The Cycling for Rangers team arrived in Kampala on Thursday where they were welcomed by representatives from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the British High Commission (BHC).
British cyclists, Will Addison, Will Johnston, Theo Bromfield and Charlie Rose are in the final stages of an 8000km journey that began in South Africa and will end in Kenya.
Their trek is raising funding to support game rangers in Africa through For Rangers, an organisation dedicated to raising money for the welfare of rangers in Africa.
So far on their journey, the team have visited several conservation reserves in nine countries including Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the endangered mountain gorilla. During their trek, the team is making a film featuring game rangers, enabling them to tell their story.
In Uganda, the cyclists were received by UWA’s Deputy Director Tourism Stephen Masaba and the BHC’s Prosperity Officer Laura Blizzard and Defence Advisor Lt Col Martin Melia at the UWA offices in Kampala.
The British High Commission and Uganda Wildlife Authority representatives commended the cyclists on their mission to highlight the situation of rangers who they see as key to conservation efforts and the eradication of illegal wildlife trade.
Posting on their Facebook page, the cyclists said: “A real honour to meet with the UK in Uganda (British High Commission) and the Ugandan Wildlife Authority in Kampala yesterday! It was great to see how the UK government is helping support the training and welfare of rangers in Uganda.”
If you would like to support their charity ride, you can do so via their Virgin Money Giving page.