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Bike Africa: Ghana

Bike Africa 2015 postponed indefinitely.

Postponement of Bike Africa Ghana (21-28 February 2015)

Due to recent cases of Ebola within nearby countries, and with a view towards the saftey of participants, LCD International has taken the decision to postpone Bike Africa Ghana (21-28 February 2015) indefinitely.

Link hope to announce details of a new Bike Ride as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on this page for any information as it is announced!

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Experience Africa on two wheels!

Bike Africa: Ghana offers participants the opportunity to get up close and personal with the scenery in one of Africa's most stunning countries...

Cycle from the coastal town of Elmina to the stunning Garden City of Kumasi...

Bike Africa: Ghana takes you on an inspiring journey through the heart of our work in sub-Saharan Africa. Starting in Accra, Ghana's bustling capital city and journeying along the coast before heading north to visit Link schools and projects, it's a ride like no other. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colourful rainforests and stunning coastal views await as you pedal towards the finishing point at the idyllic Lake Bosomtwe. From spotting elephants and monkeys to visiting local cocoa plantations, here's what our 410km challenge has in store...

“I was challenged in mind, body and spirit by our ride - it has been one of the most worthwhile experiences of my life”, Peter, Link bike rider.

 

 

Itinerary Highlights...

Kakum National Park

Visit this lush National Park for the thrills of a high canopy walk, and walk amongst a multitude of wildlife; 40 species of mammal, 200 species of bird, a large number of reptiles and amphibians, and 300 species of butterflies. Look out for the forest elephants, buffalo and leopards hidden in the jungle beneath your feet.

Cape Coast Castle

Our seaside start to the ride includes a stop at Cape Coast Castle for a glimpse of Ghana's history and culture. This ancient castle is a UNESCO world heritage site overlooking the South Atlantic Ocean. The afternoon is spent exploring the long established coastal town of Elmina.

Local Cocoa Plantations

Cocoa is a big part of life here, with Ghana being the second largest cocoa exporter in the world. On our way, we'll stop for a tour of a local plantation for a tasting session and to learn more about the trade and the farmers and families involved.

 

Lake Bosomtwe

The final day of cycling is action packed, exploring Lake Bosomtwe, the only natural freshwater lake in Ghana. The lake is set within an ancient meteorite crater, surrounded by beautiful rocky hills and dense rainforest.

 
We have run similar events before, in Uganda and Malawi, and we've put together a Uganda Bike Ride photo album on Facebook, using the snaps that one of this year's participants took. Make sure you check it out to really bring the event to life!
 

Link's work in action...

There will be two project visits towards the end of the ride, giving you the opportunity to see our work close at hand and meet Link staff and other people involved in our projects. This is always a rewarding and fitting end to your fundraising and cycling challenge.
 
Overall, the event lasts eight days including flights and transfers. There are five full days of cycling, with average distances of around 80km per day. 

Fundraising...

The £2,950 sponsorship target includes flights, airport transfers, bike hire, accommodation and food. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

This target may seem like a challenge – but it is an achievable one! You will have support with your fundraising every step of the way - our experienced team is always happy to provide you with fresh ideas and motivation whenever it's needed. We help event fundraisers raise more than £500,000 each year and have recently supported a team of five London Marathon runners to raise an average of £3,000 each. Here are some initial fundraising ideas to get the ball rolling.

For more information, please email link@lcd.org.uk or complete this form to download our enquiry pack.