Cycling for hopes and dreams of every Afghan girl who wishes to cycle

Follow our journey


We are the Warriors, young female Afghan cyclists who had to flee persecution, just because we love sport. In our home country Afghanistan, it is a crime, for girls to cycle. Since the Taliban take over, in August 2021, girls are forbidden to play sport or to continue their education. We can no longer walk alone, without a male chaperone. Even to buy a loaf of bread we must cover our faces, only revealing our eyes. One day our country was civilised the next day – not!

The Taliban have removed all women’s basic rights. Sadly, we had to leave our families behind which was extremely sad for us. We arrived in the United Kingdom in late, October 2022 as refugees, after hiding for one year in fear of our lives.

In November we started to train as professional cyclists. Our coach is James Hey of 'The Cycle Coach.’ We train six days a week and learn English in our spare time, with great support from the charity ' Help Children Now’ who campaigned for our freedom and resettlement in the UK.
We need your help! To help us rebuild and shape our lives as competitive athletes.

In June you kindly donated and supported reach our goal of entering the June 2023 Asian Road Cycling Championships – Women’s Time-Trial - Olympic Qualifier, held in Rayong, Thailand, All proceeds raised will help us reach our ultimate dream of entering the Paris Olympics 2024.

We still need your kind help with donations to help us in our next step to enter the UCI world championships held in Glasgow - in August from 3rd August - 13 th August. We will are so excited to compete with professionals worldwide.

Many generous people have helped us along our way.

A special thank you to Danielle without you we couldn’t have reached Thailand.
A special thank you to Lady Fatemah Trust
A special thank you to The Afghan Sports Trust.
A special thank you to Help Children Now.
A special thank you to Kate Scott.

We wish to thank everyone who has donated so far. Please share our go fund me link its the only way we can continue to support our lives, our Univeristy education and cycling & training. Thank you.

https://gofund.me/864b5c8e
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Contribute towards training

  • Donating £10 a month - helps us with our training, transport and nutriional costs. Being an athlete is expensive. Finding yourself as a refugee in a new country and having to start with out anything is also very difficult.
  • Make your monthly donation via Paypal
  • thewarriorscyclists@gmail.com
  • Thank you.
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ANNUAL DONATION

  • A one off annual donation means you don’t have to worry about monthly direct debits. And you even don’t have to renew the following year - only if you want to. Follow our journey and get to know along the way.
  • Make your monthly donation via Paypal
  • thewarriorscyclists@gmail.com
  • Thank you.
TIMES RADIO

TIMES RADIO

Radio interview with Mariella Frostrup. Marriella is following the cycling girls story.

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BBC News

BBC News

Interview with the Warriors and James Hey - The Cycle Coach - click on the link below.

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BBC BREAKFAST

BBC BREAKFAST

An interview with Mina, Arefa and Perisa and charity Trustee Yvette Hoyle From Help Children Now who campaigned for their resettlement.

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BBC RADIO WORLD NEWS

BBC RADIO WORLD NEWS

Interview with BBC Radio WORLD SERVICE -

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Arefa

Cyclist

Arefa is dedicated to cycling. She is ambitious and strives for excellence. Arefa is looking forward to the time trials in June held in Thailand. Her ultimate dream is to qualify for the Paris Olympic 2024.

Mina

Team Captain

Mina is the team captain. She speaks good English and strives for excellence in herself and her team members. She is training hard to enter the time-trial in Asia and hopes to compete in the Olympics, in Paris 2024.

Perisa

Cyclist

Perisa is a team member of the Warriors. She is in training but has not reached competition level as yet. Perisa had an unexpected set back after discovering she has arthritis in her knee earlier this year. Persia dreams were crushed however she still hopes to cycle again as a strong team member.

A Welcome Celebration at the Houses of Parliament

Help us reach our dream and pre-qualify -Olympics


Please donate whatever you can afford.  Click on go fund me  link below -  every donation makes a difference - thank you. 


We urgently need to raise a further £5,000 in funding towards costs of our enter to the Olympic Qualifier Time-trail.  In Glasgow the UCI World Championships from 3rd August to 13th.  The fundraising so far has been a success. We received some donations offline that covered, flights, accommodation, travel and bike insurance, visas, but we still need your help to cover all expenses for the trip.  We also have funds to raise for our education at University. Please go to the go fund me link and give generously if you can. Thank you.

A very special thank you to Danielle and funders who helped us reach Thailand.

A  very special thank you to the Afghan Sports Trust.

A special thank you to Lady Fatemah Trust.


Help us along the way and follow our journey. 


Donate link.

https://gofund.me/864b5c8e


  • London, England, United Kingdom

To Donate: Please go to our 'go fund me page’ - and click on the link, so we can enter the Asian Road Championship - Olympic Qualifier in Thailand in June,. We need to raise funding urgently to cover the cost of entering the Time -Trial, Every donation makes a difference. Thank you.