Thames Head Challenge
a unique Team Relay Sportive
You will see the River Thames from end to end - and help African children get to school by bike!
This is a unique take on the popular Sportive format for regular distance bike riders. The 140 mile Team Relay cycling challenge event is for Teams of 2 or 3 riders, who will take turns to ride 6 stages of nearly equal distance on public roads.
Each Team member rides their chosen stages of the route, while a Team mate drives to the next stage point in what will be the riders' personal support vehicle.
The ride begins at Putney Bridge, tracing the course of the river through the Thames Valley and ending near its source known as the Thames Head, in the Cotswolds.
The purpose of this Charity Bike Ride is to raise funds for Bikes4Africa - and specifically, to deliver our first shipment of bicycles to schools in Sierra Leone later this year.