Keech Hospice, charity cycle trip, Tanzania

Back in old Blighty after charity cycle trip

Steve Box and Jim Stokes are now safely back from their 350 km charity cycle trip across Tanzania – and boy was it tough!

The distance was one thing, but add to the mix the long and steep mountain passes, very poor terrain; dusty dirt tracks, distinctly tired loan mountain bikes and temperatures of 35 degrees and you can see why the guys are pleased to be back in old Blighty!

Each day started with an early breakfast at 5.15 am in order to cram in as much cycle time before the temperatures started to rise.   The team were guided by the ever jovial Jimmy who could seemingly cycle faster than anyone else even when he wore flip flops.

Follow the links below to get a taste of the country and its people.  Note the dirty townships with the Masai tribes living in mud huts which provide a distinct contrast to the luxurious 5 star lodges which are used for expensive safari trips.

After arriving at their destination at around 6.00 pm each day, Vincent, the resident cook managed to conjure up hearty and wholesome dishes even in the strangest of places. Accommodation was in the main simple lodges or camping with a bucket of water to wash under, though Steve was upgraded one night to a Masai mud hut!

See more photos from the charity cycle trip here:

See routes from the charity cycle trip here:

Tanzania day 1 Moshi to Olpopongi Maasai Village

Tanzania day 2 Olpopongi Maasai Village to Tembo Club Campsite

Tanzania day 3 Tempo Club Campsite to Roika Campsite

Tanzania day 4 Roika Campsite to Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge

Tanzania day 5 Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge to Ngorongoro Crater Reserve and our finish

If you feel you are able to make a donation to help support the much needed funds for the children at Keech Hospice then please make your donation to our Foundation pay pal account – or send a cheque to head office, made payable to ‘The Box & Charnock Foundation’.

Thanks for everyone’s support and continued participation of the fundraisers for Keech Hospice.

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