Two keen cyclists who work for Bridgestone tyres in the UK are gearing up to peddle 420 kilometres across Zambia for charity.
The duo are mounting the bike ride to raise money for Transaid, which the Midlands-based tyres firm has picked as its charity for 2009.
Graham Hooper and Gary Grove are undertaking the Transaid Cycle Zambia Challenge, which will see them tackling all terrains, including off-roading through traditional Zambian villages, in a bid to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity’s projects across the country.
The pair hope to raise £4,000 through donations and sponsorship from colleagues at Bridgestone, along with family and friends.
Transaid’s work in Zambia includes improving infrastructure and building local knowledge of the importance of road safety.
In addition to the cycling challenge, Bridgestone employees are organising a number of other fund raising activities throughout the year.
Transaid, which enjoys the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal, and is committed to improving worldwide mobility and road safety.
Katherine Clarkson, National Accounts