Tomas Adell, originally from Sweden & now living in Belfast with his wife and twin boys, cycled the famous ”Vatternrundan” earlier this month, raising money for AID’s work training health workers in South Sudan. The race is a 300km cycle around the beautiful Lake Vattern in Sweden, not far from where Tomas grew up. Cycling through the night alongside 20,000 fellow cyclists, Tomas completed the route in 14 hrs 22 mins – around 6 hours under target. He said:
The cycle was an amazing experience. 20,000 riders with the same goal; to finish a crazy 300km in one go. The atmosphere throughout the cycle was excellent as well. The road was at many places lined with people cheering. Even in the small historical town of Gränna people were standing two or three deep throughout the high street cheering, the shops were open and it was a real carnival spirit… it was all made better knowing that funds have been raised for some who really need it in South Sudan
THANK YOU AND WELL DONE, TOMAS!!!
Tomas has so far raised over £350 for the ICMDA National Institute of Health Sciences as part of our campaign to raise £12,000 in 5 weeks from 50 donors. You can still sponsor Tomas by clicking here.