London to Dublin Cycle

Join us on our four-day sponsored bike ride from our London headquarters to Annual Congress in Dublin and help raise money to improve anaesthesia education and care in Africa in the long-term. We will set off on the morning of Friday 21 September 2018 and arrive in Dublin on Monday 24 September 2018.

  • Register your interest today here.
  • Book now for the SAFE Africa Cycle here.

Help raise money for SAFE Africa

The 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 one, two or three days, if you can’t make all four.

  • Register your interest here. Or book online here.
  • Sponsor a SAFE Africa cyclist here today.
  • You can donate directly to SAFE Africa here.

 Signed up? Start fundraising!

  • Step 1: set yourself a fundraising target. We suggest £500.
  • Step 2: go to the SAFE Africa 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 social media using the hashtag #SAFEAfricaCycle.
  • Step 5: tell your colleagues, friends and family about the cycle and encourage them to sponsor you!
SAFE Africa cyclists depart London for Liverpool  SAFE Africa Cyclists arrive in Liverpool

Above: Departure and arrival for the 2017 SAFE Africa Cycle: London to Liverpool

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 £50 per day (£200 total to do the full four days). This will cover the operational costs of the cycle ride such as the support vehicle and driver.

The schedule:
Day 1 Friday 21 September 2018 (morning) London - Banbury (76 miles)
Day 2 Saturday 22 September 2018 Banbury - Shrewsbury (87 miles)

Day 3

Sunday 23 September 2018

Shrewsbury - Llandudno

Day 4

Monday 24 September 2018

Llandudno to Holyhead, then ferry to Dublin


There will be overnight stops in Banbury, Shrewsbury and Llandudno. You will need to arrange your own accommodation and book your ferry crossing between Hollyhead and Dublin. Many of our cyclists are staying at local Premier Inns. Make sure that you book as soon as possible so that you get a room:

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

Alternatively you can make your own bookings through the agency Ellis Salsby Ltd. contact

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 at if you need any help with this.

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