A team of four, intrepid cyclists are currently riding their way across the Nullarbor Plain to raise funds and awareness for girls education in impoverished regions around the world.
The team set off at midnight from Fremantle, Western Australia last Friday, and won’t stop peddling until they hit Brisbane. Riding non-stop on their fixie bikes, they are aiming to cover the daunting distance of 4200km over 7 days. The incredible journey is being conducted by ATMA Cycles, a non-profit organisation committed to alleviating poverty by providing girls access to education in impoverished areas.
There are two primary goals the team hopes to achieve from the ride. The first is to raise $40,000 to educate disadvantaged children at Eagles Wings Monkey Fountain Campus in Zambia, and the second is to sell as many new Atma Cycles as possible. For every bike sold, Atma Cycles will donate $200 to Eagles Wings and a disadvantaged girl in India will receive her own bike.
One of the riders, Kelvin Lufwandika, is a teacher at Eagles Wings Monkey Fountain Campus, and is excited about the trip ahead.
“I am ready for it, ready for the bike, ready for the challenge!”
You can support the team by donating at www.ew.org.au
Words by Angus Coleman
Image courtesy of ATMA Cycles