Thanks to We Care, a group of volunteers within delaware who support and organize the organization’s social corporate responsibility initiatives, I was able to double the sum I raised personnally for this valuable project.
Financial support is an important aspect of such a journey, but money alone doesn’t measure up to the unique experience this trip turned out to be. The overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes, the heart-warming friendliness of the dozens of people who greeted us and cheered for us along the road and the striking desolation of the countryside profoundly touched me. The impressive surroundings lightened the physical endurance of biking the 60 to 90 kilometres per day needed to reach Foumbot. Apparently, pain and pleasure really can go hand in hand.
If you’d like to learn more about Vélo Afrique and my personal experience, then check my travel reports and some footage of our trip.
Author: Wim Dekimpe, a proud member of the #peopleofdelaware