Monday, May 22, 2017

Motorcycle Challenge from Freight and Logistics Charity Means Saving Lives - and Muscles

Latest Transaid Two Wheel Challenge Easier on the Legs, Closer to Home Plus a BBQ !
Shipping News Feature
UK – Many a transport executive can excuse the fact they do not join with colleagues made of sterner stuff who actively support the freight and logistics industry's favourite charity, Transaid, by using the perfectly reasonable excuses that they are too old, infirm, time constrained etc. to pedal across continents to raise cash for such a worthy cause. Excuse yourselves no longer! Now the organisation has come up with a way to tempt you ageing execs to exchange the leather of your swivel chairs for that of motorcycle garb, either as rider or pillion passenger.

In a clever change of tack Transaid is inviting supporters and bike enthusiasts from across the transport industry and beyond for a bike meet at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Saturday July 1, involving prizes, a tour of the museum and a delicious barbeque, all whilst simultaneously raising valuable funds and awareness for the charity’s ongoing transport programmes in sub-Saharan Africa in the process!

Motorbikes are a vital source of transportation in many developing countries and have featured in several of Transaid's programmes including Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania. In Uganda, Transaid worked with boda boda riders (local motorcycle taxis) to introduce a sustainable system to facilitate better access to emergency maternal health services. At the bike event Transaid CEO Gary Forster will give a talk illustrating just how Transaid's work with motorbikes in sub-Saharan Africa is proving to improve local lives.

Two wheeled vehicles of every type have gone to help causes such as bringing medical facilities in the reach some of the thousands of expectant mothers who have gone on to deliver their babies at healthcare facilities, making delivery safer for both mother and child. For anyone who likes bikes the museum alone is worth the trip just to view its priceless collection of classics old and new.

So break out that bike and buy single tickets as well as pillion tickets which can be purchased HERE for £100 + VAT and £50 + VAT respectively. These ticket prices include a sizable donation to Transaid, obviously sponsored rides are possible but any further fundraising is gratefully received but not compulsory. And remember - attendees must be aware that by agreeing to take part they do so entirely at their own risk.