The Blantyre Blast 2023

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Date 15 August 2023

Distance: 25 miles.

Date: The Cycle Challenge Festival 2nd September 2023 Time: 11 am – 3 pm.

Location: David Livingstone Birthplace, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, G72 9BY.

The David Livingstone Birthplace team has decided to Pedal for Poverty in the name of vulnerable women and girls imprisoned in poverty in collaboration with EMMS International in Malawi and Nepal. The Birthplace team chose a distance of 25 miles to represent the Blantyre Blast, a cycling route between Blantyre and Glasgow, to reflect David, who routinely walked between Blantyre and Glasgow on Friday nights to visit family and return on Monday morning for his lectures.

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Four Nations Cycle Challenge: Pedal 4 Poverty

Join us on 2nd September 2023 between 11 am and 3 pm to help create a beautiful festival experience while helping individuals living in poverty in Malawi and Nepal. This year also celebrates the 150th anniversary of David's death and our living legacy to David Livingstone.

Bring your bike or use the station bike on the grounds. No one is left behind, including children. Visit the museum and discover more about David Livingstone for a special price of £5 per adult and free for children under 17. The visit also involves quizzes, navigation science, object handling, and crafts. You could also have the opportunity to speak with our knowledgeable guides about specific areas or objects.

Tea Gathering - Choose your station for a cup of tea – Malawi or Nepal. You may learn about everyday cultures, try a sample tea from Nepal and Malawi and enjoy local delicacies.

Hope to see you all!

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Also, see more postings in the David Livingstone Birthplace Project Blog.

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We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

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Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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