Cyclists pedal to combat poverty

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 July 2013

Mieke Evans from Tower Hamlets on CAFOD's Pedal Against Poverty charity bike ride.

Mieke Evans from Tower Hamlets on CAFOD's Pedal Against Poverty charity bike ride.


Fundraisers took to two wheels recently in the annual Pedal Against Poverty cycle ride.

Mieke Evans, from Tower Hamlets, and Andrew McClean and Kevin McCullough, both from Bethnal Green, joined more than 200 other cyclists for overseas development charity CAFOD’s charity ride.

The event, now in its seventh year, drew a record turnout and took the cyclists along the River Lea on either a 19-mile ride beginning in Ponders End, Enfield, or a shorter 10-mile route beginning in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire with everyone finishing in Broxbourne, Herts.

Mieke commented: “I wanted to do Pedal Against Poverty for CAFOD because they do great things. I wanted to get out and about in the area and meet new people. I’m hoping it’s my first Pedal Against Poverty of many.”

The ride was the latest in a long line of events organised by CAFOD and its supporters to raise money and awareness for those living in poverty around the world.

Last year’s ride raised a total of £7636, enough to teach more than 300 farmers in the developing world essential techniques for nurturing crops and livestock to support their families.

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