Wave 105’s charity Cash for Kids is giving its supporters the chance to take on Madagascar in a ‘once in a lifetime’ challenge to raise funds for disadvantaged children across the south.

In May 2015, a team of 30 individuals will cycle 450km through the National Parks of Madagascar, to raise much needed charity funds. The cycle will see the group take part in a five day ride across the north east of the island, where they’ll get to explore tropical fruit plantations, paddy fields, highland villages, dusty red earth off-road trails and coastal paths.

Four-time expedition leader and Wave 105 morning show presenter, Mark Collins, said: “Having previously led groups through the Sahara Desert, South East Asia and the Inca Trail in Peru, this year is set to be one of the most challenging so far.

“I’m looking forward to experiencing this wonderful island where most of its mammals, half of its birds and the majority of its plants exist nowhere else on earth.”

Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, comments: “This will no doubt be the trip of a lifetime! Our intrepid explorers are raising money for disadvantaged children, and whilst they will experience some very tough terrains, they’ll also get to see some amazing and beautiful landscapes.

“Huge thanks to our wonderful charity supporters that are going to take part. They’ve all been doing lots of cycling to prepare themselves for the different terrains and the microclimates.”

Wave 105 Cash for Kids supports local children, under the age of 18 who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged. Since its launch in November 2008, the charity has helped to raise over one million pounds.

For more information about Wave 105 Cash for Kids, upcoming events, or other ways to get involved with fundraising please visit: www.wave105.com/charity/