logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 25 October 2002.

HOLA – again
by Carrie Hedderwick

This is a follow up to my appeal in the May Burngreave Messenger for sponsorship for the Moncada Day Cycle Challenge around Cuba.

Muchas, muchas gracias to all supporters!

Financial backing, cycling advice, salsa instruction – I got all that I asked for and more. I am especially grateful for the tremendous enthusiasm of the group of local friends who organised the Ski Village Disco, the raffle and quiz. It was a really good, and funding- rich, night. The grand total raised was $1,456.40

The ride was around the western tobacco-growing end of the island, running down on the Carretera Central, the old market trading route. We turned north to the Vinales valley and on up to the Gulf of Mexico. The return section was a series of long, steep climbs and finally we visited the Children’s Hospital in Havana and handed over hundreds of asthma inhalers for use across the island.

Cyclists pictured in Cuba.