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Tristan Ridley

Cycling 100,000 kilometres around the world

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hey, I'm Tristan. I'm aiming to cycle 100,000 kilometres around the world, solo and unsupported, through 100 countries on six continents, in a journey that will take more than five years to complete. [/p][p]I've teamed up with [b]Build Africa[/b], an amazing UK charity working to fight poverty in Kenya and Uganda using education to combat inequality. Having already cycled through some incredibly poor regions I have seen first-hand the huge uphill battle that many people face to claw their way up to a proper standard of living and to lead healthy, happy lives.[/p][p]Build Africa focuses on educating children and empowering communities to give them a real chance at a better life. I’m raising money for a project in Masindi, a rural district in Western Uganda; working with five severely disadvantaged schools which are in urgent need of support. [/p][p]In order to do this, [b]I’m asking for your help.[/b] In becoming a [b]distance based sponsor[/b] you’ll be part of something bigger, and you’ll know that you helped transform an entire community. On my way south through Africa I will be visiting some of the schools in Masindi and I’ll be making videos so you can see for yourself the wonderful ways in which, with your help, Build Africa can work together with these communities to overcome the barriers of poverty and inequality. [/p][p]My fundraising is based on tiny donations for every 10 kilometres cycled, collected every time I reach another 10,000 kilometres. A penny for every 10 km doesn’t sound like much, but that’s £10 every 10,0000 km, something I’ll probably hit about once every six months. Over the course of five years and 100,000 kilometres, we[i] can[/i] change people's lives.[/p][p]Leave your email when you donate and I’ll be in touch every time I hit another 10,000 km (I’ll still be out there, plodding away..) with an update on what I’ve been up to as well as a word from the fantastic team at Build Africa. Rather than just throwing in a quick donation, I want you to be a part of this journey so that when we succeed you will have that amazing warm fuzzy feeling knowing that together we really made a difference. Of course, even a one time donation is much appreciated, and still goes a long way.[/p][p]Thank you so much for your support![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2023


Oct 6, 2019

Stephen and Annemarieke Golding

Hi Tristan, we enjoyed meeting you with the Prews and listening to your talk. Good luck with your South American leg of the trip and with raising your money target.


Aug 14, 2019

Sarah and Louis

Great to hear that you saw such good work being done by Build Africa. Congrats on almost reaching the end of Africa! Stay safe and keep having fun as you continue on this extraordinary journey. Xx


Jun 11, 2019

Muthaiga Country Club

Event at Muthaiga country Club on 3 May 2019


Jun 8, 2019

Mountain Club of Kenya

Good luck with the rest of the trip & thanks for sharing your story with the MCK!


Jun 4, 2019

Billy Evans

Keep killing it out there my man! You're an inspiration to us all (or at least me haha). All the best and stay safe!


May 19, 2019

Cam Woodsum


May 4, 2019

Mathaiga Country Club, Nairobi

Cash raised at the Mathaiga Club, Nairobi, from a talk given by Tristan. 17,000 KES.


Apr 30, 2019

Steve B

Nice Jordan video! Have a safe and successful trip. Came to you via Bikepacking.com

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Apr 29, 2019


Came accross your adventures on bikepacking.com. Amazing trip and for a great cause. Keep safe and keep pedalling!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid