A LOGISTICS consultant and director from Wokingham is gearing up to cycle hundreds of miles across Zambia, despite recently undergoing knee surgery.

Dave Howorth, 57, is one of 43 riders who are set to ride 480km from the Zambian capital Lusaka to the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean border later this month.

He is hoping to help raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for industry charity Transaid, an international development charity, supported by the logistics and transport industry, to improve and save the lives of people in sub-Sharan African countries.

Dave, who completed a ride through South Africa for the charity in 2017, said: "I’ve made this even more of a challenge for myself after I tore the cartilage in my knee a few weeks ago. I’ve had to rest up for a bit, which means I’ve been way behind with my training, but I’m back on the bike now and should soon be match-fit.

"Transaid is a very good cause, helping people in the poorest, remotest parts of Africa, and it feels great to be giving to those in need through the industry in which I’ve worked all my life. We’re aiming to raise even more than we did in South Africa, and are hoping to gather donations from throughout the transport and logistics industry and beyond.”

Neil Powell, Managing Director of The NX Group which is sponsoring Dave, said: “Dave is undertaking a momentous challenge, especially after hurting his knee, and we’re very proud to be supporting him in his efforts. Transaid is a great charity that represents the best of our industry, and we wish him and his fellow riders all the best.”

To support Dave visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dave-sue-howorth