Every 30 seconds a child is trafficked – childhood comes to an abrupt end.

Join us as we saddle up for an epic ride and raise funds to help protect children at risk of trafficking, disease and disaster.

Father of three and international rugby star, Ruan Pienaar, is passionate about playing his part to protect the world’s most vulnerable. Determined to help 2,500 children at risk, he started an amazing cycle event. His vision: 90km to raise £90,000.

Last year, the Cycle for Freedom began the climb towards that goal. This year, you can join the pack as we follow in Ruan’s tracks and chase down his target.

Saturday 29 September

You will begin the Cycle for Freedom at Causeway Coast Vineyard in Coleraine. From there, you'll take in breathtaking coastal beauty as you head towards the Glens of Antrim, and finish your 90km ride through the rustic countryside as you return to Coleraine. Or, if that sounds daunting, you can choose a shorter 50km route.

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, an active two-wheel commuter or a relatively new pedal-pusher, there’s a place for you.

Cycle for children like Prem

Prem lives in a rural community in Nepal. Poverty and lack of awareness mean children can be easy prey for traffickers. But thanks to Tearfund’s partner, not only is 14-year-old Prem wise to dangers like trafficking, he is empowered to help keep his schoolmates and peers safe too.

Read more about how Tearfund is not only protecting, but empowering children like Prem.

Every £36 raised could help prevent one child from being trafficked.


What you’ll receive from Tearfund:

On sign-up, we’ll set up a JustGiving page for you, and you’ll need to make an initial donation (suggested donation of £36) to complete your registration. Then you’ll be all set to start raising support for your Cycle for Freedom. You'll also receive:
  • Dedicated fundraising support
  • Tearfund T-shirt
  • Tearfund water bottle
  • Refreshments at two stop-off points
  • A warm Tearfund reception (and lunch!) at the finish line

Additional Information