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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF SOLIDARITY

300km on a mountain bike in Africa

Ride Sierre Leone
From 9th to 16th of November 2019 & April 2020 | Sierra Leone

WHAT IS IT?

A human adventure, a sporting challenge which has an impact

Where love for sports unites people and makes a difference.

RuntheWorld and Street Child present the cycling challenge of 300km by Street Child in West Africa, in Sierra Leone. For the first time this year, an unforgettable experience awaits you.

As well as experiencing countries and cultures different to your own, you will discover a parallel reality full of surprises and emotions.

In tropical surroundings, you will discover the projects of one of the more active NGOs in the area, you will meet a new group of friends united by the same cause- that is one experience that no cyclist would want to miss.

It is not about the destination, it is about the journey. Street Child’s Ride in Sierra Leone is for experienced cyclists, given that they will cycle around 80km a day. Come alone, with your partner or your colleagues. At whatever scale you want, transform it into a collective or even a corporate challenge. We offer you a complete package which covers the greatest costs of your stay. What will make a real difference is the fundraising campaign that you will do around your experience.

Your goal: raise 1500€ of donations in support of your trip. Street Child will help you advertise this fantastic event and you will see the positive impact in person.

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

The Experience

A united, supportive group overcoming challenges to contribute to change. This is what it feels like pedalling for Street Child in Sierra Leone. Now, you can live it and dive into a trip which will change you forever.

WHAT ARE THE SOLIDARITY PROJECTS?

The Cause

The Challenge

The route crosses through Sierra Leone, so the ground varies throughout the trip. The road surfaces are a mixture of hard paths, made of mud and tarmac. In a part of the challenge, you can expect very flat roads with slight ups and downs. You will travel through difficult terrain, on roads made of clay. Street Child works in association with a local cycling shop to get the bikes in Bo, at the start of the trip; The bikes will be hybrid mountain bikes. It's also important for you to know you will be fully supported throughout your ride by our excellent local mechanic and an experienced medic.

The Impact

Participants of the challenge will work together with Street Child to fundraise and support the children before (80%), during the trip (20%). The goal is to secure €1500 per participant and above all, raise awareness of the work that Street Child does. When you are there, you will have the opportunity to see the beauty of Africa and to get to know and help the local community. And they can help you too. You will visit tropical virgin beaches, green landscapes with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and you will get to know a new culture and new friends. In summary, a lot of laughter!

THE ITINTERARY

7 days of travel - 4 of them cycling

Day 1

After landing in Freetown, Sierra Leone, you will be welcomed by the Street Child staff and will travel to Bo. Today is the day to choose your bike and visit the project. Your first morning in Sierra Leone will consist of getting to know the local Street Child team. We will assign you a bicycle and our incredible local mechanic, Karim, will prepare everything for you to start the craziest bike ride of your life. You will take part in an informative initiation and security session by the Street Child team before your first visit to one of the projects in Bo.

Day 2

From Bo to Yele | Distance: 80km

On your first day of cycling you will head out from Bo towards Yele and will include a project visit en route. Cycle on hard-packed mud roads. On arrival in Yele, you’ll be greeted by the village chief and the local community. You will sleep in basic accommodation, sufficient for regaining energy to continue the adventure.

Day 3

From Yele to Makeni | Distance: 72km

Head out from Yele to Makeni, enjoy really quiet, lightly undulating rural roads. That night you’ll stay with the local community hosted in the home of one of the locals.

Day 4

From Makeni to Kamakwie | Distancia: 92km

You’ll start day 4 with a project visit in Makeni before cranking it up a gear to cycle on hilly and challenging terrain with views of Makeni’s beautiful mountain range. You will be staying in basic accommodation.

Day 5

From Kamakwie to Kambia | Distance: 108km

The longest day in the saddle but definitely the most magical. Starting at the crack of dawn, you’ll ride through the northernmost chiefdoms towards the finish line in Kambia.

Day 6

You have now completed the challenge. Today you can relax on the beach. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful sands of Tokeh beach. You deserve it!  You can also choose to extend your trip further and stay at the stunning coastal retreat of Tokeh beach on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 7

Now it’s time to say goodbye. Today you will prepare to fly home from Lungi airport and reflect on this unique life adventure. 

TESTIMONIALS

Those who have already had the experience

From Nepal to Guatemala, through Madagascar and Sierra Leone, they share their experiences.

Traveling and being part of an altruist community, passion for sports and willing to share experience and life purpose is like dream come true. The days were hard work but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
IRINI KOURTI
ANESTHETIST
Cycling through the beautiful landscapes whilst also meeting people experiencing some of the biggest difficulties of Sierra Leone was an impressive challenge. My highlight was peacefulness of the villages, characterised by incredible starlit skies.
Philip Johnson
BUSINESS ANALYST
.I think the last few days have been some of the most amazing I have ever had... Seeing all the good work Street Child is doing, speaking with the kids benefitting & understanding how the community feels about the work, is very moving.
OLIVER JACKSON
RUNNER

WHICH PACKAGES DO WE OFFER?

Live the experience for €720

Reserve your place and launch your fundraising campaign

YOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Share with your friends and reach your target of €1500.

 

Street Child doesn’t make any profit on the organization of your visit. Without even meeting you, will be the best ambassador for all of the programs that you are going to visit. You can create a fundraising page and talk about your visit with those around you or you can make a donation directly to the association. Ask us for more information and we will help you with your campaign.

A MODEST AND COMPLETE PACKAGE

Everything is arranged so that you don’t have to worry about it

Your package includes accommodation, three days of food and clean water, all the transfers, a dedicated team for local support, and for the UK, your bike and a cycling t-shirt.

ADD ONE OR TWO EXTRA NIGHT 

On the beach or visiting a Chimp sanctuary

You can choose to extend your trip and stay at the stunning coastal retreat of Bureh beach for 80€ a night. Accommodation here is on a bed and breakfast basis. 

From €720

INCLUDED:

    • 6 nights in different accommodation
    • All food and water
    • Renting of equipment (bike, helmet etc.)
    • Entry to the race
    • All organized activities
    • Local transport in Sierra Leone
    • Cycling shirt
    • Accompanying 4×4 vehicle
    • Accompanying team from England, local support team and medical team

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights (about 650€)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa (for Sierra Leone, about 100€ ) 
  • Vaccinations (yellow fever..)
  • Drinks (except water, tea…)

Do you want to set a challenge for your company?

Are you in Human Resources or Marketing and you think things could be done differently? Join our initiative for people with purpose.

HOW?

  • You need a team of at least 2 people. The challenge will be between businesses (between the Street Child Marathon and the bike ride) and the ranking will be done by sector of activity. We can offer some packages for businesses that include both the stay of the participants and the Marketing Package which not only has a local impact, but will help you grow your team and your business.

WHY?

  • Participate in the corporate challenge and defend the values of your company during a unifying week.
  • You can bring clients, executives, employees and propose a unique experience in your organization. 
  • You will do Team Building, Networking and this event will always be remembered as unique by its participants.

I WANT TO HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE

Shall we go to Sierra Leone?

All of this adventure can be experienced first hand and you will feel the change from within. 

Register now!

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