Join the Africa travel industry in cumulatively cycling 30,000 KM – the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa.
In Africa, the halting of tourism due to COVID-19 has had a devastating economic impact which is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people as well as the future of the continent’s iconic wildlife.
The role of rangers is vital to maintain the long term protection of these wild places. Across Africa, wildlife rangers are the first line of defence against illegal poaching, grazing and logging and without them many species like elephant, rhino, lion, giraffe and pangolin would be at even greater risk of extinction.
Want to get involved in supporting those rangers? The Ride4Rangers challenge aims to raise funds as part of a wider fund being coordinated by Tusk and Natural State – a new initiative specifically designed to support the salaries and deployment of African Rangers during this crisis. Via Tusk all monies raised as part of Ride4Rangers will be match funded and so will double the impact on the ground.
We’re inviting all African safari guests, fellow wildlife enthusiasts, conservation champions and cycling fanatics to join in and support the rangers who are at the front line of conservation. Together we can make a real difference.
How can you get involved?
1. Join the ride
Based in the UK? Join part or all of the Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) route. See here for more information on how to sign up to the ride and click here to see details of the route and what to expect each day.
Expect lots of encouragement and support the whole way with plenty of laughs to get you through those tough climbs! If you have questions about the route, ask Rob Gardiner at Steppes Travel for details as he’s been busy planning it!
You can also take part virtually and still clock up the distance on Strava to help reach the 30,000 km target!
2. Social Challenge
Ride 10 ~ Donate 10 ~ Nominate 3
If you would like to take part in the social challenge, then sign up to cycle 10km, donate £10 and then nominate three of your friends to do the same – please read below for guidance:
- Take a photo/video of you on your bike
- Add a screenshot of your 10km route on Strava (make sure you have joined the Ride4Rangers Club on Strava)
- Share on social media, tagging and nominating your friends to do the same
- On Instagram please include the following: #ride4rangers #togetherfortusk @ride4rangers @tusk_org so that they can be reshared
- Donate here via our Just Giving page
3. Share and donate
Thank you and have fun in the saddle!
Update: Saturday 14th August
The peloton has left Land’s End and are cycling hard on their 1,500 km journey to the most northerly point of mainland Britain – John O’Groats. You can follow their progress here.
Message of support from Mark Beaumont: