Transaid is inviting supporters and bike enthusiasts from across the transport industry and beyond for a bike meet at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Saturday July 1, involving prizes, a tour of the museum and a delicious barbeque, all whilst simultaneously raising valuable funds and awareness for the charity’s ongoing transport programmes in sub-Saharan Africa in the process.
Motorbikes are a vital source of transportation in many developing countries and have featured in several of Transaid's programmes including Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania. In Uganda, Transaid worked with boda boda riders (local motorcycle taxis) to introduce a sustainable system to facilitate better access to emergency maternal health services. At the bike event Transaid CEO Gary Forster will give a talk illustrating just how Transaid's work with motorbikes in sub-Saharan Africa is proving to improve local lives.
Two wheeled vehicles of every type have gone to help causes such as bringing medical facilities in the reach some of the thousands of expectant mothers who have gone on to deliver their babies at healthcare facilities, making delivery safer for both mother and child. For anyone who likes bikes the museum alone is worth the trip just to view its priceless collection of classics old and new.
So break out that bike and buy single tickets as well as pillion tickets which can be purchased HERE for £100 + VAT and £50 + VAT respectively. These ticket prices include a sizable donation to Transaid, obviously sponsored rides are possible but any further fundraising is gratefully received but not compulsory. And remember - attendees must be aware that by agreeing to take part they do so entirely at their own risk.