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The last day of Bike for Afrika would be a tough one. We needed to head back to Douala and that meant we had a looooong bus ride in front of us. Or at least that's what we thought. Because the day before we received a huge ... Read more
Today was the very last biking day of Bike for Africa 2018, an edition never to forget! At 9AM we left our accommodation at the lake of Petpenoun to bike to Foumbot where we were warmly welcomed by the Technical School of Foumbat. This school was one ... Read more
Today we headed to Petpenoun, our final destination before we go back to Douala. Just like yesterday we have 2 different stages again. A tough one of 88km and a smaller, but still challenging one of 51km. Due to both the heat and the steep hills, the ... Read more
On the third biking day we left the monastery of Nkoutie early in the morning. The group could choose between 2 stages: a “short” one of 51km and 730 height meters or the long one of 87km and 1760 height meters. A team of 20 opted for ... Read more
With the steep hills of yesterday still in mind, we left Bandjoun this morning for a 72km ride to the monastery in Nkoutie. Quite a distance, but we’re lucky it’s way more flat today. We already had some great views yesterday, but the ones of today were ... Read more
Yesterday morning we kicked off Bike for Africa 2018. At 10am we were warmly welcomed by the mayor of Bangangté for the official start of our biking journey through Cameroon. An impressive group of no less than 70 cyclists was eager to start the 49km long bike ... Read more
Hello from Bangangte! Although we didn’t bike yet today, we really enjoyed our first full day in Cameroon. We planned a trip to the Ekom Nkam Waterfalls, and the view there was amazing. This beautiful piece of nature is a true hidden gem, located in a valley ... Read more
It’s D-day today for the 36 Brussels Airlines colleagues participating to Bike for Africa 2018. This year’s edition brings us to Cameroon, where we will bike from Bangangte to Petpenoun. The 328km long journey will start on Friday 2 March, but today we already hop on board ... Read more
Our three mecanics, Yves, Stefan and Wim, have left for Yaounde today. They will make sure your bikes are properly assembled by the time the group gets there. Thanks in advance guys!Read more
54 bike boxes, 12 boxes with material, tents, matrasses,...We're ready to go!Read more
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

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