RIDE TO ROOTS

Eduard Lopez has travelled solo, with his motorcycle the ‘Red-Zebra’ from Morocco to Cape-Town.

The motivation for his trip is fueled by the aim to get to know the several cultures, the local people of the continent and to raise awareness and funds for Riders For Health.

Before he sets off to Africa he is a speaker at important motorcycle meetings and gatherings, inspiring other motorcyclists and motivating them to help Riders For Health and their important work.

He travels over 20.000 kilometers and every kilometer has been magical. Traveling through Morocco, the Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali he gets to meet local people and their cultures, the dressing, food, decoration of cars or tents, it all differs every time he crosses a border. He drives through Congo in the rain season and runs into a sandbar in Nigeria. After 5 months of riding he arrives at his destination Cape Town. Mission completed! Interested in the full story: Read more.

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GET ON AFRICA TEAM COMPLETES RIDE OF A LIFETIME

Five celebrities, five days, one mission…

British TV, acting and sporting stars Gethin Jones, Darren Gough, Shobna Gulati, Jill Halfpenny and Oliver Mellor have just completed the Get On Africa expedition. All of the equipment used on the expedition by the riders needed to be robust, adaptable and comfortable and the Get On Africa team chose for REV’IT!.

After four months’ training courtesy of the Get On campaign several celebrities teamed up with Riders for Health, joining a group of health workers in Lesotho. Gethin, Darren, Shobna, Jill and Oliver have spent a week visiting isolated villages on motorcycles. Riders for Health specialise in using reliable motorbikes to get local health workers on the road so they can deliver health care to remote and inaccessible villages and communities in seven countries in Africa.

Their adventure ended on April 10 and while it was tough going at times, they all had a life changing – and giving – experience thanks to two wheels.

The men wore the REV’IT! Defender GTX jacket and trousers; designed for the rigours of Adventure Sports riding and manufactured in lightweight and strong material the outer layer features a DWR coating that prevents water from soaking it, while a removable GORE-TEX® Performance Shell insures the highest level of breathability and waterproofing. The Defender GTX jacket and trousers use SaS-Tec® armour for impact protection while huge vents, large pockets and an Exkin® thermal liner complete a fantastic all-round performance package.

The ladies chose REV’IT! Tornado Jackets and trousers; with an outer shell made from 600D Polyester, Knox® Lite Ladies CE protection and a detachable hydrate® waterproof liner the Tornado pairing is practical and – importantly – cut and tailored very specifically for a women’s shape, greatly aiding comfort (and style).

All wore functional underwear, back protectors, gloves, boots and T-shirts chosen from REV’IT! 2011 range.

REV’IT! has supported Riders for Health for many years now. An excerpt from the Riders for Health blog, which can be found at www.geton.co.uk/africa and gives an idea of what the team faced and for further information on Riders for Health visit www.riders.org