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Transformational Transaid

[ July 8, 2015   //   ]

Thirty professionals from the transport and logistics industry have been battling stifling heat and rugged terrain – and we’re not talking about the unseasonably hot weather in the British lake District.

The cyclists pedalled an impressive 400km across Tanzania over five days to raise £133,000 for international development charity, Transaid – the largest sum ever raised for the organisation in a single challenge or event.

Participant Alan West, whose day job is efficiency manager at DHL Supply Chain said: “It was rewarding to see first-hand how Transaid can support the transport infrastructure and safety in Africa. Although difficult, Cycle Tanzania was ultimately the most rewarding experience of my life and it allowed me to get involved in something so life changing.”

Transaid event manager, Florence Bearman, who took part in the challenge, said: “I am incredibly proud of the group for exceeding our fundraising goal, their own individual targets and for completing such a challenging ride. Our next Africa challenge is Cycle South Africa in early 2017 and I’m looking forward to raising the bar even higher.”