Join us for the West Africa Cycle Challenge on 28th Jan - 2nd Feb 2019.
We're excited to offer the Resident Package to anyone living in Sierra Leone or Liberia.
Our ultimate cycling challenge will take you from bustling Bo in Sierra Leone through lush green landscapes and welcoming local communities to one of Liberia's most beautiful beaches. You'll cross an international border, visit Street Child's projects and cycle all the way to Robertsport, a tropical palm-fringed beach.
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Day 1: Bike Allocation & Project Visit
Meet the Street Child local team in Bo. If you've chosen to rent a bike, we'll allocate you one and our amazing local mechanic Karim will set it up for you. Enjoy an induction and safety briefing from the Street Child team. Team dinner and accommodation included.
Day 2: Bo to Potoru | Distance: 75.3km
On your first day of cycling head out from Bo towards Potoru. Cycle on a mixture of tarmac and hard-packed mud roads. On arrival in Potoru, you'll be greeted by the village chief and the local community. Stay in basic accommodation.
Day 3: Potoru to Sulima | Distance: 93.5km
Head out from Potoru to Sulima, enjoy really quiet, lightly undulating rural roads. Sulima sits on the river mouth and is small fishing village. That night you'll stay with the local community and guesthouses.
Day 4: Sulima to Senji, Liberia | Distance: 74.2km
On your third day of cycling you'll cross the border from Sierra Leone to Liberia around midday. Meet our Liberia team and enjoy a lunch break at the border. The last leg in Sierra Leone is on really quiet roads. Once you cross into Liberia you'll be on lightly undulating tarmac!
Day 5: Senji to Robertsport Beach | Distance: 61.3km.
On the final day of cycling you'll pass by mangroves and lake inlets. Cycle on really flat tarmac and flat hard packed mud. On the way you'll visit one of Street Child's projects in Cape Mount for lunch. On arrival in Robertsport beach enjoy a fresh seafood dinner on the beach as you watch the sunset. Camp at the beach or you can upgrade to a cabin for $100.
Day 6: Breakfast at the beach
Enjoy breakfast at the beach with the rest of the team before making your own way home.
We will be transferring back to Monrovia on Sunday - please drop us an email if you are interested in joining us to talk about your options.
What You Need To Know.
Resident Cyclist Package Cost: £225 ( £100 deposit to be paid on registration, remaining to be paid in £ or $ and due two weeks before departure. You can pay the deposit in cash at the Street Child Offices in Sierra Leone or Liberia or via bank transfer or PayPal).
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250
What the Resident Cyclist Package includes:
- 5 nights' accommodation from Bo to Robertsport. (In Robertsport you will be camping on the beach. If you would like to upgrade to a beach cabin, prices start from $100/night, please let us know if you would like to discuss this option.)
- Three meals a day from dinner in Bo to breakfast in Robertsport.
- Water, support vehicles (that carry baggage), medical support
- Street Child project visits
You will need to organise:
- A Liberia or Sierra Leone visa
- Travel to arrive in Bo on Monday 28th May
- Travel home from Robertsport on Saturday 2nd June
- A Bike! (With notice we can arrange a hire bike for you for US$20)
- If you would like a Street Child t-shirt, the price is £5 - this will need to be agreed 6 weeks before the challenge or you will receive your t-shirt after the challenge.
"A real highlight was entering the village to an unbelievable reception at the end of the first day of cycling. The locals made us feel so welcome and were incredibly hospitable, particularly considering how little they have. I remember at the end of that day everyone was really tired because it had been quite a long stretch, but no one complained or moaned about anything, we just sat down and enjoyed a well earned beer together in the evening." - Adam Doggett, 2017 Cyclist