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Building A School In Kenya; Hargroves Cycles Sponsors The African Adventures Foundation Big Bike Ride

We are extremely proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the African Adventures Foundation Big Bike Ride, which will see five fundraisers take on a grueling eleven-day charity bike ride from Nakuru in Kenya, all the way to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

The 700 mile route is set to be a challenging one, to say the least. The riders will have to cope with the unpredictable climate, poor terrain and challenging road conditions.

African Adventures Foundation Big Bike Ride Route

The Big Bike Ride is being undertaken with one aim in mind; to raise enough money to complete the build of a brand new school in Nakuru, Kenya. Once complete, it will house 10 classrooms, an office, a toilet block and a school hall. Most importantly it will provide thousands of underprivileged young Kenyans with quality education for years to come.

We’d like to wish every rider the best of luck for their challenging journey ahead, and of course, will be posting updates of each stage of the ride.

If you can, don’t forget to donate to The Big Bike Ride. Every penny donated will go straight towards the construction of the new school!


*Update* Big Bike Ride Leg One – Nakuru to Naivasha

After months of hard work and training, on Sunday morning, five fundraisers left the sunny skies of Nakuru to embark on the first stage of the African Adventures Foundation Big Bike Ride.

Cyclists Dan, Matt, Lucy, Harry and Jake took on the first leg of the 700 mile round trip, which took them 44 miles from Nakuru to Naivasha.

Matt Wright, one of the fundraisers taking part in the challenge captured all the moments from the first leg on his GoPro….check out that rain!

Day one of the Big Bike Ride! All to raise money for the disadvantaged children in Africa Lucy Stanbridge Harry WardAll donations welcome!https://aaf.african-adventures.co.uk/the-big-bike-ride/

Posted by Matt Wright on Sunday, 6 August 2017


Make sure to check back tomorrow for all of the lastest updates on the Big Bike Ride and don’t forget to donate here if you can!


*Update* Big Bike Ride Leg Two – Naivasha to Nairobi

Monday 7th August saw the riders set off early for one of the longest and hardest elevation stretches that they will face over the 700 mile ride.

Cycling at around 8800ft above sea level, the views looking over Western Kenya were stunning, but the air was a lot thinner, and the temperature a lot colder!

As the team worked their way closer to Nairobi, the ride was less harsh; flat roads with a lot less incline meant they reached their next base camp by 3pm, giving them plenty of time to recover for the next stage of their ride, 51 miles from Nairobi to Kajiado.


*Update* Big Bike Ride Leg Three – Nairobi to Kajiado

Day three of the Big Bike Ride and the team have reached Kajiado.

160 Miles down, just another 540 to go!


*Update* Big Bike Ride Leg Four – Kajiado to Namanga

Another 54 miles down, the team have reached Namanga on the Tanzania border.

The team are less than £2000 off reaching their target, so don’t forget to donate to the great cause if you can!

Day four of #thebigbikeride Lucy Stanbridge Dan Mew Jake Fairman Harry Ward#prayfordanhttps://aaf.african-adventures.co.uk/the-big-bike-ride/

Posted by Matt Wright on Wednesday, 9 August 2017


*Update* Big Bike Ride Leg Five – Namanga to Arusha

An early 8am start meant the team could cycle 3 miles to the Kenyan immigration border and cross into Tanzania by 10am. The temperature has risen over the past few days, so they are now having to contend with temperatures of around 25 degrees…not ideal for the longest day!

Spirits are anything but low however…just 30 minutes after setting off from the border, the team of five were greeted by an array of wild animals; from giraffes to gazelles, zebras and ostriches.

Day five #bigthursday #bigbikeride #prayfordan Lucy Stanbridge Dan Mew Jake Fairman Harry Ward https://aaf.african-adventures.co.uk/the-big-bike-ride/

Posted by Matt Wright on Thursday, 10 August 2017

Today’s cycle was challenging to say the least…the team were fighting to reach 11mph on flat roads for the majority of the day, which is quite a big ask when 68 miles need to be covered!

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