Over 30 years ago, together with her husband Barry and ex-rider Randy Mamola, Andrea Coleman started a charity aimed at improving healthcare in rural communities in Africa by using motorcycles as transport. Health workers were provided with vehicles and locals were turned into mechanics to sustain a safe and efficient operation. Coleman, who used to be a racer herself, was devastated to see the state of the roads and the difficulty health workers faced in reaching remote villages, and started the Riders for Health non-profit organization to address this. These days, Coleman heads the nonprofit organization Two Wheels for Life, which supports Riders while raising the funds needed to carry on the mission in Africa.
With no MotoGP action in 2020 so far, and any races which might take place probably behind closed doors, the charity connected to and relying on the championship and its spectators is suffering greatly. “Normally at this time of the MotoGP racing season we would have raised around £40,000 by making sure fans have exclusive experiences provided by Two Wheels for Life thanks to Dorna generosity, but currently this year we raised £2000 pounds”, Coleman said, speaking from her home in the UK.