Riders journey to India for charities

jalori pass himalayas

Published on 11 October 2016 by Robert Drane

Three motorcyclists from Stroud are preparing to embark on a 1,400 kilometre journey for charity.

Rodda Thomas, Steve Smith and Russ Clarke will be leaving for India on October 21, where they will ride 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) from Amritsar to New Delhi. The journey will take nine days and will take the trio through the famous 3125-metre-high Jalori Pass in the Himalayian foothills. They will face difficult roads and extreme temperatures.

They are each raising money for a different charity and have already raised a total of £15,000 together.

Rodda is raising money for Save the Children. Steve, whose son was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, is raising money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Russ, who lost his father Chris Clarke to a brain tumour in 2003, is raising money for Brain Tumour Research.

Speaking to the Stroud News and Journal, Rodda said: “We’re looking forward to the riding but the important part of this trip is to raise money and awareness for the charities that we are supporting.”

You can sponsor Steve, Russ or Rodda by following the links below:

For advice on riding at charity events, click here to read our guide.


Image of the view from the Jalori Pass by Sankara Subramanian [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons