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In 2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Royal Enfield 24 hour ‘Top to Tip’ sprint ride, the world’s oldest motorcycle company recreated the famous feat. They have …

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The Ebola outbreak has shown the devastating effects of a lack of transport on weak health systems in West Africa. Now, a new study by Stanford University has found that health workers who have well …

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Motorcycle fans raise £3,200 for Riders for Health at Motorcycle Live auction

23 November, 2014

Motorcycle fans raised £3,200 in just 30 minutes on the Blackhorse Stage at Motorcycle Live today in an auction hosted by Bennetts.  All of the money raised at the auction will be matched … read more

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Give the perfect MotoGP gift this Christmas!

18 November, 2014

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a MotoGP fan, Riders for Health is celebrating the end of the 2014 MotoGP season by auctioning 17 totally unique items of motorcycle racing … read more

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Ebola outbreak shows the need for reliable transport and strong health systems

14 November, 2014

Ebola is one of the biggest public health emergencies – not just in West Africa but in the world – and has shown how a lack of reliable transport makes health systems weak, with … read more

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Riders Blog

Our blog is a space for debate and discussion around development issues. Riders for Health staff share our expertise on strengthening health systems and the critical link that this plays in saving lives in Africa.

10 memorable moments from 2014!

22 December, 2014

2014 is nearly over, so we’ve been looking back at some of the highlights of our year – it’s been a great one and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing supporters!

Riding the #LastMile with Ross

This summer more than 80 supporters took to two wheels and joined comedian Ross Noble for a nationwide ride-out to MCN HQ. They came from far and wide, and took part in … read more

'You used to see people dying without getting results - since Riders it’s changed a lot’

03 December, 2014

Completely surrounded by South Africa, Lesotho is the only country in the world that lies entirely above 1,000m in elevation, with rough mountain tracks and poorly maintained roads leaving remote, rural communities isolated from regular health care.

Vast distances between health centres and laboratories meant that, until recently, the transportation of patient samples and results could take … read more

Four ways to make double the difference this week!

20 November, 2014

With just one week left of our appeal, here are four ways you can help us go the extra miles for mothers across Africa. All of the money we raise before 28th November will be matched by the UK government!

1.Buy a Secret Santa gift that saves lives

Why not give a life-saving gift this Christmas?  Buy a helmet for a health worker, a fortnights worth of fuel or a toolkit for a technician … read more

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