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Pharaoh's delight The Gorge Meltdown Madness Maasai Steppe Malawi Gin Zambesi Zone Elephant Highway Diamond Coast

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In a recent moment of madness, I decided that my regular comfortable weekend rides across the leafy Cheshire plains were just not challenging enough. Then I read about the Tour d’Afrique – a 7,500 mile odyssey through desert and bush, in the searing heat of day and the chilling cold of night, across mountain and valley, on dirt tracks and mud paths, and thought, that sounds challenging enough!

Following the experience of my
Round the World  planning, the idea moved quickly to reality. And so, on 10th January 2009, in Cairo Egypt, I will join a group of equally inspired cyclists from all over the world, as we attempt to pedal our way to Cape Town, South Africa

I have acquired a mountain bike especially for the trip, which will be donated to the Tour d'Afrique Foundation upon completion of my ride.

You can follow my progress by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

I have been collecting donations for the Tour d'Afrique Foundation, which supplies new bicycles to African villagers as a means of sustainable transport, to enhance education and health care access.

Thanks to the generosity of friends, family, colleagues and some very kind school children from Stockton Wood CP school in Liverpool, I have raised enough money to buy 17 bicycles. This works out at 1758 Euros. (click here to see the receipt from the organisers)

If you wish to donate directly to this worthy cause, you can do so by clicking on the link below:


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