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Pumping legs for water

Pumping legs for water

 

Pumping Legs for Water is a two day, 100km sponsored mountain bike ride, within the Main Camp area of Hwange National Park. The event is organised by the Matabeleland branch of Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe (WEZ) and profits from the ride go towards supporting WEZ projects, including the Hwange Game Water Supply Programme. This year the ride will take place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July.

The popular ride provides a unique opportunity to cycle in one of Africa’s great wildlife areas and entries for this year’s event have already closed. For safety reasons cyclists ride in escorted groups of 20 to 25 riders, hence numbers are limited.WEZ is appealing for support for this event by:

Sponsoring the cyclists. While this is not a race, it is also not an easy ride and it takes a lot of effort and determination to complete the full distance.

Donating prizes or goods. There is no winner but two trophies are awarded: Best Supporter for the rider who brings in the most sponsorship, and the second trophy fo the person who best represents the Spirit of the Ride. Prizes are also awarded for other special achievements. Donations are also needed for the water points and catering, while goods which can be used by the Game Water Supply unit, such as diesel, engine oil, shovels or tools would also be appreciated.

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