Discover the rich Islamic history of Andalusia, explore mountains, cities and ancient palaces by bike, and raise money for people suffering in emergencies around the world.
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime from 3rd to 9th September 2021.
Registration fee: £399 Min sponsorship: £2,500
Watch the trip highlights from our Cycle Andalusia Event in 2021
What is Cycle Andalusia?
Cycle Andalusia is a charity bike ride, but it’s also much more than that.
It’s an opportunity to connect with your history, spirituality and identity.
You’ll cycle 200km across the stunning Spanish scenery of Andalusia and discover a land steeped in Islamic history. Andalusia was under Islamic Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, leaving a legacy of beautiful architecture, scientific development and peaceful multi-faith alliance.
On the Cycle Andalusia tour, you will visit – amongst other places – the stunning Alhambra Palace and Gardens, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the archaeological site of the Madinat al-Zahra, the ancient city built by the Caliph Abd al-Rahman III.
We have a lot to learn from our history; sign up to Cycle Andalusia today and pedal into our past on a mini Umrah which will change the way you think about Islam and civilisation forever.
Spaces are filling up fast for this NEW challenge – claim your space today!
The more you raise the more lives you can change
Places will become limited soon, so sign up now! To book your place you will need to pay a £399 registration fee for your trip. You then need to raise a minimum of £2,500 before the trip. 80% of your sponsorship must be collected at least 3 months before the trip.
You also have the option to pay in two easy instalments - Registration deposit of £199 and Flights/Accommodation £200
Get your fundraising off to a flying start by setting up your own JustGiving page to take online donations.
Click the START FUNDRAISING button above to set up your page.
We’ll provide dedicated support from the moment you sign up. Once we receive your booking confirmation, you will have access to all the information you need, from fundraising ideas to training regimes! You will also be accompanied by Penny Appeal staff during your ten-day trip so you’ll always have someone on-hand to help you.
Cycle Andalusia is an international event, welcoming people from all faiths, backgrounds and abilities. Everyone is welcome – you can travel with friends and family, but many will also come alone. However you want to do it, you will experience an exciting once-in-a-lifetime trip and go home having secured new friends for life.
A Cause Worth Cycling For
Every mile you cycle will make a difference to those most vulnerable around the world.
As you learn about Islamic history through our charity bike ride, you’ll be raising money to help the Ummah who are suffering today, through our Emergency Response appeal.
Our Emergency Response teams are experts at quickly, efficiently and compassionately helping people survive war, famine and natural disasters. The funds you raise are absolutely critical in our ability to act fast during a crisis.
Our teams are currently providing support in:
- Syria, where 60% of hospitals are closed and 70% of all people need urgent humanitarian aid.
- Lebanon and Turkey, where Syrian refugees are battling to survive.
- Yemen, which is experiencing the worst famine the world has seen in this century.
- Palestine, including Gaza, where people are living amongst terrifying conflict.
- Bangladesh, where Rohingyan refugees who have fled persecution need support.
- Indonesia, helping re-build homes and lives after a powerful earthquake hit Lombok.
- Areas affected by the famine in East Africa, such as Somalia, South Sudan and Kenya.
- Mozambique, where 1.8 million people have been devastated by Cyclone Idai.
Thanks to our Emergency Response, we’ve protected 1.7 million lives from danger in the last 10 years, Alhamdulillah! But the sad reality is that millions more people urgently need our help. You can provide that help, with every mile of your Cycle Andalusia charity bike ride.
For more information please contact our Challenge Events Fundraising Coordinator, Taksima Ferdous on 07739363894 or via firstname.lastname@example.org