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3 February // Visit to Horizons Clinic in Banjul After the cycling challenge of the last week, we of course want to see with our own eyes where the funds we have raised end up and which results were yielded thanks to this. So today we paid ... Read more
2 February 2016 // Berefet to Banjul // 95km // highest temperature: 40° Last ride today and it is the longest one so far. Everyone is mentally preparing for the 95km we have ahead of us, packing energy bars, bananas and water for the road. Before we ... Read more
1 February // Tour around Berefet // 30, 50 or 60km // highest temperature: 39° We woke up early again this morning to get an early start, because the mornings are so nice and cool, perfect mountain bike weather. At around 11AM The Gambia seems to have ... Read more
31 January // Bike day 3 // Toubakouta to Brefet // 70km // highest temperature: 38° Today we got up at 6AM again, because everyone agreed that today they wanted to leave early to avoid the midday heat. A great off road part was the first stage ... Read more
30 January // Bike day 2 // Foundiougne to Toubakouta // 75km // highest temperature: 40° Early start today: breakfast at 6h30, while the pirogues were already reflecting against the sunrise, waiting for us for a 3-hour ride to Foundiougne. A beautiful boat ride, where we were ... Read more
29 January // Bike day 1 // Mbour - Simal // 55km (originally 69km) // highest temperature: 41° After getting up at 6 in the morning, we drove from Guéréo to Mbour, where the first Bike For Africa ride started at 10AM. It was supposed to be ... Read more
28 January 2016 …The Gold Sponsors got ready for their departure to Dakar. It is thanks to them that we are able to raise more funds every year because they give even more visibility to the project. They are an easygoing, relaxed group of people who, and ... Read more
Flight SN203 departure: 11h05 arrival: 16h15 (17h15 Brussels time) At 9AM sharp all 45 Brussels Airlines colleagues assembled at Brussels Airport to start the check-in for Bike For Africa. 45 enthusiasts eager to get on the plane to Dakar. We see old familiar faces like flight attendants ... Read more
In the weekend of 16 & 17 January all bikers dropped off their bikes a Brucargo, where they were disassembled and safely stored in boxes. On 22 January all bikes were transported to Dakar, waiting to be moved to our first stopover, Les Manguiers de Guéréo.Read more
On Tuesday 15 December a last info session was given, where all participants got an update on the programme and the praciticalities. They all received a sweater from Ramblaz and a helmet from Lazer - thanks Ramblaz & Lazer! 40 days to before take-off....Read more
A glimpse of the new design....to be released at our final infosession of 15 December!Read more
The second scouting trip is over, the team is ready to return home. Thanks Yves, Stefan & Wim, good job!Read more
Today our scouting team biked over 100 km, combining days 1 and 2. very hot, but beautiful scenery and great off-road trails! Tonight staying over in Toubakouta, tomorrow they're crossing the Gambian border. Good luck Stefan, Yves and Wim!Read more
On Sunday 18 October the Belgian Cycling Federation organised a technical training session for the group in the area of Ronse, centre of the Flemish Ardennes. Coach Filip Meirhaeghe was able to learn them some useful tricks on how to descend and climb.Read more
We are honoured that Piet Goddaer aka Ozark Henry, Belgium's top musician and passionate biker, has accepted to join us in Senegal and The Gambia.Read more
Already our 3rd training session....On 26 July we went for 50 km on sandy single tracks in the woods around Stabroek - a good preparation for Senegal!Read more
Our second training session took place on Sunday 7 June in the magnificent Hageland, around Rotselaar and Holsbeek. We cycled 50 km and ended in the sports hall of Rotselaar, where we were welcomed by the Junior Bears on Wheels, who gave the cyclists an initiation in wheelchair basketball.Read more

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