Beth Harper – Mum – NZ.
"My Tearfund Poverty Cycle challenge took place in London where I did the London 100 as part of Team Ricoh. I trained hard throughout the winter, sometimes in the freezing cold. It’s true! One morning six of us braved -3 degrees and icicles hanging from our seat posts. A sobering reminder of the hell we’re trying to relieve for women and children enslaved in human trafficking."
Wesley Pigg – University Student – NZ.
"Our team decided to cycle on trainers for the duration of three church services on a Sunday. In the end, we cycled a distance of 200km, had loads of fun, and did something practical to help. I loved that – because we were raising money and awareness at the same time. I think many people want to create change, but they’re not sure how to do it. That’s why the Poverty Cycle is so valuable."
Peter White – Dad – NZ.
"James 2:26 Says “Anyone who doesn’t breathe is dead, and faith that doesn’t do anything is just as dead?” This verse has challenged me many times in my Christian walk and has led me to taking up some pretty interesting challenges, 3 tours of Watoto in Uganda, 10 years of children’s ministry, getting my lay preachers licence just to name a few and now the Poverty Cycle. To have the opportunity to make a difference, to help combat human trafficking and exploitation especially woman and children trapped in sexual slavery, to be able to put feet on my faith and stand up for the least of these."
Arise – Church – NZ.
"On 16 March from 8am to 12 noon we're taking on the challenge of cycling up the equivalent of Mt Everest! It's an 8,848m climb to the top of Mt Everest, which equates to 26 climbs up to the Wellington Wind Turbine.
It's going to be difficult, but we are committed to doing something locally here in Wellington to make a difference for those on the frontline working tirelessly to bring freedom to women and children caught in the misery of human trafficking."
The Harrison's – Family – NZ.
"It’s our family’s first challenge and we are only dipping our toes in the water really. I initiated it because human trafficking is so abhorrent. I’m pleased that we chose a route within Thailand, as when the rescue of the children in the cave was going on, it crossed my mind that there are other dark places children and young people can find themselves with a lot less support."