BBC Radio 2’s Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman has given her support to the FTA Transaid Cycle Challenge, which starts on 7 June. The 13-day cycle ride around the UK has been organised by the Freight Transport Association to raise vital funds and awareness for international UK development charity Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Project, which is helping to save lives on Africa’s roads.
Sally, herself a veteran of a Transaid Cycle Challenge, said:
"Please join in the fun and support this event to make a real difference to people’s lives in Africa. Road deaths are a real killer, both in the UK and on a global scale and the problem is predicted to escalate if nothing is done to stop it – so get on your bike and get fit while raising a bit of sponsorship for Transaid this summer."
The challenge will start and finish at the FTA headquarters in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, travelling through England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland and covering a total of around 700 miles in two weeks, averaging around 50 miles a day. The marathon challenge is being led by FTA’s President Stewart Oades, who will be accompanied through each FTA region by a local team.
To sponsor the FTA Cycle Challenge teams visit: http://www.fta.co.uk/microsites/transaid/how_can_i_help.html