Every year Hundreds of Dolphins are accidentally killed or by Illegal fishing methods in the Srilankan waters. In December 2016, We will take on a cycling challenge hugging the western coastline from Colombo to Kalpitiya to raise awareness and funds for the Ocean Watch SL's Training Workshop for Kalpitiya Tourist Boat Owners. We really want to help educate people about the need to protect and take care of these gentle cetaceans and other marine mammals.
About Ocean Watch SL - . Ashan Seneviratne, of Little Adventures and conservation biologist, Ranil Nanayakkara, of BEAR (Biodiversity Education & Research) co-founded Ocean Watch Sri Lanka (OWSL), a not-for-profit environmental Volunteer group that works towards the protection of marine life and habitats in Sri Lanka.
WHY KALPITIYA - In the past couple of year’s evidence has come to light of Dolphin’s being killed either due to by catch or directly targeted in around Kalpitiya Sea’s. The awareness programme will be conducted through a Cycling Tour and to promote Eco Adventure Tourism activity to discover, preserve our scenic coastline & marine life. In the past, we met with many local operators, who indicated that they would warmly welcome a similar training workshop in their region.
THE CHALLENGE – The ride covers 160km over 2 days. Terrain would vary from Tarmac, concrete, Paved, Gravel & compact sand. We will ride close as possible to the western coast up to Norochcholai. Please help by joining the ride or donating to this great cause, all your donations do great things.
THE ITINEARERY – Dec 10 – 12, 2016.
1st Leg 10Dec – ETD 6am, Colombo to Negombo ETA 9am – 40KM
2nd Leg 10Dec – ETD 3pm Negombo to Chilaw ETA 6pm – 40KM
3rd Leg 17Sep – ETD 6am Chilaw to Norochcholai ETA 10am – 50KM
4th Leg 17Sep – ETD 3pm Norochcholai to Kalpitiya ETA 5pm – 30KM
MAKE A DONATION OR SPONSOR A RIDER - All donations / Sponsorships are gratefully received and do great things to allow Ashan and his team help fight Illegal killings & educate the public about protecting our oceans.
• Souvenir Cycling Jersey / T-shirt – Rs 2500.
• You can help by registering for the Ride (Only) and receive a souvenir Cycling Jersey / T-shirt – Rs 3500.
• Package Options for Rider support, Transport, Meals & Accommodation will be updated soon.
All participating rider must register before the 30th of November.
This event is a joint Partnership between Little Adventures & Evensta in aid and surport of "Ocean Watch SL" inititive.