Do what you love. It’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given.
It’s why I quit my job in 2009 and spent 14 months cycling to Australia. And it’s also why, in 2011, I moved to Rwanda as the first Project Director of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, now Cricket Builds Hope.
I’m often asked why we take people cycling in Rwanda. “Transylvania, Greece, Italy, Spain and…. Rwanda?”
Well, one of the reasons is that I love the place, and I grew to love it when I spent two years living there in 2011-2013.
The product of my labour is the ground and pavilion seen in these images (although I left Rwanda long before construction was completed).
Now, all these years later, we always offer slow cyclists a visit to the ground and Captain Eric tells the wonderful, hopeful tale of how cricket came to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide.