How much does it cost?

Ride Africa: Kenya costs £1600 per person + flights. We have a special earlybird price of £1500 for the first 25 riders to pay in full

What does the fee cover?

The fee is separate to any fundraising and covers all costs of the trip. This includes:

  • Great places to stay
  • All food and drink
  • Bottled water throughout
  • Snacks and sustenance on the road
  • Two cycling jerseys
  • Ride Africa: Kenya T-shirt
  • A personal dry bag to store of a change of clothes on the van
  • Security en route
  • Transfers between stages
  • A medical team
  • Professional cycling support
  • A bike for the ride
What’s the early bird option?

25 earlybird places are available for the February 2019 ride if you pay in full before the 31st May 2018. General signup closes on 31st August 2018.

Can I pay a deposit?

You can pay a £500 deposit now and settle the remaining balance of £1100 when you’re ready. You won’t get the early bird discount but you have until 31st August 2018 to pay in full.

Our refund policy is explained below.

When is the final balance due?

Full payment must be made by 31st August 2018.

What’s a single room supplement?

In order to fit into the amazing hotels we’ll be staying at on the ride you should expect to share a room with one or two other people. You will be able to say who you would prefer to share with.

If you would rather have your own space you can pay an extra single room supplement of £500 to cover the 7 nights you’ll be with us in Kenya.

Does the fee include flights?

No. The £1600 fee covers the costs of accommodation, food, security, bikes, and everything else related to the Ride. It does not include the cost of flights.

What happens if I change my mind? Can I get a refund?

We want everyone who signs up to Ride Africa to be fully committed to coming with us, but we understand that sometimes things just don’t work out. Our refund policy is explained below.

When you pay your deposit or full fees online you will have a 7 day cooling off period in which a full refund can be made if you get in touch.

From 8 days after your payment until 31st August 2018 we will be able to refund people who can no longer come on the ride, however we will keep £100 to cover administration costs. The same rules apply for those who have paid a deposit, early bird or standard fees.

If you’re sure you can’t come then let us know as soon as possible, that way we can offer your place to someone else.

After 31st August we will start incurring costs for the ride as we begin to do things like book your hotels and buy your bikes. Because of this, we may not be able to refund any of your fees if you drop out from 1st September.

We will try to get your money back, but as a charity we can’t afford to lose money once we start confirming logistics. Refunds will therefore be assessed on an individual basis and will take any incurred costs into consideration.

We highly recommend taking out travel insurance that covers you in the event of an being unable to travel.

If you’re worried about any aspect of the ride then get in touch with Carrie who will be able to talk things through.

Are spaces for Ride Africa limited? When are they likely to fill up?

Spaces are limited to 75 and we’ve had a lot of interest so we expect them to fill by the end of June.

When do I need to arrive in Kenya?

This section will be updated once travel recommendations are in place. You will be contacted directly with more travel instructions.

Which flights do you recommend?

This section will be updated once flight recommendations are in place. You will be contacted directly with more travel instructions.

Will Child.org organise the flights?

Flights aren’t included as part of the Ride package. We want to allow you to select your preferred class and route (direct/non-direct, different price options etc), and to accommodate those of you who might like a few days holiday either side so everyone is responsible for organising their own flight.

How much will flights cost?

Usually between £400 and £600 (when booked well in advance), depending whether you fly direct or not.

Do I need visas and vaccinations? How much do they cost?

Yes. A single entry visa to Kenya costs around £50. You must also have a yellow fever vaccination, plus a couple of others which are recommended - you should talk to your GP or travel nurse about which are required before travel. You will have to pay for these yourself.

Where are we going?

We will start the ride in Nairobi and end in Meru. We’re currently planning the route and we should pass through Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and end in Meru. We’re really excited.

Where will we stay en-route?

Rest assured that we will be staying in the best accommodation available in each area to make sure you have somewhere comfortable to come back to after your long day’s ride. Imagine national parks, beautiful lakes and incredible sunsets.

Will I have to share a room?

In order to fit you all into these beautiful hotels you should expect to share a room with one or two other people. You will be able to say who you would prefer to share with.

If you would rather have your own space you can pay a single room supplement of £500.

What sorts of bikes will we ride?

Mountain bikes. The exact type has not been agreed yet but they will be mountain bikes in order to tackle the varied terrain that Kenya has on offer!

How far will we cycle each day?

In total you will cover 500km. The daily amount varies but will be around 100km a day.

I’m not an experienced cyclist, will I be able to cope with the ride?

We'll help you with a training plan to make sure you're completely ready for the ride by the time you go. On the last trip, there were really mixed abilities from the very nervous to the cycling professional, and every person completed it.

What does my fundraising go toward?

100% of your fundraising goes to Child.org and you will have the chance to see the impact of your fundraising first-hand on the last day of your adventure. The fundraising from our last ride in Ghana allowed Child.org to take our HealthStart programme to the next level.

I’ve never fundraised before. What if I don’t raise very much?

Don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way! As the fee doesn't include any donation to the projects, the fundraising is the really important reason for running the ride. Ride Africa riders raise at least £1,800 in fundraising, 100% of which then goes to Child.org. Check out the Ride Africa fundraising guide for hints and tips, or give us a call for a chat.

When can I start my fundraising?

Now! You can set up your dedicated Ride Africa fundraising page here. The earlier you start fundraising the easier it will be to hit your £1800 target.

I can’t make this ride, will there be another trip?

Yes. We love taking you on Ride Africa and we are already planning more trips in 2019. If you can’t make this one, but want to hear about future rides then please register your interest.

Can I sponsor a ride?

Absolutely, we have a range of sponsorship packages available. Contact Carrie now to discuss working together. [email protected]

Hi, I’m Carrie.

I'm working hard on making this the best Ride Africa I can, so please ask me anything. What bikes will we ride? Where will we stay? Who are Child.org? Anything.

Give me a call on 07751768207 or email [email protected] and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Our many thanks and photo credits go to: Ninara, Ken Wewerka and our past riders.