Our captain and founder, Abdul Karim Kamara, a.k.a. “Stylish”, is the man we have to thank for the Lunsar Cycling Team's rapid ascension and repeated success. Inspired by the world beyond his home, the mining town of Lunsar which has no cycling heritage to speak of, Kamara launched the team from his bicycle repair workshop. The shop has since moved to bigger premises and become a focal point for our community.
In the few short years since our inception in 2015, we have gone from strength to strength in racing and community spirit. There are now more than 30 promising young riders on our team, making Lunsar Cycling Team the largest club in the country, also boasting the biggest women’s membership of any club in Sierra Leone. Many of us work at Stylish’s bike shop where it all began, earning a little extra cash, and of course, some much-needed cycling know-how. We train together four times a week, each ride covering 60-120km of local roads and there’s always someone ready to offer us support, even when we’re not racing!
We enjoy racing all over Sierra Leone, transport, rain and harvest permitting, and hope to extend our calendar further afield in the future. We dream of one day reaching international competitions like the Tour du Rwanda.