Nigerian Begins Bike Ride From London To Lagos, Reveal How He Will Cross 14 Countries
A Nigerian man identified as Kunle Adeyanju has stirred reactions on social media after revealing he will journey from London to Lagos State riding on a bike.
Naija News reports that Mr Adeyanju had taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to announce that he commenced the journey on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
The London-based African man shared photos of himself and the motorbike he will journey with on the bird app.
According to him, the long journey is expected to last for 25 days and cover 12,000km.
Sharing a rundown of the trip which has been described as a big risk by some netizens, Adeyanju said he would criss-cross 14 countries with the ride starting from London, through France, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria.
Revealing the purpose of his journey, Adeyanju said he intends to raise funds for charity, assuring that the money received from donations will be dedicated to primary healthcare, polio plus project, water and sanitation.
Adeyanju’s tweet read thus: “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.
“The ride will traverse London – France – Spain – Gibraltar – Morocco – Western Sahara – Mauritania – St Louis – Senegal – Gambia – Mali – Cote d’Ivoire – 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.
“Pls be reminded that we have started receiving your support for this noble charity cause 100% of fundraised will be channelled to Primary Health, Water & Sanitation, PolioPlus project. Particularly 20% of fundraised will be targeted to support the fight to sustain Africa Polio free status.
“Our target is N20m, pls join hands with me and support this noble initiative massively. And personally, I will be giving a 10% match grant for every donation.”
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Records have it that Adeyanju’s motorbike ride is a replica of Chief Newton Jibunor’s trip in the 60s.
The renowned environmentalist had driven famously alone from London, UK to Nigeria.
The fearless man had rode alone through the Sahara desert in 1966 when he was only 27.