Apologies for Ipswich Town featuring on the flag of England!

i am amazed how well we are doing towards our target especially as I know some of you have been having trouble finding the page on Just Giving.

It seems to work if you type in :

Emma Bowyer Cycle

An Update from Madurai

Good morning,

So I asked Jim about the relief supplies that the Vidyal families have been receiving.  The vegetables you can see will provide meals for one week. The other items will last three weeks.

I couldn’t recognise all of the vegetables  but I know now that I am looking at Eggplant, Ridge Gourd and Snake Gourd!

Thank you!

Thankyou to those who have already sent in your messages for me to read out to your sponsor children.  I even have one short video message.

With the postal service not working at the moment, reading out these messages will be the best way to send a ‘hello’ to the children!

Very pleased that we are almost a quarter of the way to our target and I havent even started yet!


Not long to go now


I have been working hard to get ahead so that I have the time to cycle in June!

Flags have arrived for India, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

News from Jim is encouraging me.  There is a need to supply relief packs again to support those who will lose jobs due to the worsening situations with Covid.


News from Madurai

“Fortunately till now our communities are protected and there are no reported cases yet. I am in constant touch with our volunteers to ascertain the situation. But like last year many of them have lost their jobs owing to the present lockdown. I have been thinking of organizing a relief kit to each of the families in our care so that there won’t be any starvation. This morning I told myself that I should write to you about the need for relief  supplies  kits which will cost Rs.1000/- each. The sponsored children’s families will be a little over 100 which will be our starting point and later we can extend it to other families depending on the resources available.”

Thanks to those who have contributed already.  Your gift will go towards this urgent need.