Three Frome’s Missing Links Friday Club volunteers took a break from path building to join a 16 strong group cycling the Himalayan foothills to raise funds for the the Nishtha project. This is a rural health, educational and environmental project for underprivileged women and children in a remote area of India’s Himachal Pradesh state (see

They rode 500km on steep mountain roads which included 10,400 metres of ascent (higher than Ben Nevis perched on top of Everest!) in temperatures as low as minus five degrees celsius over 11 days. One inspirational day was spent at the project seeing the results and the dedication of the staff.

Chris Green, Geoff Pell and Chris Kenyon in the snow at the top of the Jalori pass (3132 metres)

Chris Kenyon, a trustee of the the UK charitable trust that supports the project, said “The tour was a great success and has already raised £12,500 plus gift aid for the project from the group’s donations and sponsorship”. The sponsorship site is still open at, and all donations are welcome.

The team will be back at work on FML on Friday.

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