Cycle Africa for Africa

27th October 2014

This started as an unsupported bike journey from London, England, to Cape Town, South Africa, with a team of just six, travelling 10,408 miles.

Founders – as well as being husband and wife – Craig Pollard and Loretta White, did the route through 27 countries in 2011-2012, with Jodi, Martyn, Gareth and Scott.

The incredible story of that trip, which started on August 7th, 2011 and finished in Cape Town on August 7th, 2012, is what makes this event so huge.

Experiencing each of the countries, climates and landscapes they cycled into, the trip was excruciating, with four of the six completing the year-long journey.


Cycle Africa was designed with the purpose of making a “positive difference in the lives of street children in the countries along route” [source].

Over £50,000 has been raised so that some of these children can be taken off the streets and put in a position where they can have much brighter futures.

Your turn…

If you would like to find out more about this incredible achievement please visit the official website of Cycle Africa at

On the other hand, if you have an event or group meeting coming up, please feel free to contact us and we will discuss promoting the event.

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