The Ghana Grand tour: Celebs join UK High Commissioner for final lap

The Ghana Grand tour: Celebs join UK High Commissioner for final lap
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 18-08-2019 Time: 11:08:28:am

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 Ghana Grand tour

The British High Commissioner, Iain Walker has pedalled his way across the country to highlight health and tourism issues.

995km done. Tomorrow: Accra.

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 πŸš΄πŸ’¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pic.twitter.com/80seujdTgj

— Efo Kordzo Walker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡― (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019

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.

Iain Walker on tour
Read more: Day 2 of ‘The Ghana Grand’ tour: Iain Walker walks through rapid floodwaters

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.

Read more: Ghana Grand conquers most difficult terrain

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.

His fascinating museum brings centuries of their kingdom’s history to life. Truly memorable.#TheGhanaGrand🚴🏼‍β™‚πŸ’¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pic.twitter.com/MStUy7vFFs

— Efo Kordzo Walker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡― (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019

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.


The Ghana Grand tour

Tema cruising#TheGhanaGrand πŸš²πŸ’¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§@johndumelo1 @19tmb pic.twitter.com/scYJnbjlzV

— Efo Kordzo Walker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡― (@walkeriain) August 18, 2019

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.

Great to be cycling this morning with @walkeriain, the Australian high commissioner to Ghana and the entire team! #TheGhanaGrand pic.twitter.com/ODDSeiGHpv

— MrDumelo (@johndumelo1) August 18, 2019

Thanks to @hocyclingclub for joining the first 10km of our ride this morning.

We formed the biggest peloton of #TheGhanaGrand πŸš²πŸ’¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 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

— Efo Kordzo Walker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡― (@walkeriain) August 17, 2019