Discover West Africa!

Visit the schools in remote areas, learn about our work, discover the culture - our West Africa Cycle Challenge is a great way to get to know Sierra Leone and Liberia. By cycling 300 kilometers, you have the unique opportunity to travel and meet people from both countries.

This adventure helps our charity to carry out projects that change lives and help the world's most vulnerable children to return to school. You will visit rural and urban projects in both Sierra Leone and Liberia, and see how the money you have raised makes a difference for children, families and communities there.

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West Africa Cycle Challenge

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Get Inspiration!

When Street Child's European manager and bicycle fanatic spent time in Sierra Leone as a volunteer, he could not resist the beautiful landscape, so he bought a second-hand bike and left for adventure. Crossing through the orange-coloured sand paths, he cycled 300 km over the lush green terrains of Sierra Leone and Liberia, spending the nights in local villages.

Flo's adventure through West Africa inspired us for our most recent sporting event - the West Africa Cycle Challenge. Follow in the footsteps of our own explorer and discover one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia, visiting Street Child's projects and staying in the local communities.

Visit local communities in Sierra Leone
Cycling from Sierra Leone to Liberia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. I got to know the unique hospitality and friendliness of the local people and remote villages, and cycled through the beautiful lush, green and untouched landscapes.
— Florian

The Programme

West Africa Cycle Challenge

Day 1

Arrival in Bo, Sierra Leone, where you will visit Street Child projects and get to know the children we support thanks to the money you the money you will have raised.

Adventure by bike

Day 4

Head towards the border to arrive in Liberia during the afternoon. You will spend the night with a local community and learn more about their culture and way of life.

Travel by bike

Day 2

First cycling day: you will leave Bo in the morning and cycle through several small villages towards Sulima.

Cycle in Africa

Day 5

Last day of cycling: the ride continues to the beautiful Robertsport Beach. You will visit our new schools on the way!

Travel to West Africa

DAY 3

After your stay in the local community, you will continue your journey through the beautiful landscape of Sierra Leone.

Visit West Africa

Day 6 and 7

Travel by car to Monrovia where you can visit Street Child projects. After a night there, you will go to the airport and return home with a lot of memories!

BEFORE YOU GO: Fundraise!

Because Street Child does not take any profit from the event, we ask all our participants to raise money for our charity. These projects are only possible thank to you! Involve your family, friends, colleagues and other organisations in your network to reach the target of € 1,500. Although fundraising seems sometimes ambitious, the West Africa Cycle Challenge is, as its name suggests, a challenge and previous participants were proud to achieve their goal!


 
 

How much does it cost?

Included:

  • Local transport in Sierra Leone and Liberia

  • Bike rental

  • Street Child cycling shirt

  • Accompagnying 4x4

  • Accompanying team from England, a local support team and medical support

  • Accommodation

  • Meals and drinking water

  • Projects visits

Not included: flights, vaccinations, insurance and visa costs

Important pieces of information:

  • €740 travel package

  • €1500 fundraising target

  • 7-day trip with 4 cycling days

  • Total distance 300km

Dates:

  • January 28 - February 3 2019

  • May 2019 (still to be defined)

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Tempted by the adventure?

If you have any questions , please send us a message filling in the form below, we will answer you as soon as possible: 

 
 
Go for it, ride on and expect great things to happen!
— Florian