Acting High Commissioner Congratulates Pedalling4Change and Raha International-UK for the Bike Ride Initiative from Nairobi to Mombasa that Raised £100,000

On Tuesday 23rd October 2018, the Acting High Commissioner Mrs. Grace Cerere hosted officials from Raha International and a special team of bike riders “Pedalling4Change” who returned from Kenya having completed a three-day bike ride from Nairobi to Mombasa and raised £100k that will go towards bettering the lives of young children.

Raha is a UK registered charity (No. 1137771) that was set up by a family who themselves were born and raised  in  Kenya.  They have directly experienced how  good  the  level  of education can be in Kenya. To help better the lives of these young  children, Pedalling4Change  teamed up with Raha International  in  UK  to  organise  a  bike  ride  from  Nairobi  to  Mombasa  over  three  days  in August  of  2018  with  an  aim  of  raising  substantial  funds  towards  this  amazing  cause  for Raha.

Peddle4change  are  a  group  of  cycling  enthusiasts  whose  aims  include  raising  funds  for worthy  causes  and  at  the  same  time  promote  cycling  and  spread  the  message  that everyone, regardless of their age and gender can enjoy the sport.

Having  done  London-Paris  in  2014,  Marrakesh-Sahara  in  2015  and  more  recently  Bhuj- Ahmedabad (India), senior members of Peddle4change were no strangers to long distance cycling and raising substantial sums for local charities.

In  Kenya, these two teams were joined by  Tripollo, a Kenyan group made up of  equally enthusiastic cyclists, who with their knowledge of local  roads  and  conditions,  provided support  and  guidance  during  this  event.  Their  cycling  experiences  and  local  professional expertise  was  invaluable  in  planning  and  logistics  on  the  ground  to  ensure  security  and safety of the riders.

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