Mums ready for Indian odyssey

Two local mothers are undertaking ‘Ride India’, an epic challenge to cycle from Agra to Jaipur in India next March in aid of Railway Children (, a local charity formed 22 years ago to help homeless children on the streets of the UK, East Africa and India.

The recent Hollywood blockbuster ‘Lion’ highlighted the plight that many children suffer unbeknown to a lot of us prior to watching the true story of Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old boy who became lost on the streets of Calcutta.

Anna Chow and Jo Bigland’s journey will start in Delhi where they will visit one of the Railway Children Projects and spend the day meeting the children and seeing first-hand how their fundraising will transform lives.  The cycle challenge takes six days, cycling over 450km from Agra to Jaipur, some days cycling over 100km, sleeping under canvas and having to contend with the heat, cold, dust, unmade roads, mosquitos and of course sore bottoms!! They hope from the 5-9 hours a day in the saddle and not Delhi Belly!!

Anna and Jo are busy organising fundraising events, one of which is a Race Night on Saturday 11th November at Bunbury Village Hall. Tickets will be on sale shortly at local outlets, all welcome.

They have funded the trip themselves and are looking to raise £3,000 for this amazing charity. Any donations would be welcomed.

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