The Rotary Club in Nigeria is organising a series of biking events to mark World Polio Day and to raise funds for the fight against polio in Nigeria.
The country has the third highest rate of polio in the world after Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is estimated that $500 million is needed to eradicate the disease in Nigeria alone. The main sources of infection in Nigeria are in the northern states where all three serotypes of the wild polio virus are entrenched.
The Bike-A-Thon will start at 07.00 in Lekki at the Divine Mercy Catholic church and there are 5 km, 10 km and 50 kms rides. There will also be other events such as stunts and lectures on the prevention of polio.
Registration may be done online or at the starting point.