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Pharaoh's Delight

Pharaoh's Delight

Pharaoh's Delight

From the Pyramids of Giza to Table Mountain, explore Africa from top to bottom on TDA’s flagship cycling expedition

RIDERS AND STAFF

Claudia Dippold

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Claudia Dippold

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Germany

Hi, I am Claudia and - YES!! - I will start to ride through Africa just having become fourty on the second day of the tour! I will for sure NOT be the fastest rider, since one of my biggest hobbies is photography. I am sure that one of my problems will be lack of space on the hard drive.. To be honest, my even more favourite sport before cycling is inline skating. Yes, I did already skate in Africa. Egypt. Luxor. The Valley of Kings... but since the streets of Sudan are said to be worse than in Egypt, I will also bring my bicycle! Looking forward to meet you all in Cairo!

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Jennilea Hortop

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Jennilea Hortop

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

Seeing the world is one of my passions in life. I have been living in Bangkok, Thailand for the passed four years. I could not resist the opportunity to tour across one of the most amazing, inspiring continents in the world. I am taking a year off from teaching to travel and bike through Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and across Africa. Let the year of adventures begin!

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Mark Lake

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Mark Lake

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

Canada

I am a 60 year old retired geophysicist, living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been married to Katie for 33 years, and we have 4 kids and 4 grand kids. I was born in Tabora, Tanzania, and this trip will be my first visit to the country in 50 years.... My experience in extended mileage bike touring is limited, although I have been participating in Triathlon for the last 20 years.

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Erwin Attenberger

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Khartoum to Nairobi

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Erwin Attenberger

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Khartoum to Nairobi

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 66, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America and Silk Route. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Steven Coventry

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Gondar to Cape Town

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Steven Coventry

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Gondar to Cape Town

Canada

I'm Steve. I live in Vancouver, Canada, and try to spend a lot of time on my various bikes - mostly mountain biking, with some road riding and a healthy dose of commuting/puttering around town thrown in for good measure. I first heard of the TdA early this year, and immediately put it into that 'wouldn't that be awesome to do some day' category. As I thought about it more and more, I decided that there is no time like the present, so 'some day' morphed into 'right now'. I'm ridiculously excited about this upcoming adventure, and can't wait for January!

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Michel Hendrix

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Michel Hendrix

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Netherlands

I am 68 years old and in summertime I do cycling together with my wife and friends in winter speed skating. In 2014 I was participant 0f TDA from Nairobi to Cape Town. I enjoyed it very much, all those impressions and the nice people I have met on the Tour. Cycling through some beautiful countries of central America will be my next goal.

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

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Amanda D Cowley

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Amanda D Cowley

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

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Ina de Visser

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Ina de Visser

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Netherlands

31 year old Dutch living in Germany. Fanatic road cyclist. Enthusiastic but inept mountain biker. Looking forward to combine my passion for cycling and my love for Africa!

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Ross Mallinson

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Ross Mallinson

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Australian living in England. Slow plodding cyclist - falls off mountain bikes - quite good at getting lost.

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David Crane

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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David Crane

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

I'm a student from Lawrenceville, NJ. I'll be biking this year to raise money for Conservation International.

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Birgit Hermann

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Birgit Hermann

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Germany

I am an enthusiastic, active and adventure-seeking individual. I will leave the corporate rat race for a while to cure my long running travel bug - by the time we cross the finish line in Cape Town, I will have travelled, lived and worked in some 50 countries. It has been a childhood dream of mine to spend an extended time in Africa and I can't think of a better way to start this journey than by bike. Originally from Germany, I have lived in New Zealand for the last 8 years, enjoying the great outdoors. I am a keen surfer, runner, snowboarder, rock climber, scuba diver, mountain biker and photographer. A mtb-er by heart, I will have to get used to the long daily road distances of the TDA - but can't wait for the challenge! Look forward to celebrating my birthday with all of you like-minded, similarly-mad people in Khartoum on Day One on 10 January!

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Peter Hargreaves

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Peter Hargreaves

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Jersey

In 2014 my wife ,Anne, & I having been married for 30 years .in celebration,(desperation) undertook the Tour d' Afrique , on the basis that if we deferred the trip we might never go. We completed some 4,700 kilometres through Sudan, Ethiopia & Kenya, when just over the border into Tanzania I was hit by a truck resulting in 6 cracked ribs & unconsciousness, which meant I was forced to withdraw from the ride. I have decided to join the 2017 TDA in Arusha , where my TDA ended in 2014 . So assuming (fingers crossed) I complete the journey to Cape Town this will complete my personal TDA . Anne hopes to join us at Victoria Falls & ride from there to Cape Town. .

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Christian Hablützel

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Christian Hablützel

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Switzerland

Ecologist, biologist 59 years, with family Likes to be outside: gardening, hiking, cycling... Enjoys to be alone and too in good company Experienced in nature and foreign countries

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Ian Wright

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Ian Wright

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Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

Hi, I'm Ian and I'm a British veterinary surgeon. My family are South African and lots of them are still based there, so I've been lucky enough to visit a few times. I've only ever seen the bits in between from the air though, so the Tour should be the ultimate trip to see the cousins!

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Jessica Morris

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Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Jessica Morris

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Addis Ababa to Nairobi

Canada

Hi Everyone! My name is Jess Morris and I am from Toronto, Canada (but born and raised from Vancouver, Canada). I have been working in finance for the past two years after graduating from business school in 2011. I needed something exciting to look forward to and my colleague mentioned Tour d'Afrique. I have never been to Africa but have traveled quite extensively across North America, Asia, Europe and South America. Africa has been top of the list for me for some time and biking has been a recent passion over the past couple years. I am really looking forward to this trip

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Michael Lazzara

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Michael Lazzara

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

Hello everyone! My name is Michael, and I am from Florida. Just finished up college at the University of Miami with a degree in Neuroscience. I love traveling and adventure as I'm sure you all do. I had the opportunity to do the race this year, so I won't let it slip by!

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Gondar to Cape Town

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Gondar to Cape Town

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Alessandro Mauri

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Alessandro Mauri

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Germany

Hey! My name is Alessandro, I'm 22 years old and I'm half german and half italian. I study mechanical engineering in germany and I will ride with you from Cairo to Cape Town. My motivations vary from the search for adventure to the need of a time-out from my exhausting study path. I'm looking forward to get to know all of you and I'm more than happy to participate in the Tour d'Afrique 2014 with you! P.s.: I'm racing the Tour d'Afrique just for fun :-)

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Leah Ellis

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Leah Ellis

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

I'm 23 years old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I just finished my Masters in chemistry, focusing on rechargeable batteries. I heard about the TDA as a teenager, and always thought back to it as the coolest adventure possible! I love cycling (my feet barely ever touch the ground), but I am in no way a cycling purist. I started out riding a fixie, then an old English three-speed, then a few vintage road bikes. The bike I ride now is a rusty POS, but hopefully fixing it up over the summer will give me lots of practice for what's to come:)

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Sally-Anne Dunn

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Sally-Anne Dunn

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Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

After riding Nairobi to Cape Town in 2014 I'm coming back to finish it all off. Much less physically prepared this time, but I'm really keen to get started!

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Erica Otten

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Erica Otten

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

Hi! I'm Erica and I'm from Anchorage, Alaska. I've never been to Africa and am excited to experience new places and cultures. The longest bike ride I've been on was two weeks and it wasn't long enough. I'm looking forward to some time away from work just enjoying an epic adventure. I will unfortunately have to miss most of winter in Alaska, but I'll dream of skiing and maybe even shoveling snow while I'm sweating it out on the hot desert days. I look forward to meeting you guys in Sudan!

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Martyn Wells

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Martyn Wells

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Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I've lived in Kenya as a child and in Cape Town a few years ago so as soon as I came across TDA I wanted to link them and see Africa from a different perspective by riding from one to the other. Then there are brothers-in-law to visit in Windhoek and Cape Town and my birthday on the day we finish. Looking forward to joining you in Nairobi.

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Bina Trahan

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Bina Trahan

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

Ahhhh, first person bios! Here goes....Hello! My name is Bina and I currently live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband, Justin. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. I am the Event Director for the Philly Bike Expo and also do some marketing for my dad's bicycle framebuilding company, Bilenky Cycle Works. I enjoy cycling, gardening, being a tea snob, playing with cats (any animal really) and traveling. Looking forward to meeting you all on Tour d'Afrique!!

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Khartoum to Nairobi

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Khartoum to Nairobi

South Africa

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Alex Percival

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Alex Percival

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

This will be my 4th TDA tour, having done the Silk Route and the Tour d'Afrique twice now. I will be doing my best to keep everyone's bikes on the road. Looking forward to this next adventure!

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Justin Trahan

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Justin Trahan

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

"I live in central Pennsylvania with my wife. I was born and raised in Texas about an hour west of Houston. I graduated from Texas A&M University and have been with the same service company since graduation in 2006. I look forward to everything the Tour has to offer. Some of my passions include cycling, photography, fly fishing, and working in our garden."

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Yanez Novoa

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Yanez Novoa

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

Hi Everyone. This is my second tour in Africa and am very excited to be part of this trip and especially excited for those who are first timers as you are in for a treat. My job is to keep you fed so that you guys don't eat each other as that tends to ruin the experience... See you in Khartoum!

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Hannah Klepacz

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Hannah Klepacz

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Tour Medic (Nurse) Raised in the Great British countryside, I love nothing better than being outdoors. I am never happier than when I am halfway up a mountain and have completed many adventurous expeditions in the UK and abroad, including those on 2 wheels. I’m also a qualified nurse, and have specialised in emergency medicine. I have spent the majority of my career elbow deep in trauma working in a busy emergency department. I have also been lucky to use my nursing skills abroad in Africa and with the Royal Air Force. I hope to combine my love of the great outdoors with my nursing capabilities and look forward to joining the TDA 2014 as an expedition medic.

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Chris Wille

Rider

Gondar to Nairobi

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Chris Wille

Rider
Gondar to Nairobi

Canada

After an intense 30 Year career, and 4 Ironman Triathlons, whats a guy to do? While searching long distance bike tours way back in the early 2000's, the TDA site came up. Cycle across Africa- 12,000kms, 4.5 months- What? Thats nuts! However, the more i thought about it, the more intrigued i was. Wow- people- 'ordinary people-doing extraordinary things' actually participated in those rides, and lived to tell about it! They didn't get killed by lions or headhunters or...Fast forward to 2008 TDA and there we were,at the Pyramids, 60 strangers from 14 different countries about to have the ride/total experience of our lives. It was incredible, just like cycling through the pages of the National Geographic, every day for 4.5 months- i was hooked! The Tda was/is like a drug- the more trips you go on, the more you want to do. In Africa i met Michael Linke and the BEN (Bicycle empowerment network), inspired by the great things they were doing, started a chapter of Bicycles for Humanity here in Victoria as a way of giving back. To date we (B4H Victoria) have collected and shipped 11 container loads of bikes to 3 African countries- Two container loads each to Namibia & Uganda and 7 to Malawi ( 5000 bikes + spare parts to date and counting!) So fortunate and blessed to be able to give back... Since TDA 2008, I have been super lucky to have cycled the Orient Express, Silk Route, Trans Oceania, South American Epic, Trans Europa and (most of)- Bamboo road rides with TDA. Completed Trans Europa 2018. In 2015 my goal of cycling around the world was completed, albiet not all on TDA trips. I am extremely lucky, fortunate & grateful. The North American Epic ride marks the 7th of the TDA 7 Epics for me.Working hard to be the first client to complete all 7 Epics- It's been a fun ride so far... There is no greater way to see the world than from the seat of a bike, under human power. How blessed am I to be able to share the experience with so many incredible fellow riders, TDA staff, and all the amazing people you meet along the way!

