Saddharaja's Big Bike Ride for Kolkata 2

CYCLING FROM SHREWSBURY TO JOHN O'GROATS, STARTING MAY 23rd 2022. 650 miles and probably taking three weeks.
I'm Saddharaja (Richard Smart) from Cambridge, UK
. This is my final big fundraising bike ride as my rheumatoid arthritis condition is developing and I'll be 63 when the ride starts. After my solo Big Cycle Ride in July 2021 (420 miles from Land's End to near Shrewsbury) I raised £14,131.00! I also donated £690 to Arthritis Action - a UK charity. Already this Kolkata money is supporting three Buddhist workers in the city and will do for years. I want to raise a few thousand more, before I finish fundraising work. I'm passionate about developing Triratna Buddhist activities in Kolkata, India. I want to help Indian Order Members develop a permanent Buddhist Centre there. There is huge interest, which I've seen on my own trips to Kolkata. 
From May 23rd into June  2022, I am cycling 650 miles in the UK from Shrewsbury to John O'Groats to raise funds primarily for Kolkata and will donate a small amount (5%) to Arthritis Action - a UK charity, as I did after my last Big Cycle Ride.
I am so fortunate, as this year the generous Prajnakara from the Ipswich Sangha is cycling with me to support me. 

You can see my daily progress on the ride at my blog 

Thank you so much for reading this.
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Richard - Smart 
Cambridge, UK