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Cycling for Gambia

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Two Banbury Rotary Club members are saddling up to raise money for good causes.

Bernard Goodchild and Andrew Fairbairn are both taking part in the Broughton Castle Sportive cycling events on Sunday, July 10, to raise money for a clean water project for Prospects School in Gambia.

Mr Goodchild is participating in the Cotswold Classic, a 50-mile route that twists and turns through the Cotswold scenery.

Mr Fairbairn will tackle the 100-mile Cotswold Monster which consists of a figure of eight course and takes in several steep climbs of the area and the smaller but no less leg sapping Cotswold hills.

The borehole project they are raising money for is a joint undertaking between the Rotary Club of Tonbridge and the Rotary Club of Banbury with the work being project managed by the Rotary Club of Banjul in Gambia. When finished it will enable present and future students to have access to clean water. Currently the children often only have access to dirty water that can host a number of water-borne pathogens and parasites.

Mr Fairbairn said: “All donations will be gratefully received. Especially by the children who are at the school now and others who will be educated there in the future.”

He added: “All children should be able to drink clean water.”

To sponsor the pair contact Andrew on