Ride Planet Earth Campaign and Vuelta Sudamericana
The intrepid Vuelta riders are on schedule to arrive in Quito next Sunday, 6th December. The end of their four month, 12000 km odyssey through South America will coincide with the Ride Planet Earth climate change campaign – which aims to raise awareness of global warming a day ahead of the summit in Copenhagen, where the most important climate change negotiations yet will begin.
“The time for talking is over.” said Kim Nguyen, Project Manager of the Ride Planet Earth campaign. “Our planet needs our help, we need to act now.”
Apart from experiencing the sheer joy, exhilaration and freedom that comes with crossing a continent by bicycle, one of the main goals of Tour d'Afrique as a company is to raise awareness of the damage being done to the environment through society’s increasing use of motorized transportation.
“Dangerous levels of CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of the use of cars worldwide play a large part in the global warming crisis.” said Tour d'Arfrique founder, Henry Gold. “We whole heartedly support Kim Nguyen and look forward to being a part of the Ride Planet Earth campaign when we roll into Quito on December 6th.”
To support the campaign, visit www.rideplanetearth.org