June 2014

Watch out Bradley Wiggins! 

Ready for action bike team

A group of eight Meon Valley Lions recently took part in the charity "Horse or Bike" ride, organised by the New Forest Rotary Club. The event attracted more than 300 entrants, who had the option of cycling, walking or horseback as their preferred mode of transport. Starting at Burley, riders had a choice of mainly off-road routes through the New Forest, enjoying some of Britain's most beautiful countryside en-route. With a lovely day and excellent organisation it proved highly enjoyable, allowing the participants to raise a great deal of money for a variety of chosen charities.  Meon Valley Lions chose to direct their bike-ride sponsorship efforts towards The Rose Road Association, based in Southampton. Established in 1952, The Rose Road Association works with over 400 children, young people and their families from across Hampshire and the surrounding counties. The young people who come to Rose Road have a range of disabilities including severe and profound learning difficulties, physical disabilities and autism. This can lead to health problems linked to respiration, digestion, epilepsy and sensory impairments affecting sight, hearing and touch, as well as speech and ways to communicate. They're a really great bunch and the people who work for Rose Road do a fantastic job helping them to bring out their talents and realise their dreams and aspirations. The group is funded entirely by charitable donations, so we were pleased that our biking efforts contributed a much-The MVLC team at The Road Rose Association gazeboneeded 1,200 towards their future equipment needs and running costs