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.