Fachtna and three colleagues are almost at the half way stage of their gruelling Tour de Nepal Cycle from East to West Nepal. They are covering 1,170 kilometres in 20 days over some very rough terrain. So far, it is going well for them, with some minor incidents on the way.
The aim of the cycle is to raise much needed funds to complete the rebuilding of Nagarhope’s Basic School in Satikurya, Nagarkot, north east of Kathmandu. The original two storey school building had to be deconstructed in the aftermath of the earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015, when almost 8,000 people died.
To parallel the Tour de Nepal Cycle in Ireland, Nagarhope are holding a ‘Spinathon’ in Supervalu, Lucan, on Saturday, 10th February, 2018, from 9am to 6pm. This will involve volunteers taking turns at spinning on up to three bikes, against a backdrop map of Nepal with the 20 day stage stops displayed clearly.
Nagarhope is grateful to Ian Lynam and his staff in Supervalu, Lucan, and to Ray Barnes and his Lions colleagues, for their help, advice and support, in facilitating this Tour de Nepal Spinning Day.