Congratulations to our team of 12 cyclists who successfully completed the Uganda Bike Ride which took place from 25th September – 9th October 2013 raising a fantastic £15,266 so far.
The team left the bustling capital city of Kampala on a four day ride through local villages and towns staying in Nakasongola, Kigumba, Karuma and Wankwar Gate where they then entered the National Park and enjoyed a rest in a safari lodge with several safari drives to see the elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, warthogs, Uganda cobs and many other wild animals and birds.
From there the team then made their way to Hoima where they were met by an overwhelming welcome from the local brass band and hundreds of people from the local area. There was a fabulous reception at the Azure Clinic where the work of our partner charity Help Hoima was seen first hand and we even made it on to the local TV! We spent the following two days visiting the local government hospital, the Azure Clinic, the local orphanage and visiting the village and site for the new Maternity Worldwide project where our focus will be on providing community education on maternal health and providing outreach maternal health services to remote villages.
The team then returned to Kampala stopping off for a visit to a rhino sanctuary on the way.
We are exceptionally grateful to each of the cyclists who took part and have raised so much for Maternity Worldwide – congratulations to Debbie, Nicky, Eleanor, Mary, John, Izabela, Adrian, Frank, Stefan, Rhi, Helen and Claire. Thank you also to our support crew and drivers; Duncan, Marina, Kirsty, Joseph, Fred and Justice.
There are more photos on our Facebook page here.
A big thank you to Giant Shoreham who kindly sponsored the T-Shirts worn by the riders in this picture – we are very grateful for their generous support.
If you are interested in taking part in future bike rides please do not hesitate to contact Kirsty on 01273 234033 or email [email protected].