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Menno Arendz

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Menno Arendz

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Netherlands

Having done Cairo to Vic Falls in previous years, in 2014 I will do the last bit to Cape Town. Looking forward to join you all in Livingston!

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Gillian Millett

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Gillian Millett

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

Hi I'm Gillian & I'll be your Race Director/Assistant Tour Leader. I've caught the travel bug and have been lucky enough to visit over 50 countries (so far). Bikes and travel are the two things that rule my life so this is a great way to combine them. When it comes to bikes I've always thought it's that you ride not what you ride. Keep an eye because there are some great bikes around Africa (and tree-shaded repair stop-shops). In the past I've worked as a tour guide and as a race/events coordinator in North America, Australia and Europe so it's possible I've been in your area before! Looking forward to meeting all of you and experiencing the everything of TdA 2014.

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Erma de Boer

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Erma de Boer

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Netherlands

Hi, I'm Erma. Having seen the documentry "Where are you go" about the Tour d'Afrique at the Amsterdam bicycle filmfestival in May 2010, it was my dream to participate in the Tour d'Afrique. Three years on I have signed up for this big challange: I'm going to cycle from Nairobi to Cape Town and I'm looking forward to meet all the other participants and biking trough this beautiful continent.

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Chris Dick

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Chris Dick

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

I work in Kingston and when I can get away, I like to do adventure travel. Laying on a beach at an all inclusive isn't for me. I ran into the Tour in Nairobi about 6 years ago and have had the trip in mind ever since. The problem is, I was never really an avid cyclist. I've been working on it, riding after work and all day on weekends but I'm not gonna lie, it kind of scares me as the start approaches. Save some supper for me cuz I'm sure I'll be the last one to arrive in camp each day.

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Pier Spinazze

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Khartoum to Nairobi

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Pier Spinazze

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Khartoum to Nairobi

South Africa

Hi there I am a 28 year old doctor finishing up my year of community service in surgery at a large public hospital in Johannesburg. Traversing Africa has always been high up on my bucket list and what better way to do it than on a bike. Unfortunately due to time constraints I will be leaving the tour in Nairobi and continuing down by car to get to Cape Town by the end of March. Looking forward to all the good the bad and the ugly of the tour and making new friends along the way.

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Anne Davenport

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Anne Davenport

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Jersey

I am the "other half" of Peter Hargreaves. Excuse the confusion as, despite 29 years of marriage, I insist on keeping my passport in maiden name. This trip will be an opportunity to see parts of Africa I'm unlikely to get to see again so when Peter proposed this trip I thought I'd better come too. Having read some of the blogs etc now I'm not so sure! It will certainly be a challenge so I look forward to meeting you all soon.

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

Switzerland

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Paul ten Brummelhuis

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Paul ten Brummelhuis

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Netherlands

As former participant in the Tourdafrique ( in sections) and the Silkroute (2016) and the first section to Calgary together with my daughter Lieke, I'll do now Westafrica en Velo.

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jos malherbe

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

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jos malherbe

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

South Africa

This will be my 5th tda trip. So i must be addicted to tuna sandwiches and camping, especially bush camps. See you all in Cartagena. Please support the charity i will be raising funds for. Visit http://www.childwelfarechallenge.co.za

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Scott Carmichael

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Scott Carmichael

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

So I'm an latecomer to the trip, having signed up November 18, so I've got a lot of catching up to do, paperwork wise! I'm a Calgary, Canada native, who despite big dreams of leaving and living abroad, still lives here! I spent 10 months in New Zealand, and though it was nice to come home, my dream of adventure lingers.. I've been thinking about doing this trip since hearing about it earlier in the spring, I think while TDA 2013 was on... I haven't done a lot of bike touring, but the one multiday tour I went on was a blast and I longed for more.. so why not go all the way, right?! I was training hard the first half of the year to do my first half ironman at the end of July, but my real passion is running! Sadly, doing an 11000+ km running tour is pretty much out of the question right now, so it's time to get back on the bike and rebuild those saddle "muscles" for the long rides ahead! I look forward to meeting everyone in Sudan (SUDAN, everyone! I can't believe it...), anticipating an amazing 4 month adventure with you all!

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RANDY PIELSTICKER

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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RANDY PIELSTICKER

Rider
Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

after 5 years without a PVM bar, I've started to develop a twitch? I have to go back!

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Klaus Michael Jensen

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Klaus Michael Jensen

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Denmark

I'm 65 years old and retired. I have done Africa-tour and South America epic.

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Helen Salvestrin

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Khartoum to Victoria Falls

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Helen Salvestrin

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Khartoum to Victoria Falls

Australia

Oops, 32 days and counting till we go! Talk about a latecomer :) I'm a slightly bonkers Aussie, with a little extra time on my hands. I've done a wee bit of mountainbiking, a wee bit of touring, a wee bit of work in Africa, so what fantastically better way to mix them all up than TdA! It's great to see so many other slightly-bonkers people ready for some African fun and games. Ooh, and I can order a coffee in Amharic - my biggest asset to the Tour :)

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

Canada

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Bradley Cossitt

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Bradley Cossitt

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

I am 27 years old. I took the year off working to travel. I have been to Thailand, Malaysia, Climbed to Base Camp of Mount Everest,Paris, Italy and France. Following that I went to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, and Machu Picchu. I have just returned from a bike tour from Seattle Washington to San Francisco. Several years ago I rodethe Alaskan Highway.

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Tobias Wolf

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Tobias Wolf

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Germany

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Oliver Lange

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Lilongwe to Windhoek

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Oliver Lange

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Lilongwe to Windhoek

Germany

Hi to all of you! I love to MTB in the European Alps! I do that for more than 20 years! I also have been many times in Africa! The combination of my hobbies(MTB, Mountains, climbin and so on) and the African continent: This really sounds to be a very good combination :-) I really look forward meeting you all in Malawi (at Lilongwe). There is just only one more thing I want to ask you: You have a very special person riding with you: She is my very and only sweetheart! The only person that makes my heart jumps! She rides with you the whole TDA14 (from Karthoum to Cape Town): Claudia! Please do me a favour and take GOOD CARE OF HER!! She is only borrowed! She is needed back at home! I love her! Cheers, Olli

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

Greece

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Switzerland

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Alex Ellis

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Alex Ellis

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

United Kingdom

I'm starting out on a year of independent travel. I found TDA when researching for activities / challenges in Africa. I was immediately obsessed with the idea of seeing Africa from ground level over so many miles!! Unfortunately, the whole tour would have been both unfeasible and as I only found about the 2014 TDA on the eve of it's departure in January, I had to look down the line to some of the later stages!! I had always planned to base myself around Tanzania and Malawi on my travels in Africa. So when i saw that the tour passed through Tanzania and Malawi and on to Victoria Falls I new that the TDA was the perfect challenge and start to my world exploration. After the tour I will be heading back to Malawi, an old school teacher of mine set up an orphanage there where I wish to volunteer.

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Amy Klepacz

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Amy Klepacz

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Windhoek to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi, my name's Amy,I'm 25 and the twin sister of your tour medic. I'm also a nurse, in the Royal Air Force, so my boss has had no problem letting me off for another crazy adventure! Think she may have a psych assessment done on me when I return as this is my idea of a fun thing to do in my leave! Looking forward to some fun times, wild camping, punctures and seeing my sister again, even if shes does inflict pain popping my blisters!

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Isabella de la Houssaye

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Lilongwe to Windhoek

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Isabella de la Houssaye

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Lilongwe to Windhoek

United States

I am a former lawyer and banker, mother of five, and a partner in a retail store/auction house/restaurant in Philadelphia, PA called Material Culture (www.materialculture.com). I love anything and everything to do with adventure, travel and exercise and do a lot of swimming, climbing, biking and ultra running all over the world. I will be riding several segments of the Tour d'Afrique to support my son, David Crane, who is riding the entire Tour, god willing :)

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United States

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Dag Brattli

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Dag Brattli

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Windhoek to Cape Town

Norway

From Tromsø, Norway at 69 degrees north. I'm married to Vibeke, and have 2 boys, Kenneth (15) and Eric (19). Work as a software engineer for Microsoft. Ride my bike all year. In the summer I love to ride my road bike around Malangen, and in winter I use my fat-bike on the snow. Btw. also the lucky winner of the 2014 Squirt Lube TDA competition, so I have cycled this section before. Do I dare to bring a fat-bike to Africa this time as well?

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Netherlands

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Brian Hoeniger

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

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Brian Hoeniger

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Gondar to Addis Ababa

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Cameron Odro Kilgour

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Cameron Odro Kilgour

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

I recently retired from teaching in the Toronto District School Board in the secondary panel. I began teaching in Bhutan as a volunteer with World University Service of Canada. At the time of my two-year contract in Bhutan, I was practising immigration law in downtown Toronto. I am a lifelong traveller and cyclist. My family consists of my wife Cathy, a teacher, our daughter Michelle, an artist-entrepreneur who runs a fair trade clothing business called the Fairies Pijamas, and our son Josh, a university student at Guelph. We have spent two years in Melbourne, Australia on teaching exchanges. In the lead up to the Tour, Cathy and I will ride in the Great Victoria Bike Ride (a 600 km. ride along the Great Ocean Road from Mt. Gambier to Geelong). My connection to the Tour is through Brian Hoeniger, a friend who does logistics for the Tour and has done it in two halves. I know Henry through Brian as they have a shared history working in Africa with CPAR. I am very keen to cycle top to bottom and learn as much as I can along the way. And the scenery promises to be inspirational.

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Catharine Daly

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Catharine Daly

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

After raising three incredible daughters and retiring from a 37 year-long unforgettable career, I am now ready for another big adventure. When I heard about the Tour d'Afrique, I knew that it was just the challenge I was looking for. Having taken part in several years of triathlons and cycling adventures, I am excited to try something totally new. I can't imagine a better way to celebrate my 65th birthday than by meeting new people, seeing breathtaking sights and experiencing new and unexpected challenges. I look forward to getting to know everyone, to taking part in this journey and to being absolutely filthy for many days!!!

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Christopher Clyde

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Christopher Clyde

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

Ok, time to saddle up again....TDA 2014 rider, a few other international shorter tours since then. Looking forward to India. See you all soon. cheers Chris -now signed up for Madagascar, as well. Looking forward to the lemurs and Yanez' cooking :)

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David Grosshans

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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David Grosshans

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Australia

Jambo! I have quit my job selling Solar systems to experience something totally different. I am a keen road cyclist and mountain biker who loves travel, meeting people and learning about different cultures. Having ridden my bikes in Australia, New Zealand and the European Alps - I felt I needed something more challenging. Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya were some of the most challenging rides I have done. Take my advise, don't ride a cyclo-cross bike with 35mm tyres through the Sudanese desert...... I hope I can avoid all mishaps to achieve EFI. It has been a great experince so far and I have met like minded people (= slightly crazy) on the tour and shared some great moments and some great bike riding. I am looking forward to more unexpected surprises Africa has in store.

