Pedal to Empower: take part in the World Bicycle Relief global fundraising ride

Proceeds from the sponsored ride will benefit programs to help tackle gender inequality in developing countries.

World Bicycle Relief
(Image credit: World Bicycle Relief)

International not-for-profit organisation World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has launched a 'Do-it-Yourself' challenge  for cyclists of all ages and abilities to raise money to help girls and women gain better access to education and healthcare by bike.

The organisation prioritises school aged girls, with 70 per cent of the machines going to young women, whose school drop out rate is particularly high comparative to boys. Providing them with a bike makes their journey safer and drastically reduces the time taken to get to school.

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