End the Cycle of Homelessness
Dave, Mahmood, Richard and Tom are members of Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club (RWCC). Starting on 27 June 2019, they are planning to cycle the full length of the River Rhine from its rising in Switzerland to its outfall into the sea at the Hook of Holland. This will involve a journey of some 930 miles through Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany, Austria, France and Holland over 14 days. The average age of the team is 63 with the oldest being 71 and they are doing this ride to raise funds to help support homeless people in Rotherham.
There will be no support or back-up and everything they need will be carried on their bikes. All money raised will go to Shiloh Rotherham. Shiloh means “a place of refuge” and this unique charity provides a wide range of services for those who find themselves homeless. If you want to know more about Shiloh Rotherham then please go to their website www.shilohrotherham.org.uk.
Judy Dalton, Chair of Trustees said “This is a magnificent effort from this cycling team, who have been training hard and we wish them well in their endeavour. The money raised will be used to support those people who find themselves homeless and in need of services from Shiloh, so please give generously to this worthwhile cause and gift aid your donation if you are able”.
Tom Knight is a member of the cycling team and a trustee of Shiloh, he said, “Once you’ve been homeless, it can be hard for some people to make the move towards independent living. Many folk need a lot of support otherwise they become homeless again. Shiloh is breaking that cycle by offering life changing help in the form of advice, training, mentoring and practical assistance. We’re doing what we can to raise awareness of their work and we hope that people will get behind us and pledge their support to our fundraising page.”
If you want to know more about the ride and the route, you will be able to follow the progress of the ride on Facebook on the RWCC page.
Pledge your support here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rotherham-wheelers-cycling-club1