Link Community Development

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Link's Uganda Bike Ride Begins!

Uganda Bike Ride

This week (Friday 25 October to Monday 3 November) eight adventurous Link supporters are taking part in one of our most unique and challenging fundraising events - the Uganda Bike Ride 2013.

Over the week the team will cycle over 450 kilometers, from the source of the River Nile to the stunning Murchison Falls, providing them with the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the scenery in one of Africa's most stunning countries. With an average daily ride of approximately 66km, the seven day journey is no easy feat. Our dedicated participants have been training hard for months, but we're sure the excitement and spectacular views of the trip will more than make up for those aching legs! Not only will our riders witness the beauty of Uganda, they will also have the chance to see where all their hard earned fundraising and sponsorship will be put to use.

Along the way, they'll visit two Link projects and meet those who will benefit from their sponsorship.  On Wednesday they will arrive in Masindi, where they will visit the District Education Office. The DEO works to oversee and monitor all the school in its district, helping to ensure they continue to improve. Then on the final day of the ride the team will pay a visit to Avogera School in Buliisa and be able to see firsthand the effects of Link's work on rural schools and communities.

Amongst the team taking part in the ride are Link's very own CEO, Steve Blunden and board member Elaine Graham.  For Steve, the trip has a very special significance as he will retrace a journey he made fourteen years ago, when Link were just beginning their work to help improve education delivery in the Masindi district.

Speaking about the trip, Steve said "This journey is for me, a chance to reflect. It is also for everyone who has made their own journey to Masindi. And, it is for the schools of Masindi who have embraced Link's work and continue to do so." 

To keep up with the groups' progress, follow us on Facebook. If you would like to make a donation in support of the group, please click here or call 0207 226 9331 to make a donation.

If you would like to find out more about the Uganda Bike Ride, or Link's other fundraising events, please click here, or email

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