Um das Projekt endgültig abzuschließen:
The global organization World Bicycle Relief partnered with pro cyclist Lachlan Morton, his team EF Education-EasyPost, Rapha and Cannondale to deliver 156 bicycles to a rural community in Cordoba, Colombia. Funds to pay for the bicycles were raised through Lachlan’s on-going fundraising campaign known as the “Alt Tour”.
Two schools in the San Pelayo municipality of the Mid-Sinu community received 156 Buffalo Bicycles on May 19 and 20th, thanks to a partnership with EF Pro Cycling, Rapha, and Lachlan. Lachlan’s global supporter base, known as “dot watchers,” grew Morton’s fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief during his Alt Tour last July, when he completed the Tour de France route fully self-supported.
These initial bicycles distributed represent just a portion of the $760,000+ raised as Morton rode every stage and transfer of the Tour de France, covering a distance of 5,500 km in just 18 days—beating the peloton to Paris. In addition, a prize draw for the Cannondale bike used by Lachlan on the Alt Tour raised an additional $31,000 for World Bicycle Relief.
A further 304 bicycles funded through the Alt Tour were delivered to students in Colombia this week. The remainder of the funds will be used to mobilize thousands of students throughout World Bicycle Relief's programs in Colombia as well as Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.