TAR Blog Post

Barriers to Entry — Equipment

January 18, 2022

Our previous post outlined the barriers to entry in cycling on the African continent for cyclists like Henok Mulubrhan and thousands of others. Based on the years spent living in Rwanda and working throughout the continent, it is our opinion…

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Henok Mulubrhan

Why are there not more Africans, or POC in the professional cycling ranks?

January 10, 2022

It all started at the end of last week with a tweet about Henok Mulubrahan and why he didn’t have a team for the 2022 season. Henok is a promising Eritrean cyclist who spent the last two seasons racing for…

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Debby Sierra Leone

Fatima Deborah Conteh – A Sierra Leonean Cyclist aiming for the top…

December 16, 2021

Her friends in the cycling community know Fatima Deborah Conteh as Debby. She is from Makeni, about 190kms east of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Looking at her social media, you know she loves selfies and cycling. She is strong, self-confident, and…

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Team Africa Rising to host Zwift fundraiser ride with Nic Dlamini for GivingTuesday

November 16, 2021

Global GivingTuesday, often referred to as #GivingTuesday is the last Tuesday of November each year. It is widely recognised as a ‘global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world’. We here…

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2021 UCI World Championships to go ahead in Flanders, Belgium

September 13, 2021

The 2021 UCI Road World Championships is the 94th edition of the UCI Road World Championships, the annual world championships for road bicycle racing. It will be held between 19 and 26 September 2021 in the Flanders region of Belgium. The region was chosen in light of the centenary…

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Team Africa Rising leads campaign to have German Olympic cycling coach disciplined for racism.

July 30, 2021

Patrick Moster used a highly offensive racial slur in relation to two African riders in the Toyko Olympic Road Race on 28 July 2021. Patrick Moster was seen live on German television channel ARD shouting at his rider Nikias Arndt:…

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Let’s Celebrate World Bicycle Day — Thursday, 3 June!

June 3, 2021

How a Bicycle, an American Cyclist and a Rwandan Olympian Changed the Sport of Cycling in Rwanda Since 2006, Team Africa Rising has seen the power of the bicycle in Rwanda and throughout the African continent. For our cyclists it…

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Isata — Update and Info on Women’s Mechanic Training!

March 7, 2021

UPDATE on Isata and Women’s Cycling & Mechanic Training in Sierra Leone Isata got married! She’s still running her shop and riding her bike showing all women you can do it all! Isata’s video riding to her wedding reception with…

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Women of African Cycling — Jennifer Kanini Salome (Kenya & Dadarides)

March 2, 2021

JENIFFER KANINI SALOME (SALLY)  How did you start cycling and why?  I learned how to ride a bicycle at age of 12- 13 years. Like any other girl, I would ride to the posho mill, fetch water, it’s something I liked doing. When I joined…

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Is There Diversity in the Sport of Cycling?

February 15, 2021

Written by our Team Africa Rising Correspondent at the 2020 Tour de France — Graphic courtesy of ProCyclingStats 6,5,4,3,2… It’s time for Le Tour de France 2020! This year presents maybe the most challenging environment for the race’s organisers, the teams, their…

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