Saturday, 12 May 2012

Rwanda : British cyclists in Macedonia enroute to Rwanda

The four British cyclists who embarked on a 6000 mile journey from St. Bury Edmunds in London to Kigali to raise money for sports equipment in 140 Rwandan schools are now in Macedonia.
Expected to arrive in the Rwandan capital on July 4, Pete Goodwin, Pete White, Julian Claxton and Neil Dykes started off their journey in London on April 28 and this journey that will see them travel through 12 countries will last 70 days.
This is all in a bid to collect £80,000 (about RwF76m) to provide sports equipment to 140 schools in Rwanda.
As expected the quartet has already faced some challenges including Claxton’s bike getting stuck in the 10th gear for most of May 3 while they were in Bavaria, Germany. However, they managed to find a bike shop in Rustenburg to fix the bike at 36 Euros.
The next day they had covered 104 miles and found themselves in Pfatter, Germany and with another three and half hours they had travelled 60 more miles and were comfortable in Austria.
On May 5, they arrived in Vienna, Austria tired and the next day they arrived in Hungary but had to endure 110 miles of rain in Serbia and they revealed that their feet were hurting after that section of the ride.
This is what they posted on their twitter account (@cycle2rwanda) on Friday morning “Reached Aleksinac last night. Heading for Macedonian border today. Just saw a dead snake. Neil is having a wee,”
The Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) has organised to have over 100 cyclists at the Katuna border (with Uganda) to welcome them into Rwanda on July 4.


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