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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


Well done
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-11-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Anna and Andy
on 25-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good effort chaps-"mad dogs and Englishmen"...
Donation by Guy Rousseau
on 24-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done - can’t even image how hard that was!
Donation by Toni oatway
on 24-11-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done guys - a tough challenge
Donation by Jenny and Barry
on 24-11-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Well done to you both, l'm sure you have lots of stories about it all 😀
Donation by Dawn Barford
on 23-11-2018
Congratulations on finishing this adventure. What a challenge you faced. The blog is great fun and informative, I bet you can’t wait to come home 🏡 thank you both so much for doing this I hope you will meet the target and much more. God bless
Donation by Janice Goodney
on 23-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done guys, much respect!
Donation by The Ireland family
on 23-11-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done guys, amazing!
Donation by Chris and Sally
on 23-11-2018
£7.50 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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