Story on Bikes 2020
Friday 31st July to Saturday 8th August 2020
Seven cycling days
Story on Bikes 2020 was a cycling adventure about the story of Mamie Martin and the work of the Mamie Martin Fund. 43 riders did it in their own area with our ‘Stay-at-Home’ version, clocking their miles/Kms between June and August. Registration for all rides has now closed and thanks to those who have been cycling and are continuing their rides.
Main Stay-at-Home ride: Riders did the equivalent of the route between the homes of David Livingstone (Blantyre) and Mamie Martin, in whose name we support girls’ education in Malawi, (Tarbet) – 47 miles. Many also rode the full ride distanceof 210 miles. They all got a certificate for the distance covered. They rode those miles/Kms at their own time, in their own location and at their own pace.
Fund-raising page – http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Story-on-Bikes
Facebook – Mamie Martin Fund @mamiemartinfund
Facebook – Cycling Miles for Malawi @miles4malawi
On Twitter, @mamiemartinfund #storyonbikes
On Instagram, @mmf_scotland #storyonbikes
- Blantyre to Cambuslang: 6 miles
- Cambuslang to Glasgow Green (ice-cream): 4 miles
- Glasgow Green to Riverside Museum (ice-cream): 3 miles
- Riverside Museum to Clydebank: 5 miles
- Clydebank to Dumbarton: 8 miles
- Dumbarton to Balloch: 4 miles
- Balloch to Luss: 10 miles
- Luss to Tarbet: 7 miles
Our Story on Bikes Riders
The ‘on-location’ plan is here
On Fri 31st July, the cyclists rode from Edinburgh to Blantyre, the home of David Livingstone. Alison Cameron, MMF Scottish Patron launched the project on Sat 1st August. The ride then went to Tarbet, Loch Lomond, where Mamie was born and then to Falkirk, the home of some of the Martin family. We read excerpts from Salt and Light (Mamie’s letters) at relevant points along the way. The ride finished at Milk, a café on the cycle/walk path in Newhaven, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th August.
Thanks to all those who have supported this ride and who continue to support the stay-at-home riders. We are raising the profile of our work around the world (really!) and lots of necessary funding is coming in too.