Transaid has launched its next African adventure, calling on intrepid cyclists to ride 490km across Zambia, sampling the best natural wonders the country has to offer while raising vital funds to support the international development organisation. The epic journey will finish at the world-famous Victoria Falls.
Taking place between 21-30 September 2018, including five days of cycling, the ride will offer participants the chance to spot impala, hippos, elephants, zebra and hundreds of bird species along the route from Lusaka to Livingstone, completing the journey in style with a sunset cruise along the Zambesi River.
Shaped by its rivers and lakes, landlocked Zambia boasts breath-taking sunsets, rich wetlands, massive lakes and waterfalls, the most famous of which is Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’.
Robert Jervis, Director of Multimodal and the first person to sign up to Cycle Zambia says: “Inspired by the record-breaking efforts of the Cycle South Africa team earlier this year, I was keen to pick up the gauntlet they had laid down. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime and I’m looking forward to pedalling alongside like-minded transport and logistics industry professionals, raising essential funds for Transaid and working together to achieve something amazing.”
Included within next year’s trip is an opportunity to visit Transaid’s Zambian Professional Driver Training project, showcasing how support from the UK helps the organisation towards its mission of transforming lives through safe, available and sustainable transport.
Places are extremely limited for the event and with a quarter of the spaces already filled, including teams from returning challengers Michelin and Microlise, those wishing to take part are invited to sign-up quickly. This is the seventh Michelin team in a row to tackle one of Transaid’s African rides, while Microlise is once again using telematics to track its team in real-time for the duration of the journey.
A £349 registration fee is payable and cyclists are asked to raise a minimum of £3,650 for Transaid. Entries are encouraged for individuals and teams.
To request a registration form or for more information about the challenge, telephone Harry Wells on 020 7387 8136 or email Harry@transaid.org.
For more information and to find out how you can support the organisation visit www.transaid.org.
To view Transaid’s most recent African ride, Cycle South Africa, click the video below:
Note to Editor:
Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, the international development organisation shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments – empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.
Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector.
Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
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