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Bye bye bicycles

[ July 29, 2016   //   ]

Shipping Line MSC has partnered with drinks firm Diageo to bring pedal power to West Africa by donating and transporting hundreds of pre-owned bicycles and accessories to Koblimahigu and Kakpayili in Ghana.

Over 450 bikes and cycling equipment have been collected over the past six months and the first 40ft container, donated by MSC and carrying bicycles donated by Diageo employees, has already begun its 5,400 mile journey to Ghana.

The second shipment of bicycles was loaded from the Port of Felixstowe and is due to arrive in Ghana on 1 August.

The container will remain in Koblimahigu permanently and will be transformed into a bicycle workshop.