My name is Paul Sherwen and welcome to Pauls Peloton and our vision of Leading Humanity Forward through Cycling. Many of you know me as the voice of cycling in the English Speaking world and a past Tour de France bike rider. What you might not know is that I grew up in Uganda, I am a Ugandan Citizen and I am passionate about grassroots development, empowering the local people and showing you my Uganda and all that it has to offer.
No rider or team can win the Tour de France, without the support of the peloton, where all teams work together inorder to each have a chance at winning. Our approach to development, everyone working together at Pauls Peloton is the next natural step in my career, bringing together my love of cycling with my passion for Africa and helping the people of Africa.
When my friend Pat Montani started Bicycles for Humanity I immediately joined him, bikes change lives and to date, we have delivered over 155,000 bicycles to 13 African countries, with community health workers receiving over 45,00 bikes. Our Bicycle Empowerment Centre model has taught thousands how to service and support bikes and with 500 bikes in a container coming to a community, it greatly increases the healthcare support and the GDP of the entire region., plus it gives youth a chance to race bikes and develop new skills.
Efficient models that the local people want and that engage them are the key to success in Africa and all of the developing world. I learned it in business and Pat and I implemented it across all of Africa with with Bicycles for Humanity.
When governments started to increase the tax's to send containers of bikes, we could not afford the higher rates and asked the people what else they wanted, the answer, better healthcare, education and opportunity for their people. We then created iEmpowerment and delivered a turnkey health, education and opportunity program to thousands of communities in Africa, delivered completely by local community leaders inspired to create change.
Telling stories of Africa and cycling, sharing my love of travel and nature have been a passion of mine all my life. We would like to take you, your team of friends on an incredible African safari or a cycling trip to one of my friends villa's in Italy or Spain, where we can ride, cook and share stories of cycling, Africa and the Tour.
Pauls Peloton is about coming together, experiencing the best of Africa and world class safari's and cycling adventures. More than this, we hope our efficient productized, or Africanized approach to development inspires you to join us on this incredible journey and support our cycling, education and healthcare programs in Africa.
If you, your company, cycling club or association want me to be your spokesperson, or if you would just like to go to Africa with me or on a cycling adventure, just contact my friend Pat to find our more, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to explore Pauls Peloton and we hope you join me on an incredible adventure and see the Africa and cycling through my eye's.
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As a professional cyclist it takes dedication, hard work, an ability to think outside the box and sheer determination to keep going no matter what. This work ethic carried into my broadcasting career and today, Phil Liggett and I are recognized globally, as the best in the game in the English speaking world. When not broadcasting the last 30 years, I have been busy back in Africa running a variety of business's and programs to teach skills to a new generation of African leaders.
Giving back and helping those less fortunate gain a better life is very important to me. With my friend Pat Montani, who founded Bicycles for Humanity, with the goal of providing the gift of mobility a bicycle can provide to as many as possible. To date, our grassroots movement with no staff or overhead of any kind has delivered over 155,000 bicycles to 13 countries and our movement keeps growing. As governments increased tax's to ship bikes to Africa and not having the funds to cover the increases, we started iEmpowerment with the goal of helping provide better education, healthcare and opportunity for all and today, over 5000 communities including hundreds of Community Health Programs have benefited from this program.
Recently we started Paul Sherwen Classic Safari's to show people my Africa, my home and why I am so passionate about it. Pauls Peloton is the natural next step for me in cycling and in giving back and helping others, while introducing many more to the beauty of Africa and it's people.
With incredible programs like Bicycles for Humanity and iEmpowerment in place , proven and operation, these causes may lead to other opportunities to help you and your organization, gain greater awareness, exposure and association with causes that truly inspire, make a difference, while providing you with greater exposure and opportunity to do good globally.