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David Wolfendale

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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David Wolfendale

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Khartoum to Cape Town

United States

Looking for a challenge that will help train my mind and body. I am a fire fighter and help maintain three hotels in my village. Looking forward to experience new culture and meet friends. I've traveled a little and this will be a great adventure.

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Diederik Heisey

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Diederik Heisey

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

I'm 26 years old from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've been cycling casually as a commuter for most of my life. Several years ago a friend mentioned the TdA to me and I looked it up. I was intrigued, but didn't really think of it as something I would do. It never really escaped my mind though. Every now and then it would pop up again and I would read another blog or check out a book someone had written about it. Eventually I was hooked and registered. I then realized that while I did love cycling, I had never done any long distance cycling and might end up hating the tour after a few days! I remedied this by cycling across Canada this summer and can safely say I am very excited for the tour. Looking forward to meeting all of you in Khartoum!

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Henri Beunders

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Henri Beunders

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Netherlands

Sitting too much behind this desk, 24hrs if I have to, and this picture is 4years old! So, in the saddle for 12 hrs? We'll try, love travelling, love Africa. going to join you in Nairobi, and will wave you goodbye at Victoria Falls, if you are not in Capetown by then. We'll see, looking forward to it!

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Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

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Sigrid Mogard

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Sigrid Mogard

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Norway

Hi! I am a 29 year old girl from northern Norway, and I work as a management consultant. I'm really looking forward to having a break from my everyday life, and to have the adventure of a lifetime on my bike through Africa! I love to ride my bike, but I don´t have advanced experience with long-distance cycling. I have never competed in a bike race before. My motivation for attending the TDA 2014 is primarily to experience the African culture and nature up close, with a diverse group of cyclists. And I also look forward to test my mental and physical strength during the trip. I am looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you!

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Sonia Davies

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Sonia Davies

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Australia

Hi everyone, I'm from Geraldton Western Australia. Currently managing a 24/7 Gym and Personal Training. I am a bit of a Hiker and a Biker having completed a few of each around the world. I heard about TDA just after a hike in China and thought Wow that is the next on my bucket list. My friends think I have a pretty crazy bucket list. I'm counting down the days to Khartoum and meeting you all.

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Claudia Dippold

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Claudia Dippold

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Germany

Hi, I am Claudia and - YES!! - I will start to ride through Africa just having become fourty on the second day of the tour! I will for sure NOT be the fastest rider, since one of my biggest hobbies is photography. I am sure that one of my problems will be lack of space on the hard drive.. To be honest, my even more favourite sport before cycling is inline skating. Yes, I did already skate in Africa. Egypt. Luxor. The Valley of Kings... but since the streets of Sudan are said to be worse than in Egypt, I will also bring my bicycle! Looking forward to meet you all in Cairo!

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Jennilea Hortop

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Khartoum to Cape Town

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Jennilea Hortop

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Khartoum to Cape Town

Canada

Seeing the world is one of my passions in life. I have been living in Bangkok, Thailand for the passed four years. I could not resist the opportunity to tour across one of the most amazing, inspiring continents in the world. I am taking a year off from teaching to travel and bike through Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and across Africa. Let the year of adventures begin!

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Mark Lake

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Mark Lake

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

Canada

I am a 60 year old retired geophysicist, living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been married to Katie for 33 years, and we have 4 kids and 4 grand kids. I was born in Tabora, Tanzania, and this trip will be my first visit to the country in 50 years.... My experience in extended mileage bike touring is limited, although I have been participating in Triathlon for the last 20 years.

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Erwin Attenberger

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Khartoum to Nairobi

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Erwin Attenberger

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Khartoum to Nairobi

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 66, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America and Silk Route. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Steven Coventry

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Gondar to Cape Town

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Steven Coventry

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Gondar to Cape Town

Canada

I'm Steve. I live in Vancouver, Canada, and try to spend a lot of time on my various bikes - mostly mountain biking, with some road riding and a healthy dose of commuting/puttering around town thrown in for good measure. I first heard of the TdA early this year, and immediately put it into that 'wouldn't that be awesome to do some day' category. As I thought about it more and more, I decided that there is no time like the present, so 'some day' morphed into 'right now'. I'm ridiculously excited about this upcoming adventure, and can't wait for January!

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Tim Chaning-Pearce

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Tim Chaning-Pearce

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

New Zealand

Hey dudes, Im a kiwi in need of adventure. Haha And so I choose a bike ride in Africa and land up in Northern Germany to do some training. So if you think you wont have done enough training, dont worry I would have done less. I work overseas for 10 months of the year. I enjoy going for a ride, and my friend dared me to enter this challenge. I entered and she declined to enter herself. So I guess I win. Not sure what to write, but all advice will be much appreciated I

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John Swart

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Cairo to Addis Ababa

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John Swart

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Cairo to Addis Ababa

Canada

Hi folks, I'm John Swart form Fonthill, Ontario, Canada - the home of Steve Bauer. I'm a cycling advocate, a humour columnist for Pedal Magazine, our national competitive cycling rag, and I enjoy cycle touring and a challenge. It's been a couple years since my last cycling adventures; a solo ride from Puerto Montt to Villa O'Higgins along the Carretera Austral in Chile, and the End-2-End Sportif across Cuba. TDA has been on the list for a while, and hopefully the two northern sections will be an introduction to the culture of Islam, which will be totally new to me. I'm pressing the top end of the age limit, so looking forward to making this the year!

