LifeCycle Challenge


LifeCycle Kidney Research Program

The spectrum of renal diseases is very wide. Kidney problems can present acutely in a previously healthy individual or can present when the problem has been present for a few months or years. With acute presentations the insult may be reversible and the renal function may return to normal. When the renal insufficiency becomes long-term, we use the term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD).

The Final Ride!

That’s it! After 1850km, 250km of which was intense off-road, the brave cyclists have done it! 8 out of 12 initial cyclists completed the Foster Clark’s LifeCycle challenge with 4 dropping out due to fatigue or injury. They conquered Kenya and Tanzania and we are proud to have had all 12 participate in the challenge. […]

Day 9: The Long Ride Home!

The day before last of the Foster Clark’s LifeCycle Challenge. Things should surely be getting easier by now, normally as challenges reach their end and people get tired distances get shorter and conditions better. Not on this challenge however. The cyclists faced a day of over 240km which is long on the best day, in […]

Days 7 & 8: Nearer the Finishline

The past two days of the Foster Clark’s LifeCycle Challenge have proven that even though they near the end of their epic journey, the cyclists cannot let their guard down. In total the cyclists have traversed 394km through Tanzania in the past two days alone, 193km yesterday and 201km today. Yesterdays ride, the seventh day […]

Day 5 & 6 – Deeper into the Tanzanian Wilderness

Day 5 started early as they set off for their first full ride in Tanzania. The harsh African terrain has taken a toll on bikes with morning maintenance being more common and taking longer. They began with a harsh climb up the Kilimanjaro foothills, a climb that took the cyclists 7000 feet up. The tough […]