Nigel, Simon and Kiefer arrive at Biarritz central beach (that’s Biarritz lighthouse in the background) at around 6:30pm on Saturday 11 September 2010. We’d covered 1113 km (696 miles) over 8 days – an average of 87 miles/day. I spent 58hr 27min in the saddle, pedalling!
The donations are still coming in but we have now raised more than £6,000 which will enable us to take the next step in the ColaLife implementation plan – a trip to Zambia to work with local stakeholders to put together a plan for an independently evaluated trial of the ColaLife concept. In October, Jane and I will travel to Zambia to meet with the key local actors to put the plan together. We have had a terrific response from the people/organisations we have contacted in Zambia from the Ministry of Health through the Churches Health Association of Zambia to the national distributor of medicines: Medical Stores Limited and many others. Coca-Cola are working to engage the Zambian bottler in this process.
In addition to the funding raised, old friends in Zambia have offered us free accommodation and a car while we are there. Lots of people what to see ColaLife happen!
Thanks again for all those who dug deep to sponsor this fundraising effort . . . . we now have the Sprat to catch the Mackerel! To see what your investment achieves please subscribe to this blog. All the progress will be reported here.
More details of the ride are here: aidpod.org. Photos and videos will be loaded up shortly. Here’s the route we took: