Hello everyone, I am Lorraine Lythaby, youth worker with East Norfolk Youth for Christ in Great Yarmouth. On the 1st of July 2018 I am taking part in the Maratona-dles-Dolomites in Italy. This is a 65 mile cycle race (106 km) with an altitude gain of 3130m. The gradients on the mountain climbs will be between 6.1% and 7.9%. More information here
Although I love cycling and have cycled in Italy, Tenerife and the UK, this is the greatest challenge I have set myself. I have only been riding a road bike for the last 12 months but I would really like to complete the event in under 8 hours. I have been out training in all weathers, including cycling from Lowestoft to the ENYFC office in Gt Yarmouth, which has been great when it has been dry and warm, but it is not so good when it rains! However, cycling has been a really good way to see more of God’s great beauty around the UK and other parts of the world. (You also get to know all the good coffee and cake shops in the area).
Since working with East Norfolk Youth for Christ God is growing a love in my heart for the young people in the town and I would really love to achieve this personal target whilst raising money for the events and outreach we do with those young people.
If you would like to sponsor me either an amount per km or a one-off for the whole distance, 100% of your money will go towards East Norfolk Youth for Christ’s work with young people in the local community of Great Yarmouth. I will keep you informed of my progress.
I am dreading the climbs up the long hills but really looking forward to the descents, the food stops and the best apple strudel you can ever taste! I’m really excited to be among the atmosphere around the event and chatting to people from other countries, too. Please pray for safety and good weather and if you can afford to give even a small amount, it will all help me to achieve my target of £500.
Thank you very much
Please donate by CHEQUE:
Payable to East Norfolk Youth for Christ, and post to No 4, Row 75, Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PU
Or by BACS:
HSBC – Account No 81452886; Sort Code 40-22-34, Account East Norfolk Youth for Christ; Reference MARATONA
Or by TEXT:
To give £5, text UYFC18£5 to 70070; to give £15 text UYFC18£15 to 70070 etcOr through GIVE.NET here
If you are eligible to give GIFT AID as well please complete a Gift Aid Form and return it to the office No 4, Row 75, Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PU.
Thanks so much