As many of you know, over the past few years I have been working with a number of cyclists based in Nigeria. My first trip to Abuja just over two years ago resulted in the coining of a phrase “Financial Doping”, where an athlete benefits from having the funding to purchase better kit (which may or may not impact performance), but the associated blog article (please take the time to read this again, and share it with your friends), generated lots of interest and support for the cause in Nigeria.
To date I have forgotten the number of bicycles/frames that have been sent to support the underprivileged riders in Nigeria, but it is well into double figures. The amount of clothing that has also been sent is amazing.
The last shipment that went out recently (apparently – I certainly didn’t count them) included well over 400 items of cycle clothing, 5 bikes and around 20 wheels. The gratitude was immense, and you can actually see where they have gone:
So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all that have supported me in supporting cycling in Nigeria, long may it continue. The Sustainable Cycling Foundation is looking to ensure all donations of apparatus and clothing are used as effectively as possible, and to the benefit of those most in need.
Thank you once again for your support, I know that whilst the Nigerians do not know the benefactors personally they hold you all in great esteem, and would thank you from the bottom of their hearts and hold you in their prayers.
I am honoured to have such generous friends and clients.
Thank you, and a very Happy Christmas