10 Years of the Tour d’Afrique
11 January 2012 | Media
Crazy, doomed, hopeless, wonderful – my first thoughts when I read about the very first Tour d’Afrique – 12,000km, four months, all the way from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. It really is the Mt Everest of cycling. I didn’t realise that a few years late...
to Hellholes and back
29 April 2010 | Media
I read to Hellholes and back, Chuck Thompson’s account of the ‘art of extreme tourism,’ principally because he goes to Congo and I read most things that come up about that country. Chuck decides not to follow Conrad’s miserable haul up the Congo River, but instead end...
Tour d’Afrique – half way rest stop, Iringa to Lilongwe
26 March 2009 | Places
Iringa to Chitimba Beach
The Lonely Planet team before the Iringa start - me, Fiona Siseman, Rana Freedman and Martin Heng. Rana and Martin rode the last stage and decided to continue on this one as well.
I’m half way through my Iringa (Tanzania) to Lilongwe (Ma...
Tour d’Afrique Preparation
18 March 2009 | Places
I’m in Africa and about to start my stage of the Cairo to Cape Town Tour d’Afrique. I’ll be riding from Iringa in Tanzania to Lilongwe in Malawi.
My Tour d’Afrique training came to a sudden stop when I headed off to Laos for the month of February, although I did a ...
Getting Ready to Cycle Africa
10 December 2008 | Living
I’ve got a week and a half, 1,200km (750 mile) bicycle ride coming up in Africa next year – starting on 22 March at Iringa in Tanzania and ending on 1 April at Lilongwe in Malawi. It’s stage five of the Tour d’Afrique, a four month long 12,000km (7,500 mile) jaunt fro...