Rider profile: Paul ten Brummelhuis – Khartoum to Nairobi
Where did you hear of TDA?
From a friend who did the tour six years ago.
Why are you taking part?
I did the first and last sections in 2010 with my daughter Anke who did the whole tour. I wanted to see some more of the tour and hope to do the other sections in the next few years.
How is your body holding up?
So far OK, thanks to the three months of training I did beforehand. I also skate four times a week when I’m at home but the heat of Sudan really got to me.
Best thing about your bike?
I have a rolholf hub which needs less maintenance.
What do you think of the food on tour?
It’s very tasty with lots of variety. The local food has been good to taste, it’s excellent.
What’s the biggest challenge of being on tour?
Communication has been a problem but hand signals will work wonders for anyone.
What is your impression of Africa so far?
It’s great, hot, scenic and friendly.