Ride for Life 2010
Join seven Internet contest winners as the participate in the Super Tenere Ride for Life 2010, an event hosted by Riders for Health.
Guided by Yamaha Dakar star Helder Rodrigues (4th in Dakar 2010), the seven riders of different nationalities rode from the Portuguese capital Lisbon down to the North African coast, and through Morocco towards their final destination, the exotic and ancient city of Marrakesh.
At the end of the ride that was more than 2100km long, Yamaha donated five Super Teneres to Riders for Health. They will also include a package of replacement parts, which will ensure three years of perfect operation in the severe African climate.
Riders for Health has chosen to operate these five motorcycles in the Eastern province of Zambia. These motorcycles will help to improve the delivery of health care in rural communities by ensuring the efficient detection and diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases.
Riders for Health ensures health care workers in Africa always have access to a vehicle which never breaks down, no matter how harsh the conditions. Training health care workers to ride safely and carry out daily checks on their vehicle means they can deliver health care, reliably, to even the remotest community.
Their programs of regular maintenance by skilled technicians and ensuring all of the people that work in Riders’ programs are nationals of the countries concerned, means they are creating a practical and sustainable approach to health care delivery in Africa.