Suzuki MotoGP star Alvaro Bautista has confirmed that he will be joining participants on the 2011 Riders for Health Experience Africa adventure ride.

The unique motorcycle journey, which takes place next November, not only provides participants with a life-changing adventure, but also raises money to save lives in Africa.

"I am so pleased to be taking part in this amazing adventure to Zambia with Riders for Health next year," said Bautista. "I have been a supporter of Riders for Health for a long time and I can't wait to see the work that they are doing. The riding will be fantastic, and everyone who signs up and comes along to help raise money for Riders for Health will have an incredible time."

As well as visiting game parks and the Victoria Falls, adventurers will see how Riders for Health is working with outreach health workers and using reliable motorcycles to reach even the most isolated villages with health care.

Adventurers will visit clinics, ride with health workers and spend time in communities, seeing how thousands of lives have been transformed by motorcycles.

13-time grand-prix winner and co-founder of Riders for Health, Randy Mamola, visited Lesotho last year and is looking forward to Zambia in 2011.

"Last year I had the most incredible ten days riding in the wonderful country of Lesotho and now I am looking forward to visiting Zambia," said the American. "It is amazing to see that the machine that gives us all so much pleasure - the motorcycle - is having such a huge impact on people's lives in Africa. The Riders for Health Experience Africa ride is sure to be a life changing experience.'

There will only be a limited number of places on the ride, full details of which will be announced soon. Email experienceafrica@riders.org or visit www.riders.org/experienceafrica.aspx to register your interest.

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