At Enable 2014 Rev Simon Whitley from the Enable team and John Martin from Elim missions launched the 2014 ‘Enable Challenge’ challenging men to a 100km cycle ride or a 10km run all to raise money for Elim missions BeFree Campaign.
The BeFree campaign supports men and women across the world who are effected by human exploitation. We had a huge response from many men who were moved by the stories of hope from those once caught up in human exploitation who were now offered a second chance at projects run by the BeFree Campaign.
So on Saturday 5th July 29 cyclist of varying abilities who had never met before, gathered at a service station on the outskirts of Telford and set off for a 100km ride seeing them cycle through three different counties, experience over 5000ft of hill climbing and push through the pain of 5hrs in the saddle. As the cyclists approached the infamous hills of West Malvern a group of 23 runners lined up on the start line of their 10km run beginning at the front gate of the Elim International Centre. As the runners crossed the finish line the cyclist started to ascend the 12% gradient climb into the International centre grounds and the two teams cheered one another on over the finish line.
Friends and family were there to welcome back their sons, husbands and dads who had worked so hard and the day was finished with a BBQ and cool down in the pool.
What a great day an extremely well conducted event from start to finish, a day that I thoroughly enjoyed making loads of friends whom I hope to stay in touch with. My gratitude as I am sure I speak for all goes to the event organisers including the safety, support, administration and catering staff not forgetting all those behind the scenes that we don’t see. Looking forward to the next challenge, God Bless you all.
What a sense of achievement and camaraderie. I really enjoyed meeting brothers from other congregations and working together as a team to complete quite a testing challenge. So glad I did it.
Big Tim aka Spiderman
A top day with some great people, great organisation & a big thank you to everyone that worked behind the scenes to make it happen, would love to do it again, maybe next time I’ll make it up the final hill. It would be great if we could have access to all the photos that were taken on the day. Thanks again to everyone!