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Challenge Africa Cycle Ride – Conquer the Virunga

Early in the morning of Saturday June 16th twelve intrepid cyclists will fly out of Heathrow Airport bound for Rwanda. After months of training and raising sponsorship they are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

Back in late 2010 Edirisa UK  signed up with Classic Tours to run a “Charity Challenge” fundraiser giving willing participants an unforgettable experience plus the opportunity to raise money for Edirisa UK through sponsorship.

The challenge is to cycle 300km starting from Rwanda’s capital city Kigali and finishing at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda where some of Edirisa’s projects are located.

The countryside they will be cycling through is some of the most spectacularly beautiful in East Africa. The route takes them through the Virunga Mountains into Uganda and on to Lake Bunyonyi. At Bwindi they will spend a day tracking the mountain gorillas through the forested slopes of the Virunga Mountains,  a magical experience and something they will never forget.

mountain gorillas

mountain gorillas

When they arrive in Kabale, Uganda they will visit the Home of Edirisa and see the small Cultural Museum of the Bakiga (local tribe).

Edirisa staff in Uganda will show the cyclists around the volunteer accommodation at Teach Inn Bufuka (The Heart) followed by a tour of the Edirisa Nursery School and a traditional Ugandan lunch at the Teachers Centre.  Later they will visit the clinic being built on Bwama Island, have refreshments in the afternoon on Bushara Island and then take the motor boat back to the Overland Camp. After cycling through the mountains they will be glad to relax at the Lake.Lake Bunyonyi

We would like to thank all the cyclists for their support, for all the fundraising and training they have done and we wish them a fantastic time.

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