A BURY St Edmunds company has given two fund-raisers a helping hand by donating bikes for a charity cycle ride to Rwanda.
Denny Bros has awarded £6,000 to sponsor two specialist bikes for Pete White and Pete Goodwin, who are part of the Cycle to Rwanda team.
They will ride 6,000 miles in 70 days from Bury to Rwanda to buy sports equipment and educational materials for 140 schools in the African country.
The team also includes Julian Claxton and support rider Neil Dyke. Mr White, 31, of Bury, said: “The bikes are the perfect mix of comfort, speed, reliability and practicality.”
Mr Goodwin, 28, of Colchester, added: “We cannot thank Denny Bros enough for their sponsorship.”
Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre will host the Rwandan Olympic and Paralympic teams at a pre-games training camp.
The cycle team is now looking for help with flights home from Kigali, Rwanda, camping equipment, cycling clothing, bike spares and tools as well as electronic and medical equipment. Anyone who can help should contact Pete Goodwin on 07545921630. To donate directly to the appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/cycletorwanda