Transaid has just two places left to join its next African adventure, Cycle Zambia 2018. The international development organisation is calling on intrepid cyclists to fill the final spaces and ride 490km across Zambia, sampling the best natural wonders the country has to offer, while raising vital funds to support them in their valuable work to solve transport challenges in economically developing countries. 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’.
Already signed up are teams from returning challengers Michelin, Microlise and Renault, as well as new teams from Volvo and National Express. 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. The ride will also see individuals take part from companies including SCALA, Stagecoach, Yara.
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.
With just a couple of spaces left to fill, those wishing to take part are encouraged to sign-up quickly.