Thursday, August 10, 2006

Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to the Computer Aid/CNET Cycle challenge Blog!

This site is intended to provide sponsors, friends and family with an update on how our training and fundraising is going for the big challenge next year.

As you might know Helen Cooke, Will Sturgeon and Andrew Donoghue are taking on a cycle challenge on 2 February 2007 to raise money for the IT charity Computer Aid. Computer Aid takes donated PCs and refurbishes them for use in developing countries which stops them ending up in landfill and provides much needed educational technology to schools and other organisations.

Our 400Km cycle from Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, to Lake Victoria, will cross some pretty rough terrain with temperatures over 30 degrees most of the time. But we think it’s going to be worth it as, with your help, we’re aiming to raise enough money to set up at least five computing centres in Kenyan schools. We’re hoping to raise £10,000 for this unique and important charity.

You can sponsor us quickly, easily and securely here:

Andrew (ZDNet UK) and Will ( are technology journalists and will be writing about the training and preparation for the trip, as well as trials and tribulations of the challenge itself on their respective sites.

If you want any more information on the challenge and why you should contribute send an email to: or visit

You can also find out why Computer Aid’s campaign to close the digital divide between developed and developing nation’s is so important at:


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