Follow The Riders On The 2019 Tour d’Afrique
Each year a number of cyclists decide to blog about their adventures on their ride from Cairo to Cape Town and 2019 is no exception. We encourage you to follow the adventures 2019 Tour d’Afrique through the eyes and ears of these riders.
“We are only ten days away from the start date on January 17th. Between packing and training, the adventure is starting to feel real!” – Peter Cox (Canada)
“This is a story about crossing boundaries, literal and metaphorical. It is about the reasons we travel: every voyage is a voyage of discovery, of the other and of oneself. These voyages have no age expiry date. At seventy, one can be as captivated by wonder as at seven. It takes the magic of place to turn the key of wonder. As with any true voyage, the challenges will be many and there are no guarantees. Regardless of how far I manage this, the important thing is setting out.” – Tom Perlmutter (Canada)
“Doing this tour has been on my mind for many years but I never found the time (who said courage ??) to do it…This changed beginning of 2018 as I decided to step out of my comfort zone and to go for this amazing trans-African bike tour.” – Frederic Antille (Germany)
“I have not been into long-distance cycling for that long yet. Of course, the bicycle has always had a prominent place in my life: Chasing after my friends on my bike after school. Discovering the area around my hometown. Cycling to Delft every day when I was still in university. But it was not until 2014 that I discovered that it is quite easy to push your limits on a bicycle. It started with trips of 30k, which within some months gradually increased to a 100k, venturing further and further away until I even rode 100k rides two days in a row.” – Romy B (Netherlands)
“On January 17th Lenore and Gerry will set off past the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo on the most ambitious journey of their lives. Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The continent from top to bottom. 12,000 kilometres. On bicycles. Camping. We can’t predict to what degree time, energy and technology will impact what emerges in this blog. We can definitely commit to keeping it interesting.” – Gerald van der Weyden & Lenore Lewis (Canada)