Receiving some of the proceeds of the Coastal Run…thanks so much WDW
It will make a difference

The Belgian Project is lucky to have so many friends…so proud of that

A sea of colors getting ready for a demanding 100km

We couldn’t exist without help from clubs and sponsors each year, West Down Wheelers is such club, hidden at the foot of the Mourne Mountains this club has now supported the project for the 5th year in row with donating some of the proceeds of their Coastal Run to our cause (£500) and this will be added to our Bursary fund who start looking healthy. A windy day was awaiting the 140 good souls who turned up at the Orange Hall in Katesbridge. They came from all corners of the Ulster region with even visitors from the South of Ireland who have been very welcomed by all of us. With a headwind, they went into the hills of the Mournes and rewarded with a tailwind on the Irish Sea coast from Rostrevor to Newcastle before turning to Castlewellan and back home to Katesbridge… many groups on the road but the first home in about 3 hours with mostly seasoned cyclists and open riders, a perfect training for the looming season who starts next week. All riders awaited hot drinks and plenty of sarnies and cakes, and well deserved too!! David Mc Veigh ( BP media chief) and yours truly met the riders on the road a few times, plenty of photos have been taken. They will be found here on our photo cloud Flickr in the coming days with these ones to start https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebelgianproject/albums/72157678900408618

Feeding the very hungry and very welcomed

My personal photos of the day can be found on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156259924428691 and please share or download. Thanks so much, WDW and all who came along…it warms the heart due to such support…a big MERCI

My beloved tea ladies and great supporters of the project xx
The broom wagon and technical support for the day
Paul from the Bike Shak Banbridge
Our friend Sharon Mc Farland who helps us during the road season as guest photographer
Our ex graduate of the project Craig Rea returns a favour
Thank you