Sally Traffic to ‘Cycle Kenya’
Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 presenter, and 25 enthusiastic cyclists have signed up for Transaid’s latest fundraiser, Cycle Kenya, to make transport for life a reality in Africa, with the opportunity for five more people to join them. Cycle Kenya will see the Transaid group cycle over 400km across Kenya’s stunning Rift Valley from 10-19 November, and hopes to raise £70,000 to help people in the developing world benefit from safe, affordable and efficient transport.
“Transaid is a great charity and I’m glad to offer my support. Good transport is something most of us take for granted but in Africa lack of it can often mean life or death. Transaid is working with governments to address these issues and to highlight the fact that transport management is often the missing link to sustainable development,” says Sally Boazman.
With three months to go, places on the expedition are limited. Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of £299 plus commit to raising a minimum of £2,750 in sponsorship, 80 per cent of which must be with Transaid by the end of August. This covers the air fare and most ground costs. Several companies are already sponsoring their employees to the tune of £3,000 to participate and Transaid is appealing to others who may wish to do the same.