Towcester Rotarian’s Indian fundraising adventure

Alex Cooke
Alex Cooke

A Towcester biker has taken to the roads of the Indian subcontinent to raise money for charity and celebrate Rotary International’s centenary.

Rotarian Alex Cooke successfully completed his 15-day motorcycle ride across southern India joining 15 other Rotarians from across the world.

The ride, which started in January this year was part of the Centennial celebrations of Rotary International, also raised funds for children’s charities.

Alex said: “The ride has been an extraordinary example of the power of Rotary, not only because it has already raised in excess of $50,000.

“It has helped to spread the word about Rotary to those who were not aware of the organisation, but also in true Rotary spirit it has provided an amazing cultural exchange between the visiting Rotarian motorcycle riders and the local Indian Rotarians and people.”

The 15 riders from seven different countries took 15 days to motorbike from Mysore to Ooty taking in a tiger reserve and temple visits.

Alex will split equally the over £1,000 raised by him for his two nominated charities, proVISION ASIA helping people with disabilites in Bangalore and Coram Life Education, Northamptonshire.