Banker to ride 7,000 miles for the kids

If city boys, red braces and consumer capitalism make your blood boil then read on, it might just cheer you up…

Franco Mancini, a 39-year-old financial adviser, has put his city of London job on hold to ride from Siena to Kathmandu, work in an orphanage and raise £40,000 on the way.

He’s aiming to cover 7,000 miles on his 2004 Honda XL650V Transalp, taking in 15 different countries including Kyrgyzstan and China.

He’ll be updating his progress with a handy phone app linked directly to his Facebook page.

If you’d like to donate to Child Action Nepal on his behalf you can visit either of the following links:

http://www.childactionnepal.org.uk/franco.htm
http://www.justgiving.com/Francoschallenge

And if you’d like to wish “Arrivederci” to Franco in person, aim to be in Siena at 12.30 on Monday 13th September.

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Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel