Africa specialist tour operators have come together to support African rangers & wildlife by embarking on a cumulative bike ride which is being kick started with an initial Land’s End to John O’ Groats challenge starting at 9am on 15th August 2020 where a core peloton of 10 people will be joined by 40+ others, all of whom are combining mileage working towards a 30,000KM total – the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa.
Ride 4 Rangers is an initiative by the UK Africa Travel Industry in aid of Tusk Tusk which will see the team ride the 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and is inviting hundreds of fellow Africa Travel industry professionals, Africa and wildlife lovers to join them on the way. The ride is part of the wider Wildlife Ranger Challenge, launched to support thousands of wildlife rangers across the African continent to face the threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, every pound donated to Ride 4 Rangers will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund.
A GLOBAL INITIATIVE
Alongside the Land’s End to John O’Groats ride, 15th August also marks the start of a series of global Ride4Rangers events and activities where Africa and wildlife lovers across the UK, Europe and 9 African Nations (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique) are getting involved clocking their own miles and raising vital funds.
A team in South Africa’s Kruger National Park are doing a relay walk from north to south, in Northern Kenya another team are doing a horse rid e for rangers traversing Borana conservancy into Lewa conservancy, in Botswana they are holding a club bike ride, in Malawi they are hosting a charity run in Lilongwe, in Tanzania a team are riding from Mount Kilimanjaro to Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, in Uganda a group are doing a 5km cycle around Entebbe, Namibia have a socially distanced hike and in Austria they have launched a series of 10KM bike rides. The initiative is gaining momentum daily.
The route will journey throughout the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats via traditional LEJOG routes. For the full map visit https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33296734
15 Aug–29 Aug Join all or part of the ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats
Do your own Ride 4 Rangers at home, in a park, around your garden 5, 10, 20, 50 KM
Ride 10KM, Donate £10, Nominate 3 People
Sponsor the challenge and double your impact through match funding
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