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We have travelled a lot over the last decade and have been brainstorming ways to get more adventure out of this travel malarkey. How about cycling through 11 or so countries on a tandem bike together? Brilliant! And so, TotallyTandem was born.
In planning this epic trip, we have thought about ways we can make a difference to the world. It’s all very well and good to have a grand ole time on a bicycle built for two, but wouldn’t it be great if others could benefit from our crazy escapades too?
Everyone seems to be raising money for one charity or another and we have heard a lot of stories of how original ideas to fund raise for reputable charities can have a negative impact your personal mission and overpower your original goals. There was much Bremma discussion about how we could include charity work as part of our ride in a way that would be strictly positive, and even help us to focus further on achieving our goals.
That’s when we discovered World Bicycle Relief.
It’s easy to find a charity that is true to your heart. All charities support excellent causes, of course. But society is so saturated with good causes and fund-raising, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the needs out there and the feelings of inability to make a difference. We have chosen World Bicycle Relief because we appreciate their mission. From our own travels in rural Africa, we believe in what they are doing and admire the simplicity of their mission that will make a difference to so many people. Their goals are attainable, their admin transparent and it is easy to see where every dollar you raise goes.
The money we raise will help to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
For every $134 donated, we will provide one bicycle that will provide transport, hope and opportunity to one family. The idea behind it being that a bicycle can reduce the distance from school, work and essential supplies. Thus promoting individual empowerment and education.
Our overall goal is provide 100 bicycles. That means we will need to raise $13,400. If we plan on riding 20,000kms, it works out to be $1.50 per km we ride. And we reckon that everyone could support a kilometer or 2! When you look at it like that, it’s pretty easy to make a real difference right?
We hope you will help us to support World Bicycle Relief, an organization providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles, with a personal fundraiser.
Thanks for your support!
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