About Us

Established in 2012 by a group of De Montfort University students, Riders of Shaam has since gone on to host annual cycle rides to different parts of Europe

Established in 2012 by a group of De Montfort University students, Riders of Shaam has since gone on to host annual cycle rides to different parts of Europe. Having raised over £800,000 for many worthy causes and you can see all our previous rides clicking here.

The name ‘Riders of Shaam’ is to highlight the challenge of riding a bike for the purpose of raising money for the war-torn areas of ‘Shaam’.

Mohamed Jamaal Moosa

Previous ROS rides: Leicester to Brussels, Leicester to Dortmund, Leicester to Luxembourg, Leicester to Brussels to Paris, Amsterdam to Berlin and Leicester to Edinburgh 

 

 

Member for: 7+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

Why do I cycle? To give back to the community and make an iota of difference for the millions of people throughout the world suffering each and everyday and most importantly follow the teachings of our religion!

Shabir Patel

Previous RoS rides: Leicester to Brussels, Leicester to Dortmund, Leicester to Luxembourg, Leicester to Brussels to Paris, Amsterdam to Berlin, Fasted 1000 Miles 2020 Fasted 1000km 2021, and Leicester to Edinburgh

 

 

Member for: 7+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

The Almighty has given me health and I take that blessing bestowed upon me to help save lives of others and change the lives of people across the world, in the hope of gaining Paradise In Shaa Allah, through their prayers. I have found amazing  brotherhood and friendship in Riders of Shaam, and goodness

Muaaz Rahim

Previous ROS rides: Cyclothon, Leicester to Edinburgh

 

Member for: 1+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

To take a break from everyday life. To have a glimpse of the struggle of the less fortunate whilst climbing those disgusting hills. Of course it’s a perk being entertained by some singing along the way.

Zain Moti

Previous ROS rides: Leicester to Edinburgh, Cyclothon

 

Member for: 1+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

If someone told me back in 2019 that I would be able to continue my passion for charity alonside something fitness related, I probably would’ve laughed it off. Here I am in 2022, three major long distance cycling trips under my belt, having raised phenomenal amounts of money for projects around the world. As short as my journey with RoS has been, the spiritual benefits gained are worth much more. 

To sum up my reason for joining RoS in one sentence, to be part of a legacy that will never be forgotten. I can’t wait to be part of the growth and to continue providing aid to those less fortunate.

Imran Noormohammad

Previous RoS rides: Leicester to Brussels, Leicester to Dortmund, Leicester to Luxembourg, Amsterdam to Berlin and Leicester to Edinburgh.

 

Member for: 7 years

 

Why do I cycle?

To partake in charity work and help people in need around the world whilst using it as a means to motivate myself to become more healthier and get into cycling.

Muhammed Lambat

Previous RoS rides: Fasted 500, Cyclothon, Leicester to Edinburgh

 

Member for: 1+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

For me, ROS helped to give me a purpose and direction. I was at a point where I wanted to improve my fitness and do something impactful, and that’s where RoS came in. RoS is more than cycling, it’s doing everything you do with the purpose to help those in need – and that is what motivates me. RoS has helped me to achieve things I never thought were possible, never in my life did I think I had the ability to complete a long-distance cycling trip, but I actually did complete one! All thanks to the RoS gang!

Zubair Moti

Previous ROS rides: Fasted 500, Leicester Cyclothon

 

Member for: 1+ years

 

Why do I cycle?

To combine a hobby that developed during lockdown with a passion to help those who are less fortunate. Meeting some amazing brothers along the way has been a nice bonus

Our Team:

Previous Rides

Leicester to Cardiff (2012)

Miles: 190

Amount raised: £7,436.84

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam

Leicester to Paris (2013)

Miles: 330

Amount raised: £13,313.41

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam2013

Leicester to Edinburgh (2014)

Miles: 360

Amount raised: £11,947.89

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam2014

Leicester to Brussels (2015)

Miles: 330

Amount raised: £20,328.20

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam2015

Leicester to Dortmund (2016)

Leicester to Luxembourg (2017)

Miles: 375

Amount raised: £76,593.11

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam2017

Leicester to Cardiff (2018)

Miles: 190

Amount raised: £6,544.62

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/pedalforafrica

Leicester to Paris (2018)

Miles: 510

Amount raised: £111,042.99

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/ridersofshaam2018

Paris to Geneva (2020) - Cancelled (Covid19)

Miles: 350

Amount raised: £112,144.10

https://www.justgiving.com/team/ROS2020

Fantastic Four! (2021)

Four challenges – Fasted500 – Leicester Cyclothon – Leicester to Edinburgh – John O’Groats to Land’s End

Amount raised: £270,000

Charities we have worked with:

Spend (on charity) O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]