Robin Greenwood is getting on his bike to raise money for Cord! Robin will cycle an amazing 100 miles as part of this year’s RideLondon event. He told us about his training and motivation:
“I live in cycling-mad Cambridge, but I’ve never done an event before. Pre-pandemic my cycling was all about commuting and popping around town. Now I’m in training and regularly doing six to eight hours at a time on the same “trusty steed” that has plied the streets of London and Cambridge for 20 years. I’m looking forward to the traffic-free roads of RideLondon, but hoping it won’t be as windy as it has been these past few months. Other concerns are whether I can eat enough dates to sustain myself and if I’ll make the 8.5-hour time limit.
“My involvement with Cord began in 1993 when I and my wife Michele worked for Christian Outreach (Cord’s predecessor) in Mozambique. I’ve worked in humanitarian relief, human development and peace building ever since. So, I was honoured to have the chance to join Cord as a Trustee in 2021 and share some of my experience. Today, the work of partnering with local organisations and communities to build positive relationships as the foundation for peaceful and thriving societies is more important than ever.
“I know how crucial it is for organisations to have voluntary income to fund new and exciting initiatives, so it’s great to be raising vital income through this event. When I finish the epic ride I will celebrate with a large omelette, a long shower and a pair of compression socks”.
Could you get sponsored to do something amazing?
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply want to set yourself a new goal, challenge events are a great way to raise money for Cord’s vital peacebuilding work.