Sorry! No new information on riding in Portugal – this post is to do with helping people who are desperately in need.
Some of you might have noticed the competition I’m running. This little bear is one of the prizes on offer, along with boring stuff like Amazon gift cards and copies of my books (Apart from running this site, I’m also an award-winning novelist!)
The competition is in aid of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelter and other essential aid to families that have lost their homes.
With what’s recently happened in the Philippines, this competition has become even more timely.
ShelterBox was already working in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan hit – they’d been helping families that lost their homes after an earthquake wiped out thousands of homes in an area called Bohol. Below is a short report from one of their team members who’s currently on the ground trying to get aid out to the typhoon victims:
So, please, take part in the competition – entry will cost you a minimum donation of £1 or $1 to ShelterBox via my Justgiving page. (The contest is linked to my mystery thriller The Vault – 50% of royalties from sales of this book also go to ShelterBox.)
PS. Whether you’re a fellow cyclist or just want to do your bit, you can also help by sharing this post or putting a link to my competition on Facebook etc!
PPS. I haven’t forgotten the cycling information! I’ve also just added a new touring route taking you from the Atlantic coast two thirds of the way up Portugal across to Salamanca in Spain. This will be a reasonably challenging route but extremely beautiful cycling – and should also appeal to history buffs with an interest in Napoleonic times. For more information, look at the Sea To Salamanca route.