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Mar4

Riders for Health, the motorbike-based charity arm of the MotoGP racing championship working in certain areas of Africa, is inviting its supporters to take part in an inspirational ride through Lesotho, where they will help raise funds for the organisation and experience its work first-hand.

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The eight-day trip was launched by Riders co-founder and multiple MotoGP champion Randy Mamola, and takes to the road in October 2010. Mamola has already ridden the route, which encompasses some of the famous Roof of Africa rally’s roads, and confessed to being overwhelmed by the experience.

“I have had the most incredible 10 days riding in the wonderful country of Lesotho,” he said at the launch. “The Riders for Health Experience Africa ride is sure to be a life-changing experience.”

The NGO’s country director Mahali Hlasa, the Riders’ first female trainer, will chaperone the adventuresome group.

They can expect to interact with health workers in the country, riding with them to isolated areas and experiencing how reliable transport has transformed their jobs. They will also visit clinics and communities and see how the treatment of HIV/Aids and tuberculosis is accelerating because of increased accessibility to medicines and education.

Read the full article by Janine Erasmus about this initiative on Africa The Good News

By Africa The Good News

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