By Staff Reporter
The Malawi High Commissioner to the UK Dr Thomas Bisika has applauded Charity riders who are riding a 500 mile journey from London to Glasgow in support of Malawi education. The riders were seen off by the High Commissioner at the start of their journey. They are riding for ‘Think Malawi’ a charity supporting grassroots education initiatives in Malawi.
The Charity bike ride has been dubbed Pedal with a Purpose charity cycle ride. The riders have departed London on Saturday 5 August 2023, and will ride 80-110 miles per day for six days in order to reach Glasgow on 10 August. They are scheduled to arrive during the World Cycling Championships which are taking place in Glasgow, and are planning a big party on arrival.
Alastair Boon, 26, from Brixton, Alex Bascetta, 29, from Peckham and Steve McInerny, 47, from Herne Hill started the ride at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and are due to cross the finish line on Thursday at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow
In his statement Dr Bisika wished the riders the best of luck and applauded them for raising funds to support Malawi education “I wish the riders the best of luck on their ambitious cycle ride. I’m very happy that through this project, so many Malawians based in the UK are supporting this event. This in turn enables Think Malawi to fund education projects which are run by Malawian organisations, a virtuous circle which benefits thousands of children in Malawi. I hope that the British public will give their support as well to this worthy endeavour.” Wrote Dr Bisika.
According to Mr McInerny, founder and trustee of Think Malawi, the goal is to raise £25,000, which will make a significant impact on the educational lives of Malawian children.
The funds raised from the cycle will be used to support Think Malawi’s grassroots education projects in Malawi.These initiatives range from making reusable sanitary pads available, enabling girls to stay in school, building desks to innovative remote learning projects.
The ride has already raised over £4,000, and the riders hope to increase this during the course of their trip.
*Further Reporting by Claudia Lee of London News Live