"After cycling 320km through amazing rural pastures I finally
completed the Send A Cow Cycle Challenge in Rwanda. It wasn't an
easy ride by any means, we were 8 keen cyclists facing rocky uphill
terrain, humidity and high altitude levels of around 2500 meters
and even after a biking accident on day 2 I managed to complete the
5 day ride.
The Slow Cyclist Company who were contracted to run the cycle
challenge were mainly Rwandan Olympic cyclists, heroes in their
country and very knowledgeable characters. The event wasn't all
about cycling as we stopped at many high vantage points and
villages. The local people were amazing, always greeting us as we
passed through villages. For me, a visit to see the gorillas on day
6 was a well-earned rest from the saddle of my mountain bike. After
a 4 hour trek up the Virunga Mountains I saw a family of 23
mountain gorillas, it was amazing to get within a meter of the
group whilst they fed on bamboo and small plants.
The Send a Cow charity invited us to meet local families and
communities that have benefitted from the charity, the experience
was incredible. Local families who were provided with livestock,
farming skills and materials such as seed and tools. I've seen
first-hand, the impact this charity has made to the Rwandan
I would like to thank everyone who have supported me and
contributed to the charity fund raising effort."