Transaid opens nine additional places for Cycle Malawi 2022

Transaid opens additional places on Cycle Malawi 2022

Charity Transaid has released nine further places on its Cycle Malawi 2022 challenge, which will take place from 1-9 October, and is inviting riders from across the transport industry to register their interest in taking part.

36 cyclists are already confirmed for the event, which was postponed from 2020. It will see them cross the African country and mark the international development organisation’s 10th cycle challenge on the continent. Five days of cycling will be involved, along with the opportunity to see Malawi “away from the tourist trail,” Transaid says.

Those signing up for a place on Cycle Malawi 2022 will be asked to pay a £349 registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of £3,800 for Transaid. Entries are welcome from both individuals and teams. Riders will cover an average of 60 miles per day on a route that is graded as challenging.

Says Transaid Head of Fundraising Florence Bearman: “Moving the dates meant that some members of the original group are unable to take part, so we are opening those places and expecting demand to be very strong. After two years of limited travel for many, we believe that the attraction of cycling through rural Africa will be huge.”

Adds participant Helen Tattersall, Head of Vehicle Accessories for Brand Licensing at Michelin Lifestyle: “I signed up with a group of colleagues back in 2019 and I would not miss it for the world. We have got unfinished business in Malawi, and we can’t wait to get on our bikes. It is going to be a fantastic opportunity to be part of something really special, with teams from across the industry coming together to raise vital funding for a very special charity.”

To register interest in taking a place in the challenge, or to request a registration pack, please contact Ms Bearman via email.