We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..?
04 October 2009
Lovely morning this morning. I keep telling folks, if you're going to come to Northern Ireland, come in September. Well, it's October, and the day took a wee while to warm up, but boy did we have a great day today! About 18C, sunshine, a bit breezy, but most of the leaves still on the trees, and hedges full of blackberries. Oh yeah!
So, a quick jaunt up to Woodburn (that sounds like nothing, but we are talking some serious hills here) - where IS everybody?! Usually the car park is full of bikers on a nice Sunday morning, ready to tackle the forest park, but not today. What's up? Swine flu? Ebola virus? Purple heebie-jeebies?
So stuff that - I headed up the hill to Straid, then off to Ballynure, Ballyclare, Ballylinney, Ballyearl, and then home. Sweet. How many Ballies is that? I could have piled in another couple - next time I'll get Ballyeaston, Ballyrobert and Ballypalady crammed in. In Jordan & Israel, I'll see how many Beits I can do.
Once I got home, I could have gone out and done it all again.
So, Jordan Valley, bring it on, baby!
[Anyone not yet sponsored me? Well, go and visit my sponsorship page!]
Posted by Shane at 20:20