an update from chris and an encouragement to please sign up if you haven’t already. details below.
happy easter everyone
“Now that the hugely successful Street Child World Cup in Rio has happened (a huge thanks to all those who were involved / supported this) and the Bethlehem Marathon (which was also great), I am starting to get really excited Way of the Roses from Saturday 24th -Monday 26th May.
Full details of the ride can be found at www.amosroadclub.org. We have tried to bring the costs down as low as possible, £130 per person (including accommodation, food and transfer) and please do extend this invitation to new people and people of all ages as we are keen to welcome new people to take part.
It would really help us if people are planning on riding if you could book up now so we can confirm the number of places and T shirt sizes at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/way-of-the-roses-amos-road-club-2014-ride-tickets-10573175653
While we will have a support van, we rely on all participants being responsible for themselves and to keep an eye out for others and as such it is an informal ride as opposed to the more formal advertised challenge rides.
For many of us this year’s ride will be in memory of a much missed friend Dan Rowland, who lost his battle with depression late last year. We will remember him in the ways he would have loved best, laughing together, catching up on each other lives, testing the local beers and by taking numerous unplanned detours.
It is not a requirement of the ride to raise money, as so many involved have done so much with Amos, but in memory of Dan we will be encouraging people to either raise money or make a donation that will be split between the Mental Heath Foundation ( many congratulations to Kate Braybrook on her marathon run for them) and our work with traumatised young people in Gaza. If however you wish to raise money for a particular partner project or area of our work then that is also fine. “