26 06 2020
Tom sent a short video while out training for the Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge, ONLY 5 DAYS left now until the challenge starts so please send your predicted times in asap if you’d like a chance to win one of the lovely daily prizes from Peru for accurately predicting daily stage times. You can make donations now and during the 10 day day challenge which starts on the 1st of July, but the closing date for predictions will be 23.59hrs on the 30th June 2020. PLEASE SHARE.
As you know LQ dance classes are off at present so Azul Wasi, home for former street children in Peru, have much reduced revenue this year so Tom is hoping to raise as much as possible with this cycle challenge, but is a long way off his target amount. If anyone can make even a small donation for Tom’s cycle challenge this will greatly help the children at Azul Wasi.
Donations can be made at :
PLEASE send an email to Tom after donating to make the predicted times the email address is on the Just giving site. You’ll then be sent the form by email to complete with your time predictions. There are also details of the challenge route on the just giving site information.
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Please see Tom’s video  at

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If you don’t recognise the bloke cruising across the alti plano, you may possibly identify him having been magnificently captured, styling in Dundee back in 2006. Still not sure?
It is of course Tom Jolly of GlobalEd, our go-between who helps out with our link to Azul Wasi. Why, you’ll now be wondering, should we be popping these images onto our site?
With life as we know it now closed down across our regions and beyond, lives of course at Azul Wasi go on. Latin Quarter has been consistently supporting the boys for nearly two decades now, support that has been vital in providing the much needed funds that a programme of this importance requires. That support, through salsa events and classes, as you will all be aware are now and for the foreseeable future on hold.
Tom has always thought of himself as a hidden hand who occasionally pops up at a Latin Quarter extravaganza where the real hard work happens thanks to the salsa fraternity of South East Scotland. With that in mind it’s time for him to get back on his bike and see what he can do to help.
Tom is planning to not literately cycle to Cusco, but, Covid 19 restrictions considered, he will use and repeat 20 times the long ride out of the Tamar Valley in Devon/Cornwall (a rise of 150metres above sea level) to achieve an accumulated vertical distance of 3000m, the altitude in the part of the Andes Azul Wasi calls home.
More details will be explained in a week or so with a short video, but the outline is:
· 10 stages comprising 2 laps of route giving a 300m altitude gain (including what would be a ‘Cat 4 climb’ in any of Europe’s Gran Tours)
· Challenge dates: 1st – 10th July 2020 – 10 consecutive days with a total altitude gain of 3000m, the altitude of the Azul Wasi home in the Andes
· Registered supporters have a chance each day to win a lovely prize all the way from Peru by accurately predicting daily stage times
· Daily stage footage will be available. All results published by end of July 2020.
Registration OPEN NOW Until the end of June.  Also see Salsa Dundee – Latin Quarter Facebook group,
Thank you



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