Cycle South Africa 2017

Transaid’s next African cycle challenge will take place on 10-19th March 2017 and promises to be an incredible ride through a truly stunning area of South Africa. Participants will cycle a total of 450km over the course of 5 days, from the Western Cape to Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost point of South Africa. This is a fantastic opportunity to complete a challenging (and highly rewarding) ride in beautiful surroundings, whilst raising valuable funds for Transaid’s ongoing programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The last African challenge, Cycle Tanzania 2015, raised a staggering £133,000 for Transaid- let’s see if we can raise even more this time!

Cycle South Africa 2017 is the latest in a long line of cycling challenges in support of Transaid. Every 12 to 18 months, up to 30 participants take on the challenge of mountain biking across some of the most rural parts of Africa. Previous challenges have included Cycle Uganda, Cycle Malawi, Cycle Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro to the Ngorongoro, Cycle Kenya and Cycle Madagascar.

Here’s what one our previous participants said:

“Riding for Transaid in Africa: what a thrill! It will leave with me unforgettable memories. The experience is amazing on so many levels. It puts all the fundraising hard work into perspective and makes you feel great about what you have achieved back home. Cycling on the roads and tracks of Africa allows you to truly connect with local people, and to get a glimpse of the challenges they face with transport towards a healthy, prosperous future. You directly experience beautiful, breath-taking nature and landscapes that previously only David Attenborough could show you. You also learn so much about yourself, digging deep into the muscle and will power, and relying on the support of great teammates and organisers to get you up the hills.

I have loved every moment of the journey and would recommend the experience to anyone!” – Cycle Madagascar and Cycle Uganda participant.

Registration for Cycle South Africa has now closed, with 40 riders signed up! If you would like to register your interest for Transaid’s next European challenge, London to Paris in September 2017, please contact Harry