In this episode I talk with Ross Burrage about the Masaka Cycling Club Foundation.
Ross is the host of the Hidden Athlete podcast (listen here) and is a keen ultra cyclist. He's also a humanitarian and over the past couple of years has been supporting cyclists in Uganda.
Southern Uganda is one of the poorest regions on earth and is home to the first known case of HIV, a disease that destroyed generations. It boasts some extraordinary cycling talent, yet they have no equipment to showcase their abilities, and are suppressed by poverty and corruption.
The Masaka Cycling Club Foundation has been created to enable cycling fans and humanitarians from all over the world to support cyclists in this region. In doing so you have the ability to free them from the barrier of poverty and help them chase their cycling dreams.
Some of the riders recently took part in the Migration Gravel Race in Kenya and finished in the top 10, which is an amazing result. I spoke with Ross before the race so you can find out about how they prepared and what the project is aiming to achieve.
If you'd like to follow the club or donate you can find out more on their website , Instagram or Facebook.
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