In November/December 2005 two of the Motorcycle Outreach directors undertook a fact-finding trip to Riders for Health in the Gambia at their own expense.
Aside from learning more about the Riders for Health system and seeing it in operation the trip aimed to raise awareness of the work of Riders for Health, provide publicity for the launch of the Motorcycle Outreach charity and commemorate Simon Milward’s Millennium Ride. Each of these aims were achieved.
The route started in London, where we took the ferry to Bilbao, rode across Spain, crossed into Africa at Ceuta and rode down the coast to Banjul.
The return journey was the same (with a detour via Bissau and Kayes, Mali).
Press Releases :
Dispatches from the trip:
Equipment sponsorship was provided by the Memorial Ride Sponsors.
Retrace the Memorial Ride route yourself…
In response to general interest the organisers of the Milward Memorial Run have put together a motorcycle tour of West Africa in support of Motorcycle Outreach. Further details….