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Jaap Brasser

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jaap Brasser

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Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

My name is Jaap Brasser from the Netherlands, I’m 60 years old and I signed up for the Tour d’Afrique for an adventure of a lifetime as well as the ultimate psychical & mental challenge. 

I've never been to Africa before and for me this is a great way to get to know and truly experience this continent, all these beautiful countries, landscapes and cultures from a perspective normal travelling would never allow you to see. 

I’m quite a sport fanatic and have been cycling through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy before with highlights such as the ‘Tour de Marmot’ and ‘Liège-Bastogne-Liège’. Furthermore I have been speed skating for over 20 years and completed speed skating matches such as the ‘Elfstedentocht’ and the ‘Weissensee’. 

However, none of these achievements will compare with the Tour d’Afrique and I think that is what excites me most about this tour.

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Neil Kennedy

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Neil Kennedy

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Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Dirk Pater

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Dirk Pater

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Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

My name is Dirk Pater, and I am 61 years old. I'm married to Nellie and we have four children, three daughters and one son. Their names are Dicky, Hans, Rosa & Anne. I grow vegetables by profession. Together with my family and work, excercising is also very important to me. I've been training all my life. When it comes to sport or something that is connected with competition, I'm very fanatical and enthousiastic. Though, in daily life, I'm a calm person. I see the Tour D'Afrique as the ultimate challenge and I hope that I will have lots of fun.

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Johan Versluis

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Johan Versluis

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Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

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Catriona Lyle

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Catriona Lyle

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Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi I have wanted to make the journey from Cairo to Cape Town for a long, long time. A friend, Ingy, told me about the TDA about 8 years ago and I told her I thought it was a mad idea.......then I read the book "The EFI Club" by David Houghton which confirmed my thoughts that is was indeed a "mad idea". But a seed had then been sown in Neil's (my lead-out man) head......and the more he talked about it the more I started to believe I could do it and the more excited I got about the idea. So now after many years the stars have finally aligned themselves so that we can do the southern half of the trip and we hope to make it back to do Cairo to Nairobi another time. I'm from Swaziland and have been very lucky to visit a couple of the places we will travel through - very excited about heading back to these places and of course about discovering new places! Really looking forward to meeting all of you and not being "on call" (I'm a vet) for 9 weeks!!!!! See you in Nairobi - hope you're all still going strong by the time we meet you!!! Cats

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Karen White-Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Karen White-Smith

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi. I am from the east coast of Canada (Halifax, to be exact). I am 60 and retired for 1.5 yrs from a job as an environmental scientist. A retirement gift from myself was the TDA tour of Africa...I finished unscathed (for the most part). I love to travel and ride my bike but I hate packing for these trips and trying to fit everything into too small a space. I had enough cycling through desert in Sudan, so I will join you in Adelaide. I am looking forward to meeting the new cyclists, as well as, meeting a couple of familiar faces from other TDA tours. It will be great! Right?

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Timothy Illes

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Timothy Illes

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Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Hello! I am Tim, from Cairns, Australia. I was born in Cape Town south Africa, and I cannot wait to cycle to my birth place from Egypt! I am a fanatical cycler and I ride every day. In terms of long distance riding, 2 years ago I cycled the east coast of Australia, with a 400$ bike from a second hand shop and some Cheap panniers and loved it! Hopefully 4 months will be just as fun! An experience like the Tour d'Afrique seems so ridiculous, that naturally it is something I need to do! Sorry mum… I am also raising money for a medical-grade distiller in Ethiopia, so that the hospital can have sterile water and make IV fluid. I'm loving my training for the event, and I can't wait to get started in what will probably be the most amazing and tough experience of my life

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Savannah van Vliet

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Savannah van Vliet

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I'm Savannah, from northern Canada. I have never done a long-distance tour before although I am no stranger to rough camping. I love the outdoors and a challenge. Most winters I attend university but wanderlust has gotten the best of me. I am so excited for this adventure and am absolutely counting down the days until I leave for Cairo.

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Andy Brookstein

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Andy Brookstein

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Hello all, my age is 65 and I am presently a retired ex civil construction contractor. Schooled in Durban 1967 Married to Maureen (ex TDA 2015). Three children Peter, David and Lara from a previous marrage. No great sporting achievements other than great enthusiasm in rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, squash, cross country, road running, walking and lastly cycling. I completed TDA 2015 and feel the need to revisit the tour. It was great.

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Justus Bornemann

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Justus Bornemann

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Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

Hi, I am Justus I am 19 Years old and from a little town in northern Germany called Leer. I just finished school this summer and now I am going to have an adventure this Year before I will go to university. I want to study medicine but it is very hard to get a place to study this in Germany. Last summer I visited Kenya for running-training and this holidays made me very interested in Africa and that is why I am here. To prepare for the TDA i will travel through south east asia in November and December (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia) - of course by bike. When I am not riding my bike I like to play the Guitar or the Ukulele or to do other sports. Hopefully we will have a very nice time together in the most beautiful continent on our earth - AFRICA!

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Kendall Alford-Madden

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Kendall Alford-Madden

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I am from Durham North Carolina. This will be my fourth trip with TdA and the most adventurous one to date. I can't wait to re-unite with old friends and meet new ones. I am scared I'll admit, but I will singing and laughing down the road hopefully.

