With L'ETAPE MOROCCO by TOUR DE FRANCE running its first event in 2019, which is likely to become the major cyclosportive in Morocco, we have decided that the 2019 Marrakech Atlas Etape (MAE) was the last. I (Mike McHugo) participated in the L'ETAPE MOROCCO this year (2019) and it was exceptionally well run, as you would expect from the pedigree of the organisers.
We have decided to concentrate our efforts on running our very personal (maximum 15 participants) week-long cycling event Route 666 for those that want an exceptional and enjoyable cycling event in Morocco, whilst raising funds for Education For All.
The purpose of the Marrakech Atlas Etape was always about raising funds for Education For All, which provides the opportunity of a secondary education for girls from the rural Atlas Mountains. Whilst many individual participants raised funds through sponsorship, the number of participants in the MAE never grow in the way that we had hoped to make it a viable fundraising event for EFA, its raison d'être.
We very much hope that participants in L'ETAPE MOROCCO will decide to raise funds for Education For All via a justgiving fundraising page.
Whilst the Marrakech Atlas Etape ends, Education For All goes from strength to strength and in 2019 saw:
Thank you to everyone who has supported and/or participated in the Marrakech Atlas Etape and Education For All.
Mike McHugo and All at Education For All and The Marrakech Atlas Etape