I am doing a fundraising event for WWF Tigers fund and Terminally Ill
children through the Rainbow Trust.
The event is to ride a Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycle through Southern India
for seven days from dawn to dusk. It is going to be very demanding, Indian
traffic is not exactly well organised, the roads are normally in a terrible
conditions with potholes, stretches of dirt road, crazy bus and truck
drivers and holy cows wandering around on the road. On top of that, the
gears and brakes are reversed on a Royal Enfield. The gear shift is on the
right and the back brake is on the left. Might not sound like much, but when
you ride a motorcycle a lot is done on reflexes, especially in emergency
situations. So with the chaotic Indian traffic this will be rather
The motorcycle that I am going to ride will afterwards be donated to Indian
park rangers through WWF Tiger project and used to patrol the large Tiger
reserves and catch poachers. The royal Enfield is produced in India, based
on an English 50's design, so easy to maintain for the park rangers, which
is important. The remaining money will be split between WWF Tiger projects
and The Rainbow Trust fund http://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/,
Trust helps families of terminally ill children in Britain.
There are 100 bikers taking part in the event which will donate the 100
bikes to the park rangers and raise around a quarter of a million pounds for
these charities. The charity event is organised by Enduro India
Donation details can be found on my fundraising website
where money can be donated by
creditcard, on a pledge form directly to Enduro India or by check to me. US
dollar, Pound sterling and Danish Kroner accepted.
Thanks in advance for your support.