Kampala Adventure Cycling is an event organized by Palms Travel Bureau a tour and travel service company in Uganda specializing in promoting tourism through adventure activities such as cycling, hiking, Gorilla tracking etc in partnership with Uganda Tourism Board and Kampala Capital City Authority. The major aim of this event is to promote tourism, friendship and charity by bringing together people who love and are passionate about cycling for a day of fun cycling around the city of Kampala while sightseeing its major historical and tourism attractions.
Day Mountain Biking
A taste of the riding offered by the longer rides but does not fall short of challenges and fun provided by the others, packing in a number of challenging climbs in the greater Kampala area.Leo Davis
Riders will be treated to an undulating route out of the KCCA Lugogo sports grounds that winds its way around Lugogo By pass on to Kiira road Police Junction and turn left on to the road to Kamwokya market, through to Kitante road where you can stop for a water break and first aid at the Uganda Museum.
Proceed through the Mulago round about and turn left at Ministry of Public Service on to Lumumba Avenue, then ride through to Nile avenue past the Independence Monument, down past the Crested Towers and Garden City round abouts then join Jinja road at Centenary Park turn left at the Airtel junction on to Wampewo avenue ride up to Kololo Airstrip, turn right down to Lugogo bypass before returning for the final push through the Naguru road as you wind your way back to the KCCA Lugogo sports grounds to trade stories with your fellow riders.
A photographer will be on route to capture you at the start / finish line and also out on the route.
There will be one service station which will be packed full of drinks and medical aid.
The 25 km route offers a challenging ride in the city and its suburbs, winding your way through cultural and historical sites.
The route begins from the KCCA Lugogo sports grounds and winds its way around the Lugogo By pass on to Kiira road Police Junction then turn left on to the road to Kamwokya market, through to Kitante road where you can stop for a water break and first aid at the Uganda Museum.
Then heading out into Wandegeya junction towards Makerere hill road passed Makerere university main gate, through the Sir Apollo kaggwa junction into Nankulabye town junction
on to Kasubi road and turn left at Kobil petrol station then ride up to Kasubi Tombs the historical burial site for Buganda kingdom royals. Ride down and turn Left on to Nalubega road and up to Namirembe hill as you have a great view of magnificent Namirembe cathedral,
turn right on the road towards Ndejje university(Kampala campus), then join Sir Albert cook road and left to the ring road behind Mesengere building then come out at the main gate of Bulange mengo on to the Royal mile up to the main Buganda king’s palace
turn left passed JCRS ride 500mtrs and turn left on Mengo hill road, then through Clock tower, towards Mukwano industries junction, then on sixth street industrial area ride through to fifth street turn left on to spring road Bugolobi and turn left again to ride back towards Airtel junction on Jinja road to Wampewo avenue
ride up to Kololo Airstrip, turn right down to Lugogo bypass before returning for the final push through the Naguru road as you wind your way back to the KCCA Lugogo sports grounds to trade stories with your fellow riders.
There is no shortage of tough hills and beautiful sceneries in the great city of Kampala, all you need is your bike and some guts to conquer this beautiful city! A photographer will be on route to capture you at the start / finish line and also out on the route.
There will be two service stations which will be packed full of drinks and snacks. Our feed stations stock a variety of drinks and sweet and savory snacks.
The Boma Guest House or Cassia Lodge.
Chimpanzee Forest Guest HouseBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Margherita HotelBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Savannah ResortBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Gorilla Mist CampBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Birdnest @Bunyonyi ResortBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Birdnest @Bunyonyi ResortBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Rwakobo Rock LodgeBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
The Boma Guest HouseBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
-Breakfast / Lunch
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Getting around by bicycle can be a great way to have fun and keep fit.
Helmet - Always wear an approved bicycle helmet, properly fitted and fastened to your head. Gloves - With the exception of helmets, the common cycle glove is probably the most popular piece of cycle safety equipment. Gloves help protect the skin on the palms of your hands when you fall on a road or in the dirt. Fingerless gloves are great in the summer while full fingered gloves will keep your hands warm in the winter. Rearview mirrors - Rearview mirrors come in to two main configurations, to be mounted on either the frame or the handlebars of your bike. Rearview mirrors allow you to see traffic behind you and can help you change lanes more safely. They are also useful when checking how far behind your mates are without twisting your head round and losing your balance. Safety arm reflectors and flags - These 30cm long safety arms with reflectors attach to your rear rack or seat stay and help to keep the traffic at bay. Flags can also be a great way to draw attention to you and your bike. They are cheap and highly effective for leisure and commuting purposes. Safety Vest - Yellow or orange reflective vests can really make you stand out on the roads. A must at night, and they won’t hurt to be worn during the day either. Water - It sounds obvious, but keeping hydrated while riding your bike is super important. While exercising, your sweating causes a loss in salt and water which need replacing regularly. Emergency chocolate bar - Last but not least, it's a good idea to pack an emergency bar of chocolate to help you top up your energy levels! Lighting - Be prepared for bad weather and always protect your eyes. Display a white light at the front of your bike and a red light at the back. Your bike must have a red rear reflector. Clothing - Increase your visibility with bright, light clothing which also keeps you cool while being comfortable. Use reflective clothing especially at night and in poor conditions.
Make sure your bicycle in good condition by performing regular maintenance checks that will enhance your cycling experience and the longevity of your bike. Carry out the 2 minute check every time you ride your bike.
Ride in a predictable manner that does not require other road users to react suddenly to your movements. Maintain control of your bike at all times. It is an offence to ride with both hands off the handlebars, feet off the pedals or to carry anything which prevents you from having control.
The best way to pass on vital information to fellow riders is through use of hand signals and vocal calls when changing lanes or turning right. Many hand signals have slight variations but there are some basic signals that every cyclist should be familiar with. Learning and using these hand signals can greatly enhance safety when cycling in a group. Use these hand signals to point out objects in the group’s path of travel as well as inform the other riders and other motorists of your intentions. Vocal calls are quite useful, in addition to hand signals, to communicate in a pack of riders. Ambient noise from traffic or other sources may present problems with vocal calls along your route so stay aware of your conditions and use necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all riders. Here are a few of the basic vocal calls that you should become familiar with if you intend to ride in a group. If you are new to a group, pay attention to the calls they use and adapt accordingly. Clear – When an intersection is safe to cross you can call out “Clear!” NEVER call out “No!” as this can easily be confused with the word “Go!”. Slowing or Stopping – Yell “Stopping!” if you are going to be stopping your bicycle quickly. It is better to give the riders behind you ample warning before you stop. Announce that you are “Slowing!” as you roll up to a traffic light or stop sign. This gives the other riders plenty of time to prepare for your next call of “Stopping!” It is important to note that in the case of an emergency, removing your hand from the handle bars to signal before braking will more than likely make the situation more dangerous. Signal only if there is time before braking. Car Back – Those riders at the back of the group shout this when there is a vehicle behind the group and it is attempting to pass. NEVER call out “Car!” as this can be confused with the word “Clear!” Car Front – This is shouted by those riders at the head of the group when there is a vehicle in front of the group and the group intends to pass the vehicle, either because it is slowing down or it has indicated that it will turn out of the path of the cycling group. Once again, NEVER simply call out “Car!” as this can be confused with “Clear!”
There will be nurses and other medically trained staff at all our service points on the route. These are well-branded and highly visible. Don’t hesitate to stop and ask for medical advice or help for any ailment from headaches to cramps to falls, our highly experienced staff is there to assist you. This is backed up by an ambulance service on standby to transport seriously injured riders to hospitals, as well as comprehensive field hospital at the finish. Medical staff is easy to identify by their bright orange tops.
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Teams come in all sizes — two to get started and six to make a full team! Learn more about different types of teams:
Professional race team of 6
Corporate Team of 8
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