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Cycle for Hope: An Interview with Nathan Srigley

By James Ryan On December - 17 - 2009

Prepare to be inspired...

Nathan Srigley is a 24-year old Niagara cyclist who has just ridden his mountain bike over 2,000 km across Ontario from Kenora on the Manitoba border (Departure: September 10, 2009) to Niagara-on-the-Lake (Arrival: October 3, 2009).  His objective was to raise awareness and funds for Wells of Hope (www.wellsofhope.com).

Wells of Hope has successfully drilled many deep-water wells in Guatemala. However, drilling projects are currently at a standstill, because the drilling rig that was in use is worn out, obsolete, and no longer functional.

A modern, versatile and robust drilling rig is still required in order to continue to provide access to life-giving water through thick volcanic rock. Wells of Hope has currently raised the down payment for the new equipment, and it was scheduled to depart from Calgary mid-September. Nathan joined the rig on its journey through Ontario, and they ended together in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where a celebration of their arrival was planned.

The purpose of Nathan’s journey, which was called ‘Cycle for Hope’, was to assist in the raising of funds for the new rig. Local businesses were being can...

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