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Your Every Life Matters Bikeride

We’ve been reminiscing about last year’s bike ride in Zambia and earlier ones in Malawi, Nepal and elsewhere too. We know many of you have great memories of your adventures. Sadly, there won’t be another epic overseas bike ride challenge any time soon, although the need for them has never been more vital than now.

 

As lockdown eases up for us in the UK, we can’t forget the poor communities facing a rapid rise of coronavirus cases and the healthcare workers caring for them. Could you take up a local cycle challenge to show your support?

 

These healthcare workers are on the frontline as coronavirus cases surge in Malawi, Nepal and India. Limited resources are already stretched, finding PPE and equipment to fight COVID adds an extra burden. Dr Vandana at Duncan Hospital, our partner in Bihar, North India wrote:

 “In case we run out of PPE supplies we were planning on getting some on our own which is an expensive venture. We were also thinking of other options like using raincoats and washing them and reusing them.” 

 

No health worker should have to save lives wearing only a raincoat as protection from the virus! This shocking option must not become the reality for healthcare workers on the frontline.

 

Funding is urgently needed for health workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontline.

 

  • £100 for six PPE kits

  • £4.50 for a bucket and soap

  • £10.00 food parcel for a vulnerable family.

We’re inviting everyone to ‘do what they can’ in your own “Every Life Matters Bike Ride”.

 

Fundraise your way, set your own goals over 30 days: your target distance and your sponsorship goal. One epic cycle or 30-day challenge. Plan your route, solo or with a socially distanced friend or two. Ask family and friends to sponsor you, keep it easy by setting up a Facebook Fundraiser, or get sponsored on JustGiving.

How it works

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Set your challenge

An epic one-day challenge or a month-long cycling challenge. You can't choose the weather but you can choose your route. Solo, family or a (socially distant) team challenge. This time you're setting the rules so grab a coffee, a map and an empty diary and make your plans.

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find your supporters

Tell people about your challenge and start raising some vital sponsorship to show that every life matters during this global pandemic. Set-up your JustGiving page or Facebook Fundraiser and get sharing. You may even find a willing companion to join your challenge!

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Let Us know

We'd love to be cheering you on in spirit and following your progress. We're also here to help with any fundraising queries you might have. Use the contact page to let us know about your challenge.

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Share your story

We might not be able to have big gatherings on the finish line but we want to share in your adventure and I'm sure others do too. Sharing updates of your challenge regularly is a great way to help people follow your progress. Be sure to tag EMMS International on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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