A couple of years ago Sig, Dean and I rode up Mont Ventoux in France. It was great fun, and we also raised some money for a noble cause, Warchild. Our friends from around the world were remarkably generous, donating a tidy sum.
This year,in August, I’m being even more of an idiot. I’m doing a week long Alpine ride with a bunch of cycling mates, all of whom are leaner and meaner than me. This time the money will go to the Zimbabwe Benefit Foundation. It is a very reputable charity, and has Desmond Tutu as its patron.
Violent and sustained attacks against civilian voters in Zimbabwe are leaving behind hundreds of mutilated and injured men, women and children. Many of them have also had their homes burned and their possessions destroyed. ZBF has launched an emergency response to support victims with medical supplies, blankets, food packs and basic building materials throughout the country. We appeal for your help now.
I discovered the charity via the Sokwanele blog, which provides brilliant but harrowing coverage of the goings on in Zimbabwe.
The donations page over on the justgiving.com site, here. It would be great if you could head on over there with your credit card handy.
Here’s hoping that by the time I’m back from the Alps, Bob is no longer in charge.
I’ll post a cyclogeek post soon, with the route, altitudes and so on.