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Bike2Malawi

June 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am August 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

In 2021, 100 years after Mamie and Jack went to Malawi, we aim to ride the same distance. Like our 2020 project Story-on-Bikes, this will involve anyone who wishes to cycle any distance and contribute it to the pot.

This will be a team effort, with individuals and groups cycling the distances of their choice on any kind of pedal-powered bike/trike, including exercise bikes.

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Having travelled from Scotland (Tarbet), Mamie and Jack left Southampton on 22 Sept 1921 and arrived at their Malawian home of Bandawe two months later. So we will cycle over a two-month period. We will launch this ride on World Bicycle Day, Thursday 3rd June and the project will close on 3rd August.

You will record your trips and any stories about it through this website or by email to [email protected] . These are the only two ways of contributing your miles/Kms this year.

As before, this project is free to enter. It is about fun and engagement. If we raise some money, that will be great, but it is not the primary focus. You may make a donation, set up your own fund-raising page, or just shout about us on social media. All such help is very welcome.

As well as registering on the ride to do your own miles, you will be able to join some Group Rides which will be open for booking from January. Some of these Group Rides may carry a small charge so as to encourage folk to turn up when we expect to have a waiting list. Set up your own Group Ride if you wish and let us know about it so that we can give it a shout-out. All members of a Group Ride can contribute their miles.

Riders will be offered a free fair-wear MMF tee-shirt on registration, though several of you will have yours from last year.