Our Transaid ambassador, Jen Lylak, has welcomed the news and expects the Challenge to be as significant an event as in previous years “As we’ve come to expect from the Transaid team, the next event looks set to be as epic and inspiring as previous African challenges with cyclists embarking on a 500km plus route through Southern Malawi from 12-20 September 2020.”
Cycle Malawi will begin in Senga, with some long distances and challenging climbs, taking in breath-taking African sunsets and unique wildlife and finishing in Mulanje, close to the Mozambique border. The route will include Lake Malawi, Mount Mulanje, Liwonde National Park and the Zomba Plateau.
Malawi holds a special place in the history of the event as it was the location for Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 to support its lifesaving work.
Announcing the ride, Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid, said: “Malawi holds a special place in our hearts, as it was our first cycle challenge of any kind. Over the years we have worked on both access to health care and driver training programmes in Malawi, the most recent of these involving the bicycle ambulance – a simple but very effective lifesaving mode of transport.”
According to our seasoned pro Jen, “Cycle Malawi will provide another unique opportunity to connect with supporters and to fundraise for a cause that’s dear to us all.”
Team Microlise looks forward to taking part in the 2020 event.