LATEST NEWS: Register here to attend a private Thursday evening viewing of Challenging perspectives: A journey through Africa by bicycle; the exhibition of photographs taken during Cycle Africa by Craig are now on display in the Wolfson Gallery, SOAS.
Cycle Africa was founded by husband and wife team Craig Pollard and Loretta White.
Their idea was to complete an unsupported journey by bike from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The route took the team (of six people originally with Jodi, Martyn, Gareth and Scott) through 27 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a distance of 10,408 miles. The team left Russell Square in London on 7 August 2011, and arrived in Cape Town exactly a year later on 7th August 2012; travelling over two and a bit continents, through deserts, over mountains, at a pace that allowed them to truly experience the countries and meet people along the way. Four of the team completed the whole journey.
Cycle Africa was also a journey with a purpose; its aim has been to make a positive difference in the lives of street children in the countries along the route. In partnership with some of the leading street children charities, Cycle Africa has brought the real stories of children who are surviving on the streets into the spotlight. The team has raised more than £50,000 so more of these children can be helped off the streets into brighter futures. They also created many advocacy opportunities for their charity partners to inform policy and decision-making at a higher level.
Find out how Cycle Africa made a difference for street children before, during and after the expedition. Read more
Register for a private viewing of the exhibition of Cycle Africa photos taken by Craig. Challenging perspectives: A journey through Africa by bicycle will run from 25th April to 13th June. Click here to register for one of the Thursday night viewings Challenging Perspectives
The team has completed the challenge by cycling nearly 17,000 km to Cape Town in South Africa. They have raised more than our target of £50,000 for street children projects in Africa. Please do sponsor us as we are still donating to our partners Sponsor the team