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BUBR Africa

BUBR AFRICA
Chapter 2. Spring 2024
Rwanda

 

In 2023 we took BUBR on an adventure of a life time.

Touching the motherland Africa for the first time, 22 cyclists cycled over 400kms, experiencing the sights, sound and seasoning of Ghana and raised over £13,500 for local charities. 

In 2024 we invite you to explore the motherland again, venturing to Rwanda, The land of a thousand Hills. Experience nine days of some of the best roads, hospitality and food the country has to offer.

The Main Componnents 

  1. Nine days all-inclusive Road Cycling tour
  2. City and Towns to include – Kigali, Nyamata, Bukomo, Musanze & Gisenyi
  3. Stop-off at Historical and Cultural sites – The Genocide Memorial, Akagera Game Reserve & The Africa Rising Cycling Centre plus more
  4. Participation in local community programme
  5. Maximum capacity numbers for the Tour is 35 people

The full price of the tour is £1000 per person including accommodation (based on 2  people sharing a room). The price of £1000 excludes flights and you will need to make your own travel arrangements.

Please fill in the below form and make a non-refundable 10% deposit of £100 to reserve one place on the Tour.

Please view our PDF BUBRAfrica pack here 

Terms & Conditions

BUBR Africa Rwanda 2024 Terms & Conditions

These conditions apply to the BUBR Africa Rwanda Tour 2024, please read them carefully before making a booking. BUBR may from time to time change, alter, adapt, add or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions.

  1. Your Tour Contract

1.1. Once you pay your non-refundable 10% deposit, you are entering into a contract with Black Unity Bike Ride (BUBR). The contract is governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

1.2. When a booking form and deposit have been received, we will issue a booking confirmation e-mail. It is important to check the details on the confirmation e-mail to make sure all the details are correct. In the event of any discrepancy, please contact us immediately using booking@curtisr57.sg-host.com as it may not be possible to make changes or corrections later, or changes may incur an additional charge.

  1. Passports, visas, health requirements and travel documents

2.1. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure, and for ensuring that you meet any foreign entry requirements. A full and valid passport is required and Visas may be required depending on the passport you hold. Requirements may change and the length of time it is likely to take to obtain the appropriate passports and visas will vary.

2.2. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, are refused entry, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. We recommend that you take evidence of your up to date inoculations or vaccinations with you when travelling as it may be required for entry into a country or destination.

  1. Insurance

3.1. It is a condition of your booking with us that you are adequately insured for the Tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance policy you purchase is suitable, covers your requirements (including but not limited to health requirements) and is adequate for your particular needs and travel arrangements.

3.2. We strongly advise that you take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation (please see clauses 5 and 6 below). Your insurance policy must also cover the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses, as well as ensuring you have cover for any activities you have booked, including additional cover for extreme sports/adventure travel and all other activities you have booked.

  1. Paying for your Tour

4.1. The total cost of the Tour is £1,000 and does not include the cost of flights, and in order to reserve your place you must pay a non-refundable 10% deposit of £100.

4.2. The balance of £900 can either be paid in full asap or will be payable in two instalments of £450 each, due by 31st December 2023 and 31st March 2024.

4.3. If we do not receive your instalments in full and on time we reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation by you and the cancellation charges set out in clause 5 will become payable, with the cancellation date being the date of the late or incomplete instalment.

4.4. If booking after 31st December 2023 full payment will be required at the time of booking.

  1. Cancellations by You

5.1. You may cancel your booking at any time. Written notification by email must be sent to booking@curtisr57.sg-host.com as soon as possible and you will be liable for the applicable cancellation charges.

5.2 If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurance company. Your insurance premium or any excess is not refundable by us.

5.3. If you cancel your booking on or after 1st March 2024 you will not receive any refund. If you cancel your booking before 1st March 2024 you will be refunded everything paid to BUBR for the BUBR Africa Tour 2024 (subject to clause 5.4 below), less your non-refundable deposit of £100.

5.4. If you were sharing a room and you cancel, in addition to the cancellation charges as per clause 5.3 or 5.4, you will also incur the single occupancy supplement of £280 unless the other party can be allocated another roommate and they agree.

  1. Changes or Cancellations by BUBR

6.1. We begin planning the Tour many months in advance and reserve the right to make changes to, and correct errors in Tour details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and payments have been received.

6.2. We reserve the right to make changes to accommodation or tours. These changes may be due to logistics, availability, issues that may arise with the initial bookings or other factors. Where changes are made to accommodation, the replacement will be of similar standard to the original booking.

6.3. Most changes are insignificant but occasionally, we may have to make a significant change. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible.

6.4. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time before departure due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, failure by you to pay the final balance, failure by you to pay instalments on time, or because the minimum number required for the Tour to go ahead hasn’t been reached. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances mean a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.

6.5. Very rarely, we may be forced by unavoidable or extraordinary circumstances to change or terminate your booking after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. You should seek to recover costs under your insurance.

  1. Behaviour

7.1. When you book with BUBR you accept responsibility for your proper conduct.

7.2. If we or any other person in authority or any Supplier of any service is of the reasonable opinion that you are behaving in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger or upset to any other person or damage to property, we will be entitled to terminate your booking with immediate effect.

