What does the fee cover?
What’s a single room supplement?
When do I need to arrive in Kenya?
What if I don’t raise the £1,800 expected of me?
The fee is separate to any fundraising and covers all the cost of the trip
Great places to stay
Bottled water throughout
Snacks and sustenance on the road
Two custom made cycling jerseys
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
The fee does not cover 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.
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.
We ask all Riders to meet at a location at Jomo Kenyatta Airport at midday on the start day of your event where you will be transferred to the first hotel. You are more than welcome to arrive before then but you are responsible for organising and paying for your accommodation and travel. At the end, on the last Saturday of the event, we ask all Riders to book a late evening or night flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airport. This gives us enough time to transfer you all from the last hotel to the airport bearing in mind traffic.
If you don’t go for the non fundraising package which includes a one off donation in the initial cost and choose to fundraise for Child.org you’ll be expected to raise £1,800. You’ll receive lots of support from the Child.org team and there are lots of fundraising ideas and inspiration in the fundraising section of this site. However if you don’t reach the £1,800 target, we would expect you to set up a direct debit of £20 a month to get you to that total.
Will I need a visa and vaccinations?
Where will we be staying?
Yes. A single entry visa to Kenya costs around £30. 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. You will be staying in great hotels and drinking only bottled water so please be sure to inform your GP or travel nurse of this as the vaccinations vary on the type of travelling you’re doing.
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.
Visiting the projects, should I cover up?
What type of bike will I be riding?
What insurance shall I get?
It’s a good question and one that isn’t always made clear, we would ask everyone to dress with respect. We ask our riders not to wear anything too revealing and to cover up to an appropriate level but nothing too extreme. Don’t worry, they’ll be plenty of time to get your swimming costumes out and catch some rays by the pool side after the project visit.
You’ll be riding a Diamondback Sync 1.0 Mountain bike. You’ll ride alongside cycling support and mechanics the whole way. You’ll provide your height and our cycling team will size up the correct bike for you and you’ll have a bike fitting before the ride begins.
I and previous riders highly recommend getting Insure and Go insurance - it’s an endurance ride with high altitudes and regular insurance doesn’t always cover you. If you have travel insurance, be sure to call them up and talk them through the event, they may need to change your cover or you may have to go through another provider.