Development organisation Transaid has invited individuals from the transport and logistics industry to take part in a six-day, 474km (295 miles) charity ride across Kenya to support its work in Africa.
The organisation’s 11th cycle challenge will see riders cover an average of 49 miles per day from Nyeri at the foothills of Mount Kenya to Lake Victoria on 4-13 October 2024.
Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, Transaid works with communities, partners, and governments to solve transport challenges throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Entries from individuals and teams will be accepted. A registration fee of £399 is required while a minimum fundraising target of £4,150 has been set. The package includes flights between London and Nairobi, airport transfers, accommodation with meals, access to support vehicles, two local cycling guides, plus the support of a doctor travelling with the group.
Last year a group of 40 Transaid riders completed 505km across Malawi, while this year’s challenge will be London-Paris in September.
Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid, says: “After moving our cycle challenge to Europe for a year, we’re excited to be returning to Africa – and what better place to do it than Kenya. Not only does this ride offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the country off the beaten track, but also the knowledge you’re raising vital funds for much-needed road safety and access to health services.”
For full information, visit the Transaid website.