The Ride for Life - Tour D'Afrique 2011
Update: Winscribe congratulates all the riders on succesfully reaching the finish line. What a fantastic effort!
In 2011, Winscribe will be supporting a fantastic cause that encompasses what Winscribe is all about – A passion to win, a can-do attitude, having fun, being a little unconventional and above all – working together to achieve success.
For the past 9 years, cyclists from around the world have taken part in the annual Tour D’Afrique, a gruelling, 4 month long cycle race from Cairo to Cape town either individually, or as part of a relay team – a whopping 12,000kms all up. And it’s all in the name of charity.
One of Winscribe’s customers, the Australian contingent of law firm DLA Phillips Fox will send a relay team of dedicated cyclists to tough it out through 8 stages. Starting in January 2011, their goal will be to help fund an ActionAid project in Malawi that will provide safe, clean drinking water to 4 village communities in the remote region of Kabunduli. This project will directly benefit 3500 people and help them make positive changes for the future.
The event will be working in conjunction with charity organisation ActionAid to help make a difference. ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, working with poor people to end poverty and injustice together. Working in partnership with over 2,000 organisations - from small community groups to national alliances and international networks ActionAid works to address the root causes of poverty, not just the effects.
Winscribe is incredibly proud to be sponsoring DLA Phillips Fox on this journey, and we hope that you’ll join us in supporting this event!.
You can read more about ActionAid and the amazing work they do by clicking here.
Want to follow the team’s progress?
Winscribe will feature regular updates on the riders’ progress across the upcoming months, and you can follow their triumph’s (or tribulations!) as they make their way South.
Current Status: Arrived in Capetown
If you'd like, drag this link: Tour D'Afrique 2011 to your bookmarks toolbar and you will be able to always stay up to date with the race as we will continue to publish bi-weekly news, pictures and video’s. Watch this space...
Want to help out?
The team is hoping to raise $65,000 to aid communities in Malawai reduce diseases by providing clean drinking water and improving the quality of life for thousands of people. If you would like to contribute to show your support, you can donate to the DLA team by clicking on the link below.
Where are they right now?
The very latest articles from our DLA Phillips Fox Rider Team: