Silicon Roundabout’s TechBikers raise over £60,000 for Room To Read

The charity bikers in Paris, photo credit Alex Blogg.

The charity bikers in Paris, photo credit Alex Blogg. - Credit: Archant

Over 70 TechBikers made the 200 mile slog from Paris to Silicon Roundabout raising over £60,000 to fund educational programmes in Asia and Africa.

The three day journey was made by cyclists from the Old Street Tech community, including representatives from Google Campus in Bonhill St, Yammer, Microsoft Ventures and BBC Worldwide Labs.

Eze Vidra, head of Google Campus who co-founded the charity last year, said: “The London start-up community through Tech Bikers wants to do our part to ensure universal primary education goals are met by 2015 and deserving children everywhere have access to quality education.

Last year’s ride raised enough funds to establish a school and two libraries in Nepal through donations to Room to Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

“We started as individuals in Paris but ended as a team in London,” added TechBikers co-founder Abe Choi.

“We are thrilled to see TechBikers growing and in turn doubling our donations to Room to Read.”