Less than two weeks now till I am off to Kenya. Together with two colleagues from CNET Networks, Will Sturgeon and Helen Cooke, I'm taking part in a cycle challenge on 2 February 2007 to raise money for the IT charity Computer Aid.
Computer Aid takes donated PCs and refurbishes them for use in developing countries which stops them ending up in landfill and provides much needed educational technology to schools and other organisations.
The 400Km cycle from Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, to Lake Victoria, will cross some pretty rough terrain with temperatures over 30 degrees most of the time. But we think it’s going to be worth it as, with your help, we’re aiming to raise enough money to set up at least five computing centres in Kenyan schools. We’re hoping to raise £20,000 for this unique and important charity.
You can sponsor us quickly, easily and securely here:
I will be updating this blog regularly throughout the trip as well as pulling together a video diary which will be posted on ZDNet UK when I get back on the 12th February. Thanks again to our sponsors:
Thanks also to Consilium Group UK. for making our event t-shirts!