A Small Price to Pay

Posted by Martin Keat

It is only a few days now until our trio of supporters set out on the tough journey from Lands End to John O’Groats in The Race Against Time (TRAT) in support of our vital work in South Africa. We have been talking to Neil Wood about his experience of the ride and exactly why he thinks it is worth all the hard work. 

‘I first came across TRAT when I was researching my next cycling challenge, having ridden from London to Paris I wanted to see just what I could achieve and the fantastic organisation and the fact that the trip was achievable in 6 days convinced me to try TRAT. I really started my cycling in earnest with TRAT and that has led me into many great friendships along the way.’
This will be the third time Neil has completed TRAT for the Trust and he tells us that although he is not looking forward to the prospect of any rain along the way he is looking forward to renewing old friendships, the amazing camaraderie and Sarah’s cake!
‘I initially took part in TRAT because it was the quickest way to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats, but as I have learned more about the charity if our efforts help even in a small way a week of being a bit uncomfortable on a bike is a small price to pay when compared to the terrible adversity being faced by others.’
All of us here at the Bishop Simeon Trust are in awe of Neil and his fellow riders Mike and Howard. We’re so very grateful for their support and hope that you can show your support for them and us by sponsoring them via their giving page below. 

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A big part of our work here at the Bishop Simeon trust is committed to assuring that children and young adults in South Africa are able to challenge and conquer those obstacles in their lives that prevent them from accessing education and assuring that they can  make the most of the potential they possess to thrive and build a positive future.