The Events Industry Rides Again for Namuwongo
You might expect that cycling 280 miles from London to Paris and having a near-death experience in a Parisian road tunnel just might put you off getting back on a bike for life.
Clearly though, some of the Events for Namuwongo cycling team haven’t learned their lesson just yet! In fact they enjoyed it so much, they’re saddling up once more, for the Mont Ventoux cycling challenge in France, to raise money for Events for Namuwongo.
Cycling in the Alps is difficult at the best of times and Mont Ventoux is considered by many to be the hardest of all Tour de France cycle climbs. The mountain actually claimed the life of great English cyclist Tom Simpson in 1967 (although this was mainly due to a combination of illness and amphetamines). French philosopher and bicycle racing fan, Roland Barthes said of it, “The Ventoux is a god of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering.” Gulp!
The band of brave (and frankly bonkers) cyclists will include, amongst many others, Doug Emslie at Tarsus Group, Russell Taylor at ITE and tfconnect’s Trevor Foley. However it won’t include Keith Harris at Quartz Business Media – who chicke… erm, who decided it was a bad idea – and he’s probably right!
But it’ll be worth it! Our industry has done some amazing things for our sponsored community in Kampala but the story is far from over for the people who live there. Fundraising efforts such as this are necessary to maintain some of the fantastic changes we’ve made. Support the cause by sponsoring our cyclists’ efforts, visit the fundraising page and give what you can!