Cape Reinga to Bluff, 3000 kms, Riding for Reading.
My story revolves around cycling, and how a cancer diagnosis, 14 years ago, gave me the opportunity, once well again, to have a second chance at life. Now, as a cancer survivor, and mother of 7 grown up children, with many Ironman and Multisport achievements under my belt, I am privileged enough to have the opportunity to indulge a passion, (cycling) at the same time as benefit another passion, (ACE, a Tanzanian education project run by daughter Mary and myself since 2010).
I will be departing Cape Reinga, NZ, on January 11th, 2018, and riding the length of the country via the Tour Aotearoa Trail, finishing in Bluff 3000 kms later, taking hopefully around 24 days.
Every kilometer covered raises funds for the provision of extensive reading material to our programme in Arusha. Although we have many urgent needs including ongoing medical and dental requirements, one of the single biggest resources, missing in not only our programme, but also the schools we work with and their communities, is a lack of reading materials. This 3000 km cycle is specifically to raise money for the purchase of books of all kinds, so our students can have access through reading to a bigger world than what they currently experience.
Follow my journey here from Jan 11th on Spot tracker, and the ACE Facebook page.
Arusha Children’s Effort (ACE) is a non-profit charity dedicated to providing the opportunity and support for an education to impoverished and disadvantaged children in Arusha, Tanzania. ACE has been in operation since 2010, and is focused on achieving long term sustainable results for the students within the programme, through the provision of education initiatives. Visit our FB page https://www.facebook.com/arushachildrenseffort/
while we rebuild our website.
Dollars raised will purchase textbooks, general fiction books, educational books, and stationery for our 67 students, and the schools they attend.