Tour of Karamoja


Our  roots are in cycing with Paul Sherwen having been  an 8 time Tour de France  rider and for the last 30 plus years  the Tour de France  broadcaster in the English speaking world along with Phiil Liggett until he passed in December  of 2018. This coupled with Paul and I  having created   Bicycles for Humanity and delivering over 190,000 bicycles to Africa to empower  the local people, it is only natural, that we   make cycling one of our keys and the  development  of cycling as a  revenue and job generator  a priority for Karamoja.org  in the region.



In 2017, we launched the Tour of Karamoja with 23 people participating.  This past October 6th  to 9th weekend, we recently completed our second annual Tour of Karamoja Cycling event with over 55 people coming from all over the world to participate.  This years event took place on the   grounds of the Tepeth people south of Moroto, with a camp set up to accommodate 100 people in    bush luxury.


With Paul's death, we have put the  Tour of Karamoja. on hold for 2019, with a plan of having it return in 2020.



This year we have expanded the program and with now over 100 kilometres of  single track  mountain bike trails and a 3 day event,  you will be blown away by the beauty and the incredible riding in the region.  The incredible success of this program  got us thinking and Ride Karamoja was born, which will become a series of world class cycling adventures for people of all ages and skill sets.  Best of all,  the trails were built by the local 

Tepeth maintained by them and they will charge a fee for access to the trails, creating an entirely new level of  opportunity and Capacity Building for the region.


We encourage you to  think about joining us  for the Third annual Tour of Karamoja in memory  of one of our founders Paul Sherwen who passed last year.


Our goal is to build a world class mountain biking facility on the shoulders of Mt Moroto,   made up of hundreds of miles of flowing single track and enough black and double black riding to challenge  the most expert riders. Imagine, a world class safari, interacting with  an incredible people and riding world class terrain ,  with levels from beginner to  expert,  all  in the same week.   For the  cyclist who wants the best and an incredible  experience, than, we invite you to   come, ride, explore and safari with us in the land of the Nomad Warriors.


As we build out Karamoja Mountain Biking,  from the very start, it will be a sustainable program that empowers the local people.   Riding fee's go to  paying the local Tepeth  people to  continually build and expand the trail network, creating  greater pleasure for you and  a new model of sustainable income  that is environmentally friendly for them.


I encourage you to visit www.tourofkaramoja.com and contact  us if you are interested in joining us in 2020.