Want to cycle across Africa? Here's your chance

Kieran Howells
Want to cycle across Africa? Here's your chance

International development charity Send a Cow has launched an exciting new cycling challenge across some of the most striking parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

The charity – which works in seven African countries – is looking for individuals to take part in the four-day challenge from June 3rd to 11th 2017. Cyclists will travel 220 kilometres from Rwanda’s capital Kigali to its northern border within the Democratic Republic of Congo, covering a range of terrain along the way.

Trip organiser Tom Lacey said: “We’re really excited to have launched Send a Cow’s first challenge event in Rwanda. The Kigali to Congo bike ride is perfect for anyone wanting to explore this stunning country and doesn’t require extensive riding experience. It’s a great opportunity to see the real Rwanda and meet interesting people along the way.”

Nicknamed the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda features an extremely varied landscape with little flat areas in which to ride. The challenge comes to an end several miles from the DRC border, where cyclists will encounter one of Africa’s great bodies of water, Lake Kivu.

Send a Cow has been working in Africa for almost 30 years providing some of the continent’s poorest communities with training, tools seeds and livestock, helping over 300,000 people per year.

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For more information on the ride, visit the Send a Cow website here.

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