International development charity Transaid has released a further nine places on its Cycle Malawi 2022 challenge, which will take place from 1-9 October, and is inviting further riders from across the transport and logistics industry to register their interest.
The two-wheel adventure will take cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness of its people. It will mark the organisation’s 10th African cycle challenge and includes five days of riding – plus the ultimate opportunity to discover Malawi away from the tourist trail.
Florence Bearman, Transaid’s Head of Fundraising, explained: “Moving the dates meant some of the original group are unable to take part, so we’re opening those places and expecting demand to be very strong. After two years of limited travel for many, we believe the attraction of cycling through rural Africa is going to be huge!”
Over the years Transaid has delivered both access to healthcare and professional driver training programmes in Malawi, the most recent of these involving bicycle ambulances as a simple, yet highly effective, lifesaving mode of transport.
Riders will cover an average of 60 miles per day and the route is graded as ‘challenging.’ The penultimate day’s riding includes an afternoon tackling the Zomba Plateau, a stunning table-like mountain which soars to more than 2,080m and presides over the surrounding area.
Those signing up for a place on Cycle Malawi 2022 will be asked to pay a £349 registration fee, and to commit to raising a minimum of £3,800 for Transaid, with entries welcomed from both individuals and teams. Anyone wishing to register interest or to request a registration pack is invited to contact Florence on [email protected]