London to Liverpool Cycle for SAFE Africa

 Get yourself 'a ticket to ride!'

Following AAGBI tradition, we are organising an epic three-day bike ride from our London headquarters to this year’s Annual Congress in Liverpool. Our cyclists will set off on 23 September 2017, arriving in Liverpool on 25 September 2017.

Help raise money for SAFE Africa

The 219 mile route promises to be a lot of fun, and will be a great opportunity to raise money for the AAGBI’s new fundraising campaign, SAFE Africa.

You are welcome to join us for just one or two days, if you can’t make all three.

  • Book your place on the cycle here today.
  • Sponsor a SAFE Africa cyclist here today.
  • You can donate direct to SAFE Africa here.

 Signed up? Start fundraising!

  • Step 1: set yourself a fundraising target. We suggest £600, but it can be anything you feel comfortable with.
  • Step 2: go to the SAFE Africa Cycle MyDonate page here.
  • Step 3: click on the pink button marked "start fundraising" and follow the simple instructions to set-up your own page.
  • Step 4: share your page on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #SAFEAfricaCycle.
  • Step 5: tell your colleagues, friends and family about the cycle and make sure they sponsor you!


Second City Cycle

Above: the team ready to take on another day of the Second City Cycle 2016!

Riders of all ages and abilities are invited, as long as you have a degree of cycle fitness and some experience of cycling on public roads. There will be a support vehicle and experienced cyclists to help along the way.

 Booking information
There is an entry fee of £35 per day (£105 total to do the full three-day event). This will cover the operational costs of the bike ride such as the support vehicle and driver.

The schedule:
Day 1: Saturday 23 September London - Banbury (76 miles)
Day 2: Sunday 24 September Banbury - Shrewsbury (87 miles)

Day 3:

Monday 25 September

Shrewsbury - Birkenhead (56 miles)

From Birkenhead it is just a short ferry ride to Liverpool, your end destination!


There will be overnight stops in Banbury and Shrewsbury, and you will need to arrange your own accommodation.

Many of our cyclists are staying at the Premier Inns in Banbury and Shrewsbury (Town Centre). If you want to stay here too, make sure that you book as soon as possible so that you get a room:

-Book Banbury here
-Book Shrewsbury (Town Centre) here

Alternatively you can make your booking through the agency Ellis Salsby Ltd. Contact Kelly-Jayne Matthews at

Arrange insurance:

Make sure you arrange insurance for your cycle ride. We recommend Cycling UK's Cyclecover Travel Insurance, which you can book online here. Let us know if you need any help with this.

 Join us: have fun, get fit and raise money for SAFE Africa all at once!