cycle-paths of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire with an 80-mile, all tarmac, circular loop from Fen Ditton to Southill Park and back.
There is a 45-mile option that ends at lunchtime.
All bike types are encouraged: town, hybrid, road bike or electric – whatever you have.
We will meet 8.30am at the Orme family’s house Fen Ditton – close to Cambridge North Station for those coming by train. After tea/coffee/croissant/pumps we head down the cycleway via Hemingford Grey to St Ives, enjoying our first party-stop at Toseland. Refreshed, we follow the Great Ouse south via St Neots and Sir John Soane’s Moggerhanger Hall before reaching Southill Park for some Whitbread family hospitality and lunch at their beautiful home. This is where the 45-mile route ends, 4 miles from Biggleswade station.
Keener cyclists will head east, taking back lanes through the villages of South Cambridgeshire, pedalling via Grantchester, through the cycle lanes of historic Cambridge and along the River Cam, to finish back in Fen Ditton for a riders’ & supporters’ after party chez Orme. 🥂🎈🥳
Please let us know via the comments box below if you’d like to commit to the date and start training. Why not persuade your family and friends to come too, or organize a team?
We’re hoping to double TWT’s amazing fund-raising total of over £9,000 raised in 2022. Everyone should plan to raise or donate at least £100. For those on the 45-mile trip we can help with returning you and your bike back to Fen Ditton.
TWT has a Justgiving page for donations here and can accept cheques – details here