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Will Rafferty

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Will Rafferty

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Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am from Tasmania, Australia and completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 as a rider. I enjoyed the experience so much that it compelled me to seek work with TDA Global Cycling. I have since worked on the Trans-Oceania & Oh Canada Tours and am looking forward to what i expect to be the best trip yet! I look forward to getting to know you all :)

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David Snell

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Cairo to Cape Town

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David Snell

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I have been living and working in Norway since 1992. After many years dreaming of travelling through Africa and later reading about TDA, I finally have the trip of a lifetime planned. I cannot wait to get my gear together, meet everyone in Cairo and get on the road, this will be a fantastic experience. I have always had a passion for cycling and the experience it gives to all your senses as you pass through cities, towns and countryside. The fact that this tour is also helping Africa is a bonus and I hope that everyone reading about the 2015 expedition will contribute generously.

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Andrew Schneck

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Andrew Schneck

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Currently a second career student in the Texas A&M University PHD program in urban science. Raising money on this ride for Hot Tubes a premier program for young cyclists. Contact me at aschneck@mindspring.com if you have interest in helping this outstanding program that is building America's cyclists of the future.

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Sergio De Arrola

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Sergio De Arrola

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Cairo to Cape Town

Spain

Im Sergio de Arrola, a spanish film photographer. My last long distance travel was from New York to LA riding alone in the end of 2013. Now I´m editing a book about the trip. Mi intention in the Tour d'Afrique is the same. I want to capture the people, the landscapes and the details of Africa from my point of view. I want to ride the 12000 km with a smile in my face! I know its gonna be like that!!

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Mary Jane Winch

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mary Jane Winch

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I am doing this trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. It will be my 7th continent. It's been a long time since I did a supported trip. It will be nice to know I will have a camping spot and a meal waiting for me every night.

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Ben Evans

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Ben Evans

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hey folks. I'm Ben and I'm a runner and wannabee author from Guildford in Surrey UK. Currently sitting in an office writing my dissertation for my MA in Creative Writing and dreaming about cycling the world. Can't wait to actually do it! I've cycled over the Alps and US West Coast, but have never been to Africa and not sure how to put up a tent - the tour is going to push me well out there! Looking forward to meeting everyone else brave/crazy enough to get on board.

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Mark Peterson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mark Peterson

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I'm a 62 year old family physician from Juneau, Alaska. I'm married with 3 adult children. I currently do locum tenens work (temp work for doctors) all over the world. This has provided some great adventures on all our globes continents over the past few years. I completed the TDA Africa tour in 2015 and never thought I would want to do another expedition ride, but the rides "get under your skin" so I'm back looking to cross my third continent on a bicycle.

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Erwin Attenberger

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Erwin Attenberger

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Cairo to Khartoum

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 66, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America and Silk Route. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Vince Moores

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Vince Moores

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Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

I am originally from the UK, left school at 15 and have worked around the world as a Chef, Tour Guide, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Property Developer, Business Consultant and Key Note Speaker. I retired 7 years ago, aged 50, to follow my passion for adventure travel and now live in New Zealand with my wife of 30 years, Kathy and our 3 grown up children. My interests include Cooking & Wine, Fly Fishing, Sculpture, Reading, Hiking and Cycling I got a taste for Cycle Touring in 2012, riding solo, self supported, from Canada to Mexico, 3500 km along the Pacific Coast Highway and loved the experience TDA is certainly a big step up but I am excited about the journey ahead and look forward to meeting all of our fellow cyclists for what promises to be a trip of a lifetime

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Marek Poplawski

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Marek Poplawski

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi, I’m Marek from Canada and this will be my third tour with TDA. I started cycling in 2014, and signed on for my first trip with TDA in 2015, through Africa. I cycled 10500km of the over 12000km trip. It was an incredible experience; definitely a trip of a lifetime. Then in 2016, I completed five hard weeks of cycling, through the mountainous terrain of Central America, with stops in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. I climbed 41061m in elevation, and cycled the total distance of the tour, 2600km. In doing so, I achieved the illustrious TDA EFI designation; meaning I rode Every F#&!ing Inch of the journey! It was challenging mentally, physically, and tested one’s endurance and equipment. I’m happy to say that my bike and I, met all the demands of that test. The experience was incredible, and I will treasure the memories forever. Now I look forward to meeting the people on the Bamboo Road tour, and making new memories.

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Jonathan Hemp

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jonathan Hemp

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I am now retired after a varied career in civil engineering, shipping, aviation and property asset management. I have been happily married for 43 years to Marje, and we have a daughter, a son and two grandchildren, all living in Cape Town, after spells working abroad. I have been cycling most of my life, and Marje and I share this, as well as interests in birdwatching, travel, reading and learning. We have travelled widely, including to several of the African countries the TDA traverses.

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Michael McCabe

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Michael McCabe

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I just completed the Tour d'Afrique Cairo to Capetown epic adventure this past May. I did a cross America bike trip the previous year. These trips have turned me into a restless traveler. I looked up what the next trip would be as I have become restless again. This Ruta Maya came up and there was a cancelation so here I am.

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Mike Lantz

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Lantz

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Very eager to cross the continent again. Once just wasn't enough. Also looking forward to making new friends and enjoying great adventures along the way.

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Kevin Kail

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Kevin Kail

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Life long tech geek traveler inventor, so looking forward to exploring Africa. Currently enjoying an amazing healthy new adventure in Hong Kong and rides in Taiwan (toroko gorge is amazing) as prep for TDA Distance runner, hockey goalie (yes the teeth and nose rebuilt), triathlete, skydiver, pilot. Have lived traveled and worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Favorite meal 3am thai food on the streets of Bangkok with my GF. Life philosophy - "Live to Play Another Day"

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Trisha Rosen

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Trisha Rosen

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I am an adventurous 49 year old woman who likes to test herself. I've ridden across the US as part of a supported fundraiser for Biketheusforms and I've ridden self supported with a friend from Texas back to Florida. I recently moved to Hong Kong for a new adventure :-)

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Nathaniel Freeman

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Nathaniel Freeman

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I've spent the past year in South Africa working at the Constitutional Court and I'm thrilled to be following that experience with a bike ride across the continent. I look forward to meeting all of the riders and staff who will be taking part in this adventure!