7.3. No refunds will be made, and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. You will be responsible for making full payment for any damage or loss caused by you during your time away. Payment must be paid direct at the time the damage or loss was caused to the service supplier concerned failing which, we reserve our right to make a claim against you as set out at 7.5.

7.4. If you are disruptive and prevented from boarding your outbound flight in the UK, we will treat your booking as cancelled by you from that moment, and you will have to pay full cancellation charges (see clause 5). We will not be liable for any refund, or compensation or any costs or expenses you incur.

7.5. As a result of your behaviour during any stage of the Tour we reserve the right to make a claim against you for any damages, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) incurred as a result, including but not limited to (i) cleaning, repairing or replacing property lost, damaged or destroyed by you.

  1. Privacy policy

We will not pass your information to any third party or organisation outside of BUBR, unless for the purpose of administering the Tour. Your data will be kept in accordance with the GDPR Regulation 2016/679.
9. Covid-19

9.1. You acknowledge that the suppliers providing your Tour, including but not limited to airlines, hotels and excursion providers, may need to comply with national and/or local guidance and requirements relating to Covid-19. These measures should not have a significant impact on your enjoyment of the Tour and all measures will be taken with the purpose of securing your safety and those around you.

  1. Liability Waiver

10.1. Please note that BUBR will not be liable for any refunds, compensation, costs, expenses or other losses of any kind incurred by you (including, where applicable, the cost of medical treatment), in the following circumstances:

  1. Any loss or personal damage to belongings.
  2. Any personal injury or death.
  3. If for any COVID-related reason you have to quarantine or self-isolate. Where this event occurs within 14 days of your departure date, you must contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options, as you may not be able to travel as planned.
  4. If you fail any tests, checks or other measures imposed by a supplier, airline, port or airport, border control authority or other government body or local authority or fail to submit for testing or assessment when requested to do so, and as such you are denied entry to board the flight, entry to the destination, access to the services or you are otherwise unable to proceed with the Tour, or that portion of the Tour.
FAQ

General

Is there an age limit for the tour?
The minimum age for the Tour is 18.

Do I need to be an experienced rider?
All cyclists on the Tour need to be able to ride at least 80 kilometres a day, for a consecutive five days. They also need to be able to ride at an average speed of 12mph (19kph) and climb elevations of up to 4,000ft

What is your cancellation policy?
Please view our T&C’s here

Do I need travel insurance?
Please note that it is advisable to arrange adequate travel insurance at the time of booking your holiday. We would recommend fully comprehensive travel insurance.

Payment

What happens after I pay the deposit?
Places are only reserved when we have received your booking form and deposit. Once your booking form and deposit have been received you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two working days please contact us at booking@curtisr57.sg-host.com. Without a completed booking form and payment of your deposit your place cannot be confirmed.

What is the payment plan?
The total cost of the Tour is £1,000 and does not include the cost of flights, and in order to reserve your place you must pay a non-refundable 10% deposit of £100. The balance of £900 can either be paid in full asap or will be payable in two instalments of £450 each, due by 31st December 2023 and 31st March 2024.

What does the £1,000 cost include?
Bespoke tour kit and all meals, travel and accommodation. Additional tourist attractions incur additional fee

Can I pay early?
Yes

Accommodation

Can I choose who I share a room with?
We cannot guarantee your choice, but we will make the effort to do our best to do so.

There are 3 of us and we don’t want to be split up. Can the 3 of us share one room?
No we do not have an option of three to a room

I don’t have someone to share a room with, what happens with my room?
You will be matched with another rider of the same gender

When will I know who you have allocated as my roommate?
On arrival in Kigali

Which hotel will we be staying at?
The Hill Top Hotel, Kigali

Can I use alternative accommodation?
Not as part of the Tour.

What time is the airport transfer leaving the hotel for Kigali airport on 11th st May 2024?
TBC as it is unlikely that all riders will be on the same return flight

Bikes

How do I get my bike to Rwanda?
A bike box can be one of your large luggage pieces

Where will my bike be kept overnight in Rwanda?
All bikes will be kept within the hotel we stay in

What type  of bike do I need?
A road bike

What bike support services are available during the tour?
We will have access to bike mechanics on the tour, however we strongly recommend you having your bike fully service before departing for Rwanda.

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Is there any medical support available?
The Tour will be accompanied by an ambulance that will provide first aid support

What will the weather be like?
The month of May is at the end of the wet season in Rwanda. The highest average maximum temperature in May is 26 degrees

Charities

Which charities is the Tour supporting?
Twin Lakes Cycling Academy
is an NGO that was set up by Florent Nsengumuremyi in 2019 with the aim of providing former street children in Rwanda with access to education, hope and a better future through cycling.

How can I donate to the charities?
You can visit our GoFundMe page where you can donate and share amongst your network, each rider will be expected to fundraise at least £250 towards the campaign

How much kit should I bring?
We recommend bringing kit for each riding day. This price also includes a special bespoke BUBR Africa Tour kit made by Le Col. If you do not already own the BUBR flagship cycling kit, we highly recommend you order it for the Tour at https://blackunitybikeride.com/shop/

Watch our 2023 BUBR Africa trip to Ghana here