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Big Ride for Africa

Castlemartin Stud Farm, Ireland 20th - 21st June 2018

Join us on the Big Ride for an incredible challenge, whatever your sporting ability, and to fundraise to help Lessons for Life give children a chance of a better life. Education changes everything.

Get on your bike or get on the track

The Big Ride 2017 was our best ride yet, with 420 riders cycling and running over a collective 80,000 kilometres, climbing over 1 million metres across Cologne and Denver. The riders raised nearly €1.2 million, helping thousands in Africa have a brighter future.

Avid cyclists and runners in Europe climbed over a million metres choosing from one and two day options ranging from 50km to 160km per day. Some swapped a day in the saddle for a day pounding the dirt on the half marathon. It was our hottest ride to date with temperatures reaching 31C!

Watch this space for updates on next year’s Big Ride in 2018.

Visit our dedicated site to see how to get involved this year!

I can't begin to explain how I feel now that the event has finished. The experience will remain with me for a long time, and I hope I can be apart of the Big Ride for Africa next year."

Our corporate heroes

The Big Ride is designed so corporates and their employees can give back. We’ve enjoyed fantastic support from companies like Accenture, Cartesian, Deloitte, Scotiabank, and Technicolor among many others.

If you'd like to learn more about partnering with Lessons for Life, please contact our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Tim Sumpter on

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