Tarsus Technology Group, a leading distributor of IT hardware brands in Southern Africa has joined the Joburg2Kili for Qhubeka expedition as the headline sponsor.
The Joburg2Kili Expedition involves four South African adventure enthusiasts, Warrick and Camilla Kernes, Gareth Pickering and Derrick Fourie, who will be cycling Qhubeka Buffalo bicycles 4630km from Johannesburg to Moshi in Tanzania over a 10 week period to raise awareness and funds for the Qhubeka charity. Once in Moshi they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
As an avid cyclist himself and development champion, Miles Crisp, Group CEO of Tarsus Technology Group says, “We are pleased to be supporting the Joburg2Kili Expedition as they are helping to raise awareness for an amazing cause, Qhubeka, which provides bicycles to school children improving mobility and further boosting academic performance.”
The Joburg2Kili team will be departing on the 30th July 2016 and will be riding from South Africa up to Eastern Botswana to Victoria Falls in Zambia and then onwards to Lake Malawi. Here the team will ride along the Western shore of the lake as they head North into and across Tanzania to the town of Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. The cyclists will have a support crew following them in a Jeep Wrangler both for safety and to ensure they can carry sufficient supplies along the way.
The team will be riding an average of 100 kilometres a day over a 10 week period. Rest days are planned for every fifth or sixth day. The distance of each day depends on where the next suitable campsite is, the longest riding day on the single-speed Buffalo bicycles will be 136km.