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Liam Mitchell

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Liam Mitchell

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

I'm 32, work in London and have been looking with envy at the riders taking on the Tour d'Afrique for over 10 years now. I travelled by truck in 2005 from Nairobi to Cape Town and have tried to head back to the continent as much as I could. Unfortunately work and finances allow me to do only the one section so I've opted for the one that seems most challenging and interesting, The Gorge. I've completed a few long distance trips on my own such as Lands End-John O'Groats and most recently London-Rome which should stand me in good stead for this section of the tour. Though i'm concerned that even London's roads won't prepare me for the condition of those in Sudan and Ethiopia! Plus I'll need to keep training through winter which i'm not looking forward to. As I write this my main worry is whether to opt for a cyclo-cross or splash out on a nice new mountain bike. Look Forward to meeting everyone on the trip. Liam

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Sue Shuttleworth

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Sue Shuttleworth

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Aged 60, retired veterinary surgeon. Married and live in Lancashire, UK. Cycled Africa 2015, South American Epic 2015 and Trans Oceania 2016 plus various long distance cycle camping epics in the past with my husband. In 2015 Nairobi to Arusha took us 2 days to cycle. Really happy that I'll get to cycle Nairobi to Arusha now via Uganda and Rwanda. Looking forward to seeing the gorillas, and revisiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Also catching up with friends from previous tours.

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David Paterson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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David Paterson

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am 65, retired, and live in the Okanagan valley of B.C. Canada. Really only cycle to travel. Went on tda trips in Africa and India. Trekked from Srinigar to Ladakh in 1981 and loved the changes in culture and geography along the way. Sure nothing has changed in nearly 40 years !! It will be an adventure.

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Mikal Nilsen

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mikal Nilsen

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Cairo to Cape Town

Norway

Mikal Nilsen, 43 years, from Norway. Work as psychiatric nurse in hospital. Also study psychology and sociology. Im a mountaineer and skier. Have climbed mount mc. kinley in Alaska and acconcagua in Argentina. Also done long skitrips in Norway and spitsbergen. I have not done any long bicycle trips. But I'm training. Im social and love traveling and meeting new people. This is my first trip to African continent.

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Carolyn Pearson

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Carolyn Pearson

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United States

I'm excited to cycle from Paris to Budapest with my husband, Doug Pearson and all of you! I started cycling in April 2011. Four short years later my husband asked me to participate in the last month of the 2015 Tour d'Afrique. After much consideration, I said yes. I enjoyed one of the most challenging, scenic & cultural experiences of my life! This time the trip was my idea : ) I am looking forward to experiencing a variety of European cultures, food, history & sites along the way. See you in July!

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Laura Harris

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Cairo to Victoria Falls

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Laura Harris

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Cairo to Victoria Falls

United Kingdom

I'm currently on a career break from working and living in Sydney and so excited to be joining the tour and visiting Africa again. The aim of my break has been to learn, be physically challenged and to give back to the community I'm working in and the TDA ticks all the boxes! I need to to learn how to actually maintain my bike, no doubt this will be the most physically challenging thing I've done and I'm giving back by raising money for the tour foundation, the cardiomyopothy association and I'd love to give some yoga classes to help stretch those tired muscles.

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Ivan Zimmermann

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Ivan Zimmermann

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Creative, adventourous, good sense of humour.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

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Jodi Scott

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jodi Scott

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi I'm Jodi and I'll be the medic on tour

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Adrian Wood

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Adrian Wood

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Hi, My name is Adrian and I will be working on the 2015 Tour D'Afrique. I couldn't be more excited. I will have just finished my final year at university and couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than meeting new people who share a common passion.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mark Lutz

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Mark Lutz

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

United States

Hello, I'm Mark, and I'll be your chef for the tour, joining you in Darwin. I'm excited to be a part of this amazing adventure, and look forward to meeting everyone when you reach Australia.

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Tallis Wessels

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Been working as a cycle/safari guide in southern Africa for the last 7years. Extremely passionate about nature and cross country cycle..

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Andreas Pakenham

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Andreas Pakenham

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

If doing this trip once has others questioning your sanity, doing it twice must confirm its missing. As this is my second time leading this wild, beautiful, and challenging trip, you could say I've fallen hard for the old trade route. My goals this time around, are getting fewer people lost, and finally discovering the fabled peanut butter merchants of Central Asia ;)

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science. Age 70. I have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. In 2013 I completed two stages of TdA from llongwe to Windhoek and in 2015 rode from Cairo to Addis Abbaba. In 2018 I will travelling from Addis Abbaba to Llongwe.I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. In 2014i have ridden unsupported with two friends from the north to the south of the UK ( John O'Groats to Lands End)

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Alex Percival

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Alex Percival

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

This will be my 4th TDA tour, having done the Silk Route and the Tour d'Afrique twice now. I will be doing my best to keep everyone's bikes on the road. Looking forward to this next adventure!

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

France

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Switzerland

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Elliot Hoy

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Elliot Hoy

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

-My First Travel Experience was when i was 18, I travelled China. -My Second travel experience was Thailand (south), Malayisa, Singapore and Indonesia when i was 19. -My Third and final trip to Asia was Thailand(north), Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos when i was 20 -I traveled to Australia when i was 21 to do a Year Work and travel, i met my fiancé in Hobart, Tasmania. -When i was 22 i traveled the Americas with my fiancé for 1 year visiting, Canada, USA