Tony Smith

Tony’s Cycle Tour – June 2019

To raise funds for the school and the new Kitchen

The Route Information

  • Canterbury, UK
  • Cassel, France
  • Valenciennes, France
  • Girondelle, France
  • Marville, France
  • Metz, France
  • Sarrebourg, France
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Colmar, France
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Andermatt, Switzerland
  • Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Como, Italy
  • Pavia, Italy
  • Fidenza, Italy
  • Livorno, Italy
  • Follonica, Italy
  • Tarquinia, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Formia, Italy
  • Montesarchio, Italy
  • Lioni, Italy
  • Venosa, Italy
  • Matera, Italy
  • Taranto, Italy
  • Brindisi. Italy

Meet Anthony Smith, a remarkable “Friend of Toowa” who in June 2019 raised £2200 for the school so that they can have a new and much needed kitchen. The tour involved cycling, unsupported, from Canterbury to Rome, a distance of 1150 miles!

My reasons to complete the journey were originally a personal goal I have harboured for nearly 15 years. Having reached the tender age of 65, time was not on my side, so I took the opportunity to do  it while fit and healthy. Sponsorship for my efforts came about after hearing about a project to build a new kitchen in Toowa, Uganda. My wife Angela and her friend Kath Houghton had visited the area in 2018 , so had witnessed for themselves the conditions which the villagers live in.Initially, we targeted a sum of £1000 aimed at sponsors from friends and family. To our great surprise we raised £2200.Tony Smith

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Tough times don’t last but tough people do