Paul's Peloton Leading Africa Forward through Cycling
Hi, I'm Paul Sherwen, most of you know me as the voice of the Tour de France along with that of Phil Liggett. what you might not know is that since the age of 7, I have lived in Uganda and I am a Ugandan citizen and grew up in Karamoja. As an ex-professional bike racer I understand the value of a bicycle so 12 years ago, I joined Pat and the rest of the Bicycles for Humanity team and we set about helping many in Africa enjoy the gift that the mobility of a bicycle can provide. Pat and I have focused on Karamoja, in Northern Uganda, a place I spent a lot of time in my youth.
Karamoja and cycling are both very important to me and I believe that both should Lead Africa forward. we have created Paul's Peloton to help build a strong team to support us as we move forward to make this happen. Thanks to David Kinjah and the Safari Simbaz cycling program, we are bringing both together with cycling events in both Karamoja and Kenya, while growing the Simbaz program across not only Kenya, but also Karamoja.
We invite everyone in the cycling world globally to join us on this incredible journey to lead Africa forward
Bicycles for Humanity, with no staff or overhead of any kind., just a volunteer base that believed that a bicycle can make a difference delivered over 155,000 bikes to 11 African countries through it's global chapter base of volunteers. This was achieved by simply pointing out the need and providing a templated approach to allow anyone to join in and make a difference.
With Paul's Peloton, we are taking the same approach, engaging the local cycling enthusiasts, providing templates to all and a program that allows African Cyclingprograms like the Safari Simbaz to not only realize their cycling goals, but they can now reach every person in their community with a world class education, healthcare and opportunity program as well. Doing good, while improving and excelling in your sport, with a foundation of integrity and understanding of what it takes to help all including sponsors to achieve their goals as a grassroots movement is a winning combination. The ability to add tremendous value, helping others with a fluid viral program, delivers tremendous value to all the team's and their sponsors. This templated approach will help cycling teams not only in Africa, but globally expand awareness and opportunity for all.
Create new ways to help your community, attract sponsors and build a network of clubs globally to support your club and community. The 2 key Paul's Peloton programs are as follows:
The iEmpowerment program focused on helping get new cycling clothing to your club while extending education and healthcare to all in their community.
The Bicycles for Humanity partnering program helping clubs build relationships with clubs , individuals and corporations globally to help them get whole containers of bicycles through the BEC Program.
We encourage every cycling club in the developed world to join us on this journey and help a cycling program in Africa take the next steps forward to success and empowerment for all.