African Cycling

How the bicycle is leading mobility and cultural change in two North African cities

November 24, 2022

Many of our followers across Africa, and beyond, will be familiar with the sight of the main roads of most major African cities clogged with cars, lorries, motorbikes, buses, taxis, motor-scooters, and even horses and carts. There are also a…

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ProTouch Announcement

ProTouch Folds: Impact on African Cycling

November 18, 2022

This week ProTouch, a South African-based UCI Continental team, announced it was folding after a four-year run. This announcement comes on the heels of the potential exit of two other African-based Continental teams, Benediction Ignite and May Stars, both out…

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Oliver Working at Edge Cycling

The Kid Who Hid and Thrives Today — Rwandan Oliver Tugirimana

November 10, 2022

“What are you doing under that table?” Jock asked the young, visibly afraid Rwandan adolescent. It was 2014, and Team Africa Rising had just moved into the abandoned compound on the road to Kinigi in the northern area of Musanze.…

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Dear Eritrean Fans

September 26, 2022

This is a reproduction of a piece published by Isabel Fernandes on Facebook on 26 September 2022. Ms. Fernandes’s knowledge and experience in the world of cycling as a UCI Commissaire are legendary. She began her career as a Commissaire…

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B&B FM Interview

Road to Kigali 2025: Rwanda Reviews Its Cycling Program

August 30, 2022

With the first World Championships taking place on African soil in just three years’ time, Rwanda is taking a look at the current state of its cycling program. B&B FM Umwezi asked our CEO, Kimberly Coats, for her expert view…

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Three people riding their bikes

The Absence of Black African Cyclists at the Tour de France

July 19, 2022

There are no Black African cyclists in this year’s Tour de France.  Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Louis Meintjes, both South Africans and accomplished multi-year participants, are the only cyclists from the African continent. Is this an indication of a…

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Reinhardt Janse van Reinsburg

Team Africa Rising Reporting from the Tour de France

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022, the 109th Tour de France. The first time Team Africa Rising is covering it live on the ground. Unfortunately, this year no Black African riders are on the start list. Not an Africa Rising moment at Le Tour. …

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South Africa’s Qhubeka Charity announces the continuation of its Tour de France partnership, and its extension to the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift for 2022

June 23, 2022

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announced the continuation of its partnership with the South Africa-based Qhubeka Charity (Qhubeka) as an official charity supported by the Tour de France for the race in 2022 (taking place from 1 to 24 July). Qhubeka will be supported by the 2022 Tour de France Femmes…

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INEOS

INEOS, Team INEOS Grenadiers and Eliud Kipchoge launch new cycling academy in Kenya

June 22, 2022

It was announced today that a partnership between multiple Grand-Tour-winning cycling team, INEOS Grenadiers, double Olympic champion, and world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge and INEOS will work together to create the new cycling academy at the renowned Kaptagat camp – Eliud…

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Group photo of a team of African cyclists in a blue-and-red cycling uniform

Africa Rising — Growth of Cycling in Benin

May 13, 2022

Journalists, donors, and interested people often ask, “How do you decide which country to help? Why Benin?” It is complicatedly simple. Because of our limited financial and human resources, we only work with Federations, partners, teams, and cyclists who we…

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