Transaid begin countdown to Tanzania charity cycle ride
By Byron Rimmer
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:30
COUNTDOWN: One year until Tanzania ride
Transaid are appealing for participants for their 400km charity cycle ride across Tanzania, one year before the event begins.
Ten members of the transport and logistics industry have already been signed up for the nine-day-long trip, which will see the cyclists set off from Mount Kilimanjaro and visit several national parks before finishing at the Ngorongoro Crater.
During the challenge riders will tackle rugged terrain, experience beautiful Tanzanian scenery and pass through Masai villages as they raise funds for Transaid’s development projects.
Gary Forster, Chief Executive of Transaid, said: “With only 12months to go until this amazing cycle ride now really is the perfect time for anyone thinking about taking part to sign up and join us.
“Events like these provide crucial funding for Transaid’s projects and we are so grateful to all our supporters who get on their bikes and raise such fantastic sums of money for us.
“This ride will be challenging at some points, but we guarantee anyone who takes part will have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Participants signed up so far include teams and individuals from DFDS Seaways, Labyrinth Logistics, Michelin Tyres PLC and Multimodal.
Guy Heywood, Commercial Director at Michelin, said: “We have been supporting Transaid’s Africa Challenges for many years now and they enable us to see the charity’s great work in action.
“I would encourage anyone thinking about taking part to sign up – the challenge is an unbelievable experience as you get to cycle through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and camp under amazing skies, all while raising money for a lifesaving charity.”
A sign-up fee of £299 is required, with riders needing to meet a £3,300 fundraising target.