A number of A-List celebrities have joined The Ghana Grand Cycling tour on its final leg from Tema to the Independence Square.
King Promise, Lexis Bill, Yvonne Nelson, Abeiku Santana and K.O.D. are among the stars of song and screen who will saddle up for the last leg of the epic 1000km bike ride that started 10 days ago in Tumu.
The British High Commissioner, Iain Walker has pedalled his way across the country to highlight health and tourism issues.
995km done. Tomorrow: Accra.— Efo Kordzo Walker 🇬🇧🇬🇭🇹🇬🇧🇯 (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019
Ended our penultimate day cycling along the iconic Akosombo Dam: natural beauty, natural clean power. Grateful to Akim for our tour.
Now for some rest & re-energising - can’t think of anywhere better than @TheRoyalSenchi. #TheGhanaGrand 🚴💨🇬🇭🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/80seujdTgj
The Ghana Grand tour is however mainly towards the raising of funds for the Korle-Bu Burns Unit. Iain Walker on Twitter disclosed the team has raised ¢180,000 while touring the country.
Iain Walker and his team had peddled through shallow but rapid floodwaters after the waters of the Bagre Dam were suddenly spilt without warning.
The team experienced its most challenging day of riding while riding through the steep hills and valleys of the Dambai-Jasikan road, then the infamous potholes and craters on the 20km Jasikan-Hohoe stretch.
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Kojo Yankson travelled across the stretch with #TheGhanaGrand team and has more in the video report below:
The team ended the penultimate day cycling along the Akosombo Dam: natural beauty, natural clean power, Iain Walker wrote on Twitter.
Delighted to return to Akwamufie to pay my respects to my friend HM the @Akwamuhene.— Efo Kordzo Walker 🇬🇧🇬🇭🇹🇬🇧🇯 (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019
His fascinating museum brings centuries of their kingdom’s history to life. Truly memorable.#TheGhanaGrand🚴🏼♂💨🇬🇭🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/MStUy7vFFs
Actor, John Dumelo, drove all the way out to Senchi in the Eastern Region to start the final day of riding alongside the British Emissary.
Other celebrities, who are preparing to join The Ghana Grand tour team at Tema, have been tweeting about the bike ride and expressing their support.
Thanks to @hocyclingclub for joining the first 10km of our ride this morning.— Efo Kordzo Walker 🇬🇧🇬🇭🇹🇬🇧🇯 (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019
We formed the biggest peloton of #TheGhanaGrand 🚲💨🇬🇭🇬🇧 so far. A great bunch of people, blessed with the best environment for cycling: some hills, some flat, quiet roads.
Will be back soon! pic.twitter.com/keV9nRiTqJ