Monday, April 3, 2017

Logistics Volunteers Cycle across South Africa to Raise Money for Transport Charity

220,000 Pounds Raised so far for Critical Training and Infrastructure Projects
Shipping News Feature
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – In a footnote to our previous report outlining their efforts in the recent Transaid Cycle South Africa Challenge, the total raised by the intrepid 40 people from across the transport and logistics industry, many of whom had been in training for the challenge for over a year, has now risen to an incredible £220,000 with money still rolling in.

After battling the rigours of the British winter to get ready for the gruelling event conditions were considerably different when the 40 strong team took on dirt tracks, mountain passes, strong winds and numerous other tests as they cycled their way from De Doorns, Western Cape, to the most Southern tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, a distance of 450 kilometres in five days. Anyone interested in seeing the trials and tribulations the fund raisers went through can watch a four-minute video here.

The huge total raised breaks all previous Transaid records, and will make a huge difference to the charity’s tally and which will be used to sponsor a number of important projects aimed at improving the quality and safety of the transportation and logistics industries in the developing world.

The next African Cycle Challenge will be Cycle Zambia 2018 - Lusaka to the Victoria Falls. To register your interest for this challenge please contact Harry - or on 020 7387 8136.

Transaid will also be exhibiting at the Multimodal show from the 4th to the 6th of April at stand 6120.