Cycle Malawi 2022
We’re incredibly excited to announce that our tenth African cycle challenge, Cycle Malawi 2022, kindly sponsored by UKWA, is full!
Participants are set to experience gorgeous Southern Malawi on an unforgettable challenge covering a distance of more than 500km in 2022.
With teams and individuals from Microlise, GXO Logistics, BigChange, Pallite and a whole host of other companies, all participating in this once in a life time adventure.
This incredible challenge will take you on an epic five day cycle through the warm heart of Africa. Starting in Senga, we’ll set out on a spectacular ride with some long distances and challenging climbs, take in breathtaking African sunsets and unique wildlife and finish in Mulanje, close to the Mozambique border. The stunning route will take in the incredible Lake Malawi, Mount Mulanje, Liwonde National Park and the Zomba Plateau.
Cycle Malawi offers a unique opportunity to connect with other Transaid supporters fundraising for a cause close to the heart of the transport and logistics industry. You’ll forge lifelong connections through shared experiences, and what an adventure those experiences will be! Cycle Malawi is tailored to take in some of Malawi’s best sights and put you to the test physically at the same time.
DATES: 1-9 October 2022
DURATION: 9 DAYS | CYCLING: 5 DAYS | DISTANCE: 502km
REGISTRATION FEE: £349
MINIMUM FUNDRAISING TARGET: £3,800
The ride, which is being organised by charity cycle tour specialist Discover Adventure, will provide an opportunity to discover Malawi away from the tourist trail, witness local life in rural Africa, and to visit one of the many countries Transaid has worked in in recent years.
Also famed for its spectacular beauty, Malawi played host to Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 to support its lifesaving work.
Announcing the ride, Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid, says: “Malawi holds a special place in our hearts as it was our first cycle challenge of any kind. Over the years we have worked on both access to health care and driver training programmes in Malawi, the most recent of these involving the bicycle ambulance – a simple but very effective lifesaving mode of transport.”
Commenting on the importance of Transaid’s international cycle challenges, she adds: “These events provide a fantastic opportunity for supporters to see the countries we work in, and they contribute essential unrestricted funding towards the testing of new programmes to improve road safety and access to healthcare.
“There’s been lots of talk about a possible return to Malawi, and we’re naturally delighted to be launching this event. We also hope to welcome many new faces on board.”
Take a look at the full exciting itinerary and more details in our Information Pack.
Please note: this challenge was due to take place in September 2020, and then September 2021, but has been postponed for a final time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.