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Circumnavigation of Lake Victoria

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Dave and James

In November Dave and James will attempt to cycle 1000 unsupported African miles around Lake Victoria.

Raising money for multiple charities

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Dave is an anaesthetist at North Devon Hospital, a keen cyclist and always up for an adventure. He conceived of the idea of cycling around Lake Victoria after donating to the Amigos appeal 'Pedal out of Poverty'. James works for Wings South West in Bideford, he has dabbled in long distance cycling before but will freely admit to being a little daunted by the scale of this challenge. 

Event details

A Lap of the Lake..

Dave and James will attempt to cycle 1000 unsupported miles around Lake Victoria in East Africa. Starting in Kampala they'll pass through Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya fending for themselves along the way. Hopefully they will find enough nutrition and water in the small towns they pass through, as well as the occasional place to sleep. They'll be facing bad roads, high temperatures and the odd torrential downpour. Passing close to a few game reserves they aim not to have to outrun any African wildlife...

Event date

12-November-2018 06:00  - 
24-November-2018 18:00

Event type


Event is completed


Massive effort Dave and James!- really inspiring reading the blog - no way I could've cycled half that distance in that heat!
Donation by Rob Sandbach
on 19-01-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Great job guys!
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-12-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Congratulations to Dave and James
Donation by Hollister
on 15-12-2018
£12.50 gift aid
From Joan Penny and Josie
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by ACEA
on 13-12-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Amazing effort! Well done to both of you.
Donation by Hayley Miller
on 29-11-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Very well done guys. an excellent achievement. x
Donation by Tanya Bowman
on 28-11-2018
£1.26 gift aid
Well done! Amazing achievement and for two fantastic charities x
Donation by Jen and Maxi
on 27-11-2018
Brilliant effort!
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-11-2018
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,472.50
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £4,472.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,453.14

Donations closed

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