Wrightbus workers on track for Tearfund

Cyclists Richard Henry and Patrick Chapman cycle across the land of a thousand hills.
Cyclists Richard Henry and Patrick Chapman cycle across the land of a thousand hills.

Keen cyclists and Tearfund supporters Richard Henry and Patrick Chapman have just returned from cycling across the Land of a Thousand Hills.

The men, who both work for Wrightbus, were among a group of 15 cyclists - 11 from Northern Ireland who cycled over 110 miles in high temperatures with the aim of raising £50,000 to help over 800 people in Rwanda move from a cycle of despair to a cycle of hope.

Richard and Patrick were, however, determined to support Tearfund’s work in Rwanda.

Richard said: “I don’t think any amount of training could have prepared us for the elevations and lengthy climbs, but what an experience it was.”

Commenting on the support they received from Wrights, they said: “This help is really what made the trip possible for both of us and it meant that any donations made have gone directly to the charity. It was also a perfect opportunity to get the staff engaged and to raise money for a great cause.”