" End Polio Now" that's the aim of the Bexhill Cycle Team in this major fundraising event

There is still time to sponsor our team of 11 riders who have taken the tough way of linking our contact Clubs

Douai-Sud, France and Gouda, Netherlands.

Search  " Just Giving Polio Bexhill " to sponsor the riders to END POLIO NOW.

On Friday 26th May 11 Rotariansl set out from their twin club Douai Sud  in France to cycle the 200 miles to their other twin club at  Gouda in Holland. On the way they called at Oudenarde Belgium, which is twinned with Hastings Rotary Club, Breda Rotary Club and Papendrecht (whose school sends a team to the local Rotary public speaking competition each year). Much of their route took them along the course of the River Scheldt so was fairly level (so they hoped).

The purpose of the trip was not only to meet old friends and make new ones but, more important, to raise money for what is hopefully the final push in eliminating the scourge of polio worldwide. The older  amongst us can remember when this dreadful disease killed or left permanently disabled literally thousands of people every year. It is now only seen in small areas in Asia and Africa and close to being overcome at these sites.

All the money collected in sponsorship  will be multiplied by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and, with the end of this disease so close, it is vital that we raise resources to conquer it for good and all. The riders can be sponsored on line via www.justgiving.com

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