We've teamed up with Dan Brammeier's Africa Kit Appeal to be a drop off destination for this brilliant cause...
In January 2016 Matt Brammeier - professional cyclist for team Dimension Data, and multiple Irish National Road Champ - launched the Africa Kit Appeal. The idea is to ask cycling enthusiasts around the globe to donate their unwanted cycing kit to local drop off points - the cycling kit will be collected by us and used to help young African cyclists realize their goal one day of joining their national team.
Matt was inspired by Rwandan team mate, Adrian Niyonshuti's, bicycle academy back home and his incredible achievements, despite the Rwandan genocide. The potential of Rwandan cyclists is immense, but so to the need for support.
The publics response has been incredible and the appeal has received hundreds of items sponsored in the first few weeks. The early indications are that they will be able to collect thousands (even tens of thousands). Your return on donating is that you will have the incredible opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of deserving Africans and inspire the next generation of African cyclists - and who knows possibly play a part in creating the first African Grand Tour winner!
There has already been support from pro team cyclists such as Dan Martin, Daniel McClay, Lars van de Haar, Paul Voss and Rory Sutherland and are expecting a great number of others to join.
The support for individuals, corporates and professionals has been unbelievable and we can definitely see us being able to help other African countries such as Ethiopia and Eritrea!
You can make a difference!
All you need to do is bring your kit to G!RO to drop off, and we will do the rest. Thank you very much!
"Our mission is to provide the kids of our supported African countries with the cycling apparel they need, not only will this enable the current cyclists to fulfil their full potential, dreams & ambitions but we hope we can also introduce some new faces into the world of cycling, a world that we love."