Ready to ride and raise cash for Africa farmers

A team of cyclists from the National Farmers' Union are getting on their bikes to raise money for charity

The NFU team is NFU director of policy, Martin Haworth, Richard Wordsworth and John Haselden

A team of cyclists from the National Farmers' Union are getting on their bikes to raise money for charity.

The NFU team, Martin Haworth, Richard Wordsworth and John Haselden will take part in the Ride London event in support of the Farm Africa charity, which helps farmers in Eastern Africa grow a secure food supply.

Ride London takes place on August 4, and the team is busy raising funds before setting off from the London 2012 Olympics Complex.

The 100-mile trip includes three challenging hill climbs.

Haworth, who led the Africa 100 fund-raising team to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in September for the charity, said Ride London would be a challenge but one he and the team were ready for.

He said: “We have been training, cycling routes in Warwickshire, and so we’re ready for what promises to be a great event.

“Having seen for myself some of the charity’s projects, I know how their approach, working with farmers to improve crop health, increase yields, and share their knowledge with other farmers, is really helping to increase food security where it matters most.”

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