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Take On Africa is One!

One Year On The Road I hope you don’t mind this little post – a proper update should be out tomorrow (when I sit down to write it)…. but something far more interesting has just occurred to me – It’s just over one year since I left the UK with the bike. So, I’m going […]

Sierra Leone's Free Healthcare Initiative

Sierra Leone’s Free Healthcare Initiative

Earlier in the year when I was in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, I visited the Ola During Children’s Hospital. This is the only paediatric hospital in Sierra Leone. It is the paediatric hospital that the Welbodi Partnership is working with. The Welbodi Partnership is the charity I am raising money for by cycling to Cape […]

Photos of Ola During Children's Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Photos of Ola During Children’s Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Welbodi Partnership ‘Welbodi’, meaning ‘health’ in Krio In Sierra Leone, more than one in four children die before their fifth birthday, mainly from preventable illness or disease such as malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia or malnutrition. The Welbodi Partnership is working at the Ola During Children’s Hospital along with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation with […]

Long Road to Freetown (Part 3)

Long Road to Freetown (Part 3)

And finally….the final part of the journey, from No Man’s Land to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Noises in the Night Camped in No Man’s Land, I woke numerous times in the night to a rattling sound coming from underneath the tent, which seemed to come from the left of my head one moment and then […]

Interview with Brian from Korean-World

I’m hoping to do a podcast interview with Brian in the coming months, but for now the internet connections in this part of West Africa are too slow. So, for now, I’ve answered a few of his questions here over at his Korean World blog. Below is a copy of the interview…. 1. What is […]

Bikes for Africa

I cycle because I enjoy it. I cycle because it keeps me fit and healthy. I cycle because I can. I’m lucky. A bike, for many people in Africa, is beyond their means however. On the other hand, a bike can be an invaluable, affordable and sustainable means of transport which can generate wealth. Charities, […]