Logistics charity Transaid is inviting all those brave enough to sign up for its 500km fundraising cycle ride in Madagascar in June.
There are now ten places left for the nine-day ride along the country’s north-east coast, which is hoped, will raise £150,000 for the charity’s projects.
So far, two dozen participants have already confirmed their participation in the expedition, which has attracted a mixture of avid and relatively inexperienced cyclists.
Transaid is working in Madagascar to reduce child and maternal mortality rates through providing transport solutions in remote parts of the island. Some communities can be completely cut off for up to ten months of the year with little or no access to transport.
Transaid’s Aggie Hickman said: “All our volunteers have a passion for raising money for our projects with some of Africa’s poorest communities, but in addition some are looking forward to experiencing Madagascar’s lush tropical paradise, while others are looking to shed some Christmas pounds.”
Some of last year’s volunteers.