Tickets are selling out fast for the Cycling for Rangers talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London at 3.30pm this Sunday (1st October.)
The Cycling for Rangers team are a group of four friends, adventurers and film-makers who have just endured an unsupported 8000km, 5 month, cycling expedition from Johannesburg to Nairobi raising funds and awareness for anti-poaching wildlife Rangers.
During their journey, the team have filmed footage for a documentary about front-line Rangers, in eight countries, cycling from park to park, from the All-Female Black Mamba anti-poaching unit in Kruger, to the endangered mountain gorillas in the impenetrable Bwindi rainforest.
These anti-poaching Rangers are the un-sung heroes of conservation, sacrificing their lives, their relationships and their time to conserve the wild places and animals that is often taken for granted in the west.
The epic cycle ride also raised funds for the charity For Rangers, an organisation based in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy who distribute funds all over Africa, under the umbrella charity of Save The Rhino, to the Rangers themselves.
They support the families of fallen Rangers and provide necessary equipment, education and medical support to the places that need it most.
Through their endeavours, the team are hope to raise awareness and support for these conservation heroes.
During the hour long talk, they will will reveal what they’ve learned from spending time with Rangers in 8 national parks, the world of African conservation from the point of view of local people, and their general experiences from cycling through some of the toughest terrain on Earth.