This is a short video made by new HUGS Chairman, Dr Richard Bircher with music by one of our ex scholarship students, Natiigo Daniel.
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The BigUgandaCycleRide now has nearly 50 riders and we have travelled through Europe, North Africa. Niger and made a detour to virtually visit the parents of cycling pharmacist, Jimi, who works in Stalybridge. They live in Ife, Nigeria.
5000 miles cycled and to date £14,000 raised. We have Yellow Jerseys for the most miles cycled each week, Green Jerseys for the greatest height climbed and ever day a Red Jersey for the best fundraiser each day.
Here are just a few of the places we have been.
September 1st to 5th, our first 5 days of the ride and we have 50 cyclists signed up. From all over the world too.
We travelled through London, Paris, Limoges and Lourdes
After 5 days we have travelled 2300 miles and are in Algeria already.
September is the month of the big Virtual Cycle Ride from Manchester to Kampala. 6470 miles and crossing the Sahara.
At the latest count we have 46 cyclists from USA, New Zealand, Rwanda, Uganda, Ireland and UK and we all pool the miles we will cycle during the month.
Covid 19 stopped our normal Annual Fundraiser which has been either a big Golf Match or last year's Coast to Coast Cycle ride.
So we thought we would do one bigger and better. A Virtual Cycle Ride from Manchester to Kampala. Over 6200 miles.
Our youngest rider is Theo aged 11 this week.
If you don't have a bike maybe you could borrow one for a few days and join in? Just let us know.
Already we have 32 cyclists who have said they would contribute their September cycling miles towards this target. And of course they will be seeking sponsorship for this marathon event.
And if the bike is getting a bit old maybe this is the time to repair it!