This year two of our mechanics (Richard Evans and Chris Smith) and two of their friends (Robert Harwood and Stephen Reynolds) will be cycling over 1000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of raising £25,000 for Re~Cycle.
One of the projects they would most like to raise awareness for are Safari Simbaz, a project run by David Kinjah in Nairobi, Kenya. David was the first black African rider to sign with a European cycling team, having trained Chriss Froome (the 2013 Tour de France winner) when he was of a young age living in Kenya.
"Good quality bicycles mean that people who have benefited from receiving one of Re-Cycle’s bikes, can travel further, selling goods and providing services such out outreach programs, teaching and medical assistance. All of which would have otherwise been impossible by foot."
Safari Simbaz is a new project that aims to help children from troubled backgrounds, giving them a place to eat, sleep and receive and education. The project also teaches children bicycle mechanics and for the lucky few, a chance at having a real shot at professional cycling.
David has been trying to put the Safari Simbaz together for some time but needs more support to build on the foundations he has worked so hard to produce. The money raised will help David take the project to the next level. Please have a look at this mini documentary about the Safari Simbaz here!
The link below is to the fundraising page for the 1000 mile bike ride that the team will be doing in August this year.
If we can get 1000 people to give £25 each it means we can change the lives of so many people!