An ambitious and very enthusiastic team last week completed the Equator 24 cycling challenge for PEAS. They crossed the massive distance of 1020 km between Brazzaville & Ouesso over ten days, completing on September 30th.
Both the PEAS team and the Equator 24 team would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and helped £5,777.00 for Equator 24. Equator 24 would also like to thank the congolese authorities, the embassy in Paris, The Red Cross in Congo, companies such as Oakam, Les Depeches de Brazzaville, Total, MTN, Air France, BGFI, and companies in England such as Madison Cycles, Cotswold Outdoor.
Frederic Nze, CEO of Oakam, a corporate supporter of PEAS, and the founder of the Equator 24 initiative, commented that “Equator 24 is a fantastic event and our team at Oakam aims to raise at least £200,000 for the charity.' He said Oakam is 'are aware of the educational disadvantages in Africa and together with PEAS is dedicated to helping overcome these as much as we can.'
Tomas Urbanek, store manager at the Oakam in Stratford and 2011 participant of Equator 24 said of the ride that 'It is a real test of resilience and teamwork that will ultimately test our limits.'
You can read more about the trip (in both french and english!) please visit www.equator24.org.