The "Creepy Crawleys" Tour of Ulster

June 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When Tearfund Country Rep Emmanuel visited Northern Ireland from Rwanda, he spoke at Whitehouse Presbyterian Church, and listening in the congregation was local business man and keen cyclist Ronnie Crawley. He was so inspired by Emmanuel and the work Tearfund are doing to build peace and reconciliation, that he came up with the idea of bringing people together from different backgrounds, to raise funds, clock up some miles, and build new friendships in the process.
I am joining Ronnie and a group of approx 15 other cyclists to take part in the "Creepy Crawleys Tour of Ulster", cycling over 230 miles in 3 days starting on Thursday 31st July.  Money raised from this event will go towards promoting and improving peace, sustainability, community empowerment and development, and also HIV/AIDS care and education. Tearfund is also running a water and sanitation project in the Northern Province of Rwanda. 
Yesterday (Sunday 15th June) a few of us completed the 100km Bangor Coastal Challenge as part of our training for the tour...  Here we are pictured at the end of the event with the Rwanda National flag, despite injuries, crashes, wrong turns and buckled wheels!
Creepy Crawley Tour of UlsterCreepy Crawley Tour of UlsterPictured at the end of the Bangor Coastal Challenge
Having caught the cycling bug I would really like to make all the training with the blood (literally - it was me who had the accident!) sweat and tears worthwhile and raise some money for charities... any sponsorship you can give would be gratefully received. 
To donate £5 please text CCPC55 (then a space) £5 to 70070 or to donate more and find out more about the charity visit my Just Giving page and don't forget to Gift Aid your donation!
I am funding the accommodation and other expenses personally so ALL donations made will go directly to Tearfund
Many thanks in advance!
Paul Crawford Bangor Coastal Challenge 2014Paul Crawford Bangor Coastal Challenge 2014
Above: Battling a head wind and a wrecked knee during the Bangor Coastal Challenge yesterday - great day for it!


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