Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why We ride


Its good to ride but better to ride not just for fun like Paul Lawson and Jemy on the RYKER Ride. I met Omo Alokwe, a Nigerian, Business Analyst, keen biker, golfer and volunteer with Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors without Borders. He did a solo, unsupported motorcycle ride overland from Land’s End in England, UK to Lagos, Nigeria on 12 December 2015 and arrived Lagos on 15 January 2016 (1 month and 3 days. The ride passed through 11 countries including France, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

He set a record in the process as no one had traveled overland from Land’s End to Lagos prior to him doing it, although we have had other Nigerians do such Africa (Nigeria) to Europe adventure rides in the past.

Phase 2 of his project is to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Motorcycle Journey within a Single Country’ in Nigeria, currently ~ 38,000 Km in India. This will involve travelling the length and breadth of Nigeria a few times visiting major tourist attractions and places of historical interest.

Doctors without Borders is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

The ride will be used to raise awareness and funds for the charity. I have set myself a target of raising £20,000 for the charity.


Media Coverage;

https://youtu.be/UHaK361pMU0?t=140   {Starts 2.23 and Ends 13.49} / Channels TV Nigeria

http://bbc.in/1QesSPk   BBC World Service UK

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/biker_to_attempt_world_record_as_part_of_land_s_end_to_lagos_challenge_1_4075661   Hampstead and Highgate Newspaper
 
www.justgiving.com/omoalokwe

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2 comments:

  1. SUPER man......I love it Sir. Hope to meet him when he swings by up north (ABUJA) on his record setting attempt...

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  2. Congrats!! nice to know someone making such a great ride without much noise , adverts, media coverage etc!!

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