Middle distance runner, Steve Cram, Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson, BBC & talkSPORT presenter Colin Murray, athlete Allison Curbishley and 10 other cyclists are currently in Kenya for a gruelling four-day charity cycle ride.
Daley Thompson and Steve Cram prepare to depart for Kenya for their charity cycle ride. Photo: Twitter/COCO_Charity
The COCO charity cyclists’ enjoy the hospitality of Wildebeest Kenya. Photo: Twitter/WillettsSafaris
The COCO charity cyclists’ kit is prepared. Photo: Twitter/WillettsSafaris
They are hoping to raise £5,000 for international children‘s charity COCO, which helps provide education opportunities to communities in East Africa.
“Allison and I are really looking forward to starting our new year with a unique challenge in aid of my charity COCO.
“We’ll be joining 10 other keen cyclists, including our fellow Olympian Daley Thompson and BBC colleague Colin Murray on a 160km cycle ride across Maasai land.
“On the route we’ll be visiting one of the remote schools COCO supports, the Maasai academy in Olorte where we’ll officially open a new classroom and enjoy an impromptu sports lesson on the newly laid pitch.
“There’s something special about being able to visit the projects we’re fundraising hard to support. We’d be grateful for any donations and support as we head off on our Kenyan adventure.”