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The Challenge

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

This year due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are reducing the event to a one day event allowing us to still come together for another unforgettable year whilst working within the regulations set to keep us safe. All the options will be available meaning you can cycle 50,100 or 160km, the King of the Mountain challenge will be there and for those not inclined to cycle you can run a half or full marathon. Camping will not be available but there will still be the opportunity to relax, eat and drink with friends and colleagues at the end of the day in a stunning location.



Base camp will open from 07.30  on Thursday 24th September through until 21:30. All facilities and equipment you are used to at the Big Ride will be available on site from showers to shirts, hoodies to hot meals and of course fun and friends.

Transport arrangements are being discussed with each company but bike transfers with still be available from central hubs, all details will be on


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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