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Friday, January 23, 2015

6 Men. 6 Bikes. 90 miles. 1 day.

The ladies and gentlemen of the Leadership Academy need to get back to University! Semester 2 starts in a few weeks, and currently there's not enough money in the kitty...

But, being the go-getting never-say-die kinda sorts, they've grabbed the opportunity to do something extraordinary. Next week, in the middle of dry season, 6 courageous young men are going to brave the dusty pot-holed roads of Uganda to cycle 90 miles in ONE DAY.

And they're inviting you to sponsor them, so that they can raise the £5,318 needed to send all 17 members back to their University courses.

It will be a tough and gruelling ride, starting at 4am from River of Life Church, heading 25 miles to catch the dawn ferry at Bukakata, cycling 20 miles across the largest of the Ssese Islands to the main town of Kalangala… only to turn round and come back!

And don’t be thinking of smooth tarmac roads and fast road bikes! Oh no. We’ve begged and borrowed a motley collection of bikes in various states of disrepair… this is no Tour de France. More like Tour de Survival.

So, please dig deep and sponsor the lads now! You can do it online here, or if you would like to donate some other way, please get in touch. The first £500 donated will be DOUBLED by one very generous donor - so please donate quickly and your money will go twice as far!

And just in case you needed reminding, these guys are nation changers, and worth every penny in our humble opinion :)

Yes, we're still two bikes short... but they're coming! Let's hope the team rides as well as they balance :)