Intrepid pair cycle from Africa to Yorkshire for Kenyan school

07 Oct 2015

Memusi are a charity set-up over 10 years ago to help build schools in Africa and ParentPay are proud to be one of their supporters.

Two long standing Memusi supporters are doing a '2 million revolutions from home' tandem bike ride from Africa to Yorkshire; 1700 miles, 14 days, raising money to build the infant school in Kenya that will have a 'ParentPay' built and equipped classroom.

Bernie Hollywood (O.B.E) & his cycling partner Jon Alexander plus his 6 strong support crew set off for North Africa on Tuesday 12th June and we at ParentPay will be supporting them all the way. 

Bernie & Jon want to raise enough funds to build a new infant school in Kenya for the Memusi Foundation which will provide an education for over 200 children for the very first time when their school opens in February 2016. Anyone wishing to help this fantastic cause and help raise £50,000, can donate through Just Giving.

24June: Don't stop! Keep going:  The intrepid pair have arrived in the south of France after feeling the heat in Spain - well done guys!  Help Bernie & Jon build a much needed school in Africa: Just Giving

26 June: 100 and not out! Bernie & Jon have covered 102 miles today and it is only lunch! Help Bernie and Jon raise money for a new classroom in Africa: Just Giving

27 June: Leaving France - On the way through Northern France, next leg South of England up to Yorkshire! Support Memusi:  Just Giving

29 June: Waiting by the docks - The 2 Million Revolutions From Home team waiting to board the Ferry to continue their journey in Portsmouth, UK. Just Giving

30 June: Back in the UK - It aint half hot mum! And just when Bernie and Jon were hoping for cool weather on the way from Portsmouth to Yorkshire, the UK temperatures sore! Just Giving

01 July: 80 miles later and near Coventry and Lady Godiva - not far now for Bernie and Jon, help them build a new school: Just Giving

03 July: Home! 

Bernie & his cycling partner Jon Alexander plus his 6 strong support crew successfully completed their epic tandem cycle on Friday 3rd July 2015.

Bernie & Jon commenced their epic cycle from North Africa to Yorkshire on Friday 19th June & they have now successfully raised enough funds to build a new infant school in Kenya for The Memusi Foundation which will provide an education for over 200 children for the very first time when their school opens in February 2016.

Their journey took them through 4 countries: Morocco, Spain, France & UK across the Toledo & Pyrenees mountain ranges covering over 1,700 miles & 2 Million Revolutions in over 40 degrees of heat - incredible! Help them continue this great work: Just Giving

 

 

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