Cheered on by well–wishers, the Dean of Dromore, the Very Revd Geoff Wilson, has set off on a marathon fundraising cycle around Ulster.
At 9 o’clock this morning, Geoff pedalled away from Dromore Cathedral with 275–miles, six counties and eight cathedrals in front of him. He will arrive back in Dromore on Friday 14 June.
The Dean will take in the Church of Ireland cathedrals in Armagh, Clogher, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Belfast, Lisburn and Downpatrick.
In doing so, he will raise funds to install a disabled toilet in Dromore Cathedral and a 20,000 litre water tank at Maridi Cathedral in South Sudan.
Geoff hopes to raise around £4,000 from the cycle and says each pound raised will be divided equally between his two chosen projects, while any surplus will be given to Maridi diocese for emergency needs.
Both Down and Dromore and the Cathedral have a long–standing link with Maridi diocese which has suffered a great deal in the recent conflict.
Geoff has been in training for the event for four months but, understandably, still admitted to some nerves as he set off.
Stay safe and keep ‘er lit Geoff!
Anyone wishing to donate should make cheques payable to Dromore Cathedral and send them to: The Very Revd Geoff Wilson, 30 Church Street, Dromore, BT25 1AA.