Pedal Against Poverty 2013 sees a record turnout!

An enormous thank you goes out to all of those who helped make this year’s Pedal Against Poverty sponsored bike ride the biggest yet!

On Sunday 23 June, a record-breaking total of 204 intrepid CAFOD supporters braved windy conditions and some very ominous-looking clouds to take part in the ride through the Lee Valley Country Park. Thankfully, the weather held and a fun and refreshing ride was enjoyed by all.

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The event saw many new riders taking part, such as Mieke Evans of Tower Hamlets.

“I wanted to do PAP for CAFOD because they do great things!” said Mieke, “I wanted to get out and about in the area, meet new people, I’m hoping its my first PAP of many!”

There was also a great number of Pedal Against Poverty veterans who came back to show their support once again, such as the Lynchehan family from Finchley.

“We’ve done PAP four times before now!” said Martin Lynchehan, “We always have a really good day out and its fun for all the family.”

Martin’s wife, Paula Sullivan, added: “We heard about PAP through our Church and we like to bring our kids and their friends along, so they can learn about CAFOD’s work and get out and about in the fresh air!”


Thank you once again to everyone who showed their support for CAFOD by taking part in the event, raising sponsorship or donating. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing you again at next year’s ride!

The money raised by the event will go towards CAFOD’s work helping people living in some of the world’s poorest areas. 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. If you still have sponsorship money to be donated, please send it to:

CAFOD Westminster
Catholic Church of Christ the King
29 Bramley Road
London N14 4HE

You can still help to support the event and CAFOD’s work in the developing world by donating via our JustGiving page at

Below you can find a slideshow of some of our favourite pictures from the day. You can check out our full gallery of photos on Facebook by clicking here.

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