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The Challenge

The Big Ride for Africa is the ultimate challenge event for everyone based out of a unique base camp in the beautiful British countryside at Wormsley.

Street Child have partnered with Threshold Sports to create the ultimate challenge event for everyone on the week commencing 21st September.

There are one and two-day cycling options, the option to run or walk a half or full marathon on day two, or combine two sports to create a Duathlon.


Experienced and novice riders will cycle between 100 and 320km over two days. Challenges for 2020 include swapping a day in the saddle for a half marathon on day two. All participants will start and finish at the same location.

We will be running the event over two days with the base camp opening from 15:00 on Tuesday 22nd September through until 10:00 on Friday 25th September. All facilities will be available on site from showers to spare tyres, food to fun and friends.


This year the routes are categorised by colours, ranging from an easier blue route to a challenging black route. Distances range from 40km per day to 170km, varying in elevation.

Cycling -

Blue - Easy to Moderate - approx 40km -60km

Red - Moderate to Challenging - approx 80km-120km

Black - Challenging to Tough - approx 140km -170km


Running -

Yellow - Half Marathon distance walk/run

Orange - Full Marathon walk/run

The routes may include some hill climbs and so it is recommended that adequate training is undertaken before the event. You will be asked to sign up for your preferred routes at registration but should you wish to change once you get on site this is possible by speaking to one of the onsite reception staff.


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