These are now being ridden by health professionals to reach at least 20,000 people - women and children with vital health care -bed nets to prevent malaria, pre and postnatal care, vaccines and many more life saving interventions.
We provided 60 sets of helmets, boots, gloves, jackets & trousers plus riding armour and 65 sets of thermal gear for those working in mountainous Lesotho. It is vital that we ensure all health workers & motorcycle-couriers are safe and comfortable when working.
This year, we have created a compassionate fund to help the families of Riders for Health staff who are in great need. This year the funds were used to support two orphaned children whose father, a sample motorcycle-courier in Lesotho lost his life while at work despite our constant commitment to road safety.
These digital trackers monitor the use of ambulances to ensure they are serviced at the right point drastically reducing breakdowns. The trackers also make sure drivers and patients are safe in remote areas.
Throughout the year we funded vital training and courses. Courses included rider and driver training, and courses in digital skills, handling medical and vehicle data, and mechanical training for fleet technicians. We also funded the 2022 Management Council.
We couldn’t ensure that vital healthcare reaches vulnerable communities in Africa without all the fundraising activities we run throughout the year. From Day of Champions at Silverstone, to running paddock experiences and auctions, and selling our shop. And not forgetting your donations and fundraisers! Read about some of our biggest recent successes below.
Dorna Sports, FIM, IRTA, MotoGP™ & WorldSBK
A special mention goes to the organisers, the riders and the entire racing fraternity within MotoGP™ & WorldSBK who made each event and fundraising initiative possible with their continued generosity and loyalty to our cause.
Day of Champions returned after a two-year absence and once again kickstarted the Monster Energy British MotoGP™. Our flagship event, combined with various fundraising activities over the weekend at Silverstone raised a grand total of £206,550!
Riders for Health, Two Wheels for Life and Yamaha riders and team members in The Gambia in November this year.
This year we joined forces with Yamaha Motor Europe by signing a three-year partnership to raise funds to support the Riders for Health, The Gambia programme. Our first prize draw saw one lucky winner take home a Yamaha Ténéré World Raid motorcycle and riding experience, plus three more joining the winner to ride with Yamaha Rally Raid team riders, Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarres. The total was just short of €30k.
Yamaha Factory Racing also donated work clothing for the Riders for Health programme in Lesotho.
The rally spec Yamaha Ténéré that was the main prize of our 2022 Yamaha prize draw.
We were delighted to attend several motorcycling events throughout the year, including Malle Mile, Adventure Bike Rider Festival and Motorcycle Live to not only fundraise, but also raise awareness of what we do. We also became an official charity partner of the Africa Eco Race which saw us gain new interest in th world of rally racing.
Thanks to everybody who we spoke to and who supported us in their own way.
Volunteers, Wendy Gibson, Amanda Boote, Wendy Boote and John Boote.
It’s quite simple, Two Wheels for Life fundraising and events would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers (Two Wheels family).
If you’re one of them, THANK YOU, we couldn’t do what we do without you!
Awards and recognition
Two Wheels for Life and Harley-Davidson staff with the biggest HOG fundraisers from 2021 went to pick up their award!
Two Wheels for Life won the Third Sector Awards for Best Corporate Partnership of the Year (Small) for our 2021 campaign with Harley-Davidson and the H.O.G chapters.
The campaign was recognised for being a fantastic marriage of organisations, with their shared love of motorcycles.
Both Two Wheels for Life and Harley-Davidson were honoured to receive the award and be recognised for the hard work we, and particularly, all of the Harley-Ownership Group members put in to achieving the almost €50k that the project raised.
Thank you and see you next year!
Finally, we would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who have supported us in 2022.
We also send best wishes to and send our great admiration to our colleagues across Africa who make sure the funds we raise are used to get healthcare to those who need it most, no matter how remote.
We hope you all have a wonderful end to the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Message from our CEO
I'd like to offer a huge thank you to everybody who's supported us in 2022. Whether you've donated, fundraised, volunteered, come to our events or bought in our shop.
It's been a great year for us in MotoGP™ and WorldSBK. We've been so pleased to see motorsport beginning to return to normal. We are also delighted with the first year of our Yamaha Motor partnership that has seen fantastic fundraising and new relationships in the world of rally. We also had the opportunity to visit the Riders for Health Gambia programme, taking the Yamaha racing team to see the great work that's being done on the ground by motorcycle health workers.
Thank you! It wouldn't have been so enjoyable or successful without you.
Wishing you and your family as well as families across the world, a healthy and happy New Year.
Andrea Coleman CEO Two Wheels for Life
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