Bob's Big Ride Update
Description of Bob's ride
BOB’S EUROPEAN CYCLE HELPS TO END POLIO!
It’s quite a brave thing to do – to cycle across Europe – whether
for charity or not! Bob Mussellwhite of the Rotary Club of Fareham though is training hard for a Rhine and 8 Nations cycle ride. He’s not doing it for sporting reasons though, although he will doubtless have fun on the way, but to help the Rotary END POLIO NOW campaign. He’s not long returned from India where he helped immunize children against this dreadful disease which helped to motivate him, along with friend Andy Crowe, to literally go the extra mile and cycle this summer across Europe raising funds along the way. The Eurovelo Rhine Cycle Route runs along one of the longest rivers in Europe - from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea. This year is the 200th anniversary of the bicycle invented in 1817. To celebrate this anniversary many events
will take place along the Rhine, especially in BadenWuerttemberg, the birth place of the bicycle.
All the funds Bob can raise will go to support the End Polio Now campaign. It’s a mass immunisation project, started in 1988, which has reduced the cases of polio from over 1,000 per day 30 years ago to just 37 in 2016. There has to be a clear 2-year period without a case of polio to be sure the virus has been beaten so immunisation has to continue.
To help Bob raise the vital funds you can sponsor him by going to MyDonate.bt.com and searching for Bob Mussellwhite and every pound that he, and other Rotarians, raise will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
We will let you know how he gets on as the summer progresses but we hope you will consider supporting this worthwhile Rotary cause to End Polio Now!
The photo shows the start of the great bike ride by Bob Mussellwhite of the Rotary Club of Fareham.