International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge.
The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness of its people. Also famed for its spectacular beauty, Malawi played host to Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 to support its lifesaving work.
Next year’s event will mark the 10th Transaid African cycle challenge and will take place between 12th and 20th September 2020, including five days of cycling. The ride, which is being organised by charity cycle tour specialist Classic Challenge, will provide an opportunity to discover Malawi away from the tourist trail, witness local life in rural Africa, and to visit one of the many countries Transaid has worked in in recent years.
Announcing the ride, Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid, says: “Malawi holds a special place in our hearts as it was where we held our first cycle challenge of any kind. Over the years we have worked on both access to health care and driver training programmes in Malawi, the most recent of these involving the bicycle ambulance – a simple but very effective lifesaving mode of transport.”