Kunle Adeyanju, the Nigerian tourist, has embarked on a “charity ride” from London to Lagos to support efforts toward sustaining Africa’s polio-free status.
In a Twitter thread, Adeyanju said the journey — which commenced from London to Borges in France on Tuesday — is expected to take 25 days.
According to him, the ride would see him travel across several countries including Spain, Senegal, Ghana and Togo.
“I commenced the London – Lagos charity ride today April the 19th, 2022. The ride is expected to last 25days, spanning a total distance of about 12,000km,” he wrote.
I commenced the London – Lagos Charity Ride today April the 19th, 2022.
The ride is expected to last 25days, spanning a total distance of about 12,000km. pic.twitter.com/V1b970Bv4A
— Kunle Adeyanju (@lionheart1759) April 19, 2022Advertisement
“The ride will traverse London – France – Spain – Gibraltar – Morocco – Western Sahara – Mauritania – St Louis – Senegal – Gambia – Mali – Cote d’Ivorie – Ghana – Togo – Benin – Lagos.
“Day 1 of the charity ride involves riding from London to Dover, where I went on a ferry to cross the English Channel to Calais France and then ride to Borges France, my stop point for the day. Total ride distance for day 1 is to be about 745km.”
The bike rider said his target is to raise the sum of N20 million. Adeyanju also called on people to support the “noble initiative”.
“Please be reminded that we have started receiving your support for this noble charity cause. 100% of fund raised will be channeled to primary health, water & sanitation, polioplus project,” he added.
“Particularly 20% of fund raised will be targeted to support the fight to sustain Africa polio free status. Our target is N20m, please join hands with me and support this noble initiative.”
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