The Ride.

Ride Sierra Leone - The Sportive will take place November 23rd - November 26th 2019.

Compete in a single-day, 120km cycle challenge through Sierra Leone along stunning, orange, mud-packed roads.

Test your fitness and your willpower on this tough yet rewarding challenge under the West African sun.

The cause.

Ride Sierra Leone events are organised by the charity Street Child. Riders will get an opportunity to visit Street Child projects and see first-hand the impact that funds raised through Ride Sierra Leone could have on children and communities we support.

Ability and Fitness.

This challenge favours those with some previous distance cycling experience. You don’t need to be a pro, but The Sportive covers 120km in a single day, and the climate in Sierra Leone makes this a test of your fitness.

This event isn’t a race, however competitors must cross the finish line before sunset, so some level of cycling experience would be beneficial.

Terrain and Bikes.

You’ll be cycling along orange, mud-packed roads on hybrid mountain bikes. The bumpy, undulating route is a totally different experience from the smooth roads of the cities we’re used to so we recommend bring a gel saddle cover with you!

We source our bikes from a local cycling shop but if you’d like to bring your own get in touch with us at cycle@street-child.co.uk

Supported Ride.

You will be fully supported throughout your ride by our excellent local mechanic. We will also have two support cars to carry your kit and our supplies.

We will be travelling with experienced expedition medics who are on hand to deal with bumps, grazes and any medical issues that may arise.