Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Freight and Logistics Charity Transaid Challenges You to Get on Your Bike!

See the World, Get Fit and Do Something Really Worthwhile
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UK – AFRICA – International transport development charity Transaid, is once again challenging members of the freight and logistics industry to swap truck, buses and trains with bicycles, to get fit for 2016 and help Transaid improve the lives of people in Africa, by signing up to one of its two cycle rides. Transaid’s CEO Gary Forster said:

“The two cycle rides are a perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a true challenge, and who would like to raise vital funds for Transaid while exploring beautiful parts of the world. The challenges are open to all, from complete bike novices to those with greater cycling experience, and I would encourage anyone interested in raising money for a good cause to saddle up and register.”

The first event, Nightrider 2016, takes place over three nights in June and July, challenges volunteers from the industry to cycle through Bristol, London or Liverpool by night. Participants will cover either 60km or 100km and cycle past landmarks by night in one or more of the three iconic British cities.

For volunteers chasing a bigger adventure, a second challenge in March 2017 will give riders the opportunity to cycle through some of South Africa’s most stunning scenery. Volunteer cyclists will cover 450km across five days, riding from the Western Cape to Cape Agulhas – the southernmost point of the country.

To learn more or take part in Nightrider 2016 (London 4-5 June, Bristol 25-26 June or Liverpool 16-17 July) click here or for information on Cycle South Africa (10-19 March 2017), or to request a registration form click here and to address any questions not found on the website email or calling 020 7387 8136.

A registration fee of £39 with a minimum fundraising target of £250 is applicable for Nightrider 2016; and a £299 sign-up charge and £3,500 sponsorship target applies for Cycle South Africa. Transaid will provide participants with tips and advice on fundraising and training for the events upon registration. Spaces are limited for both events, so potential participants are advised to sign up quickly to avoid missing out.

All of Transaid’s fundraising efforts go towards providing life-saving transport solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa by creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. The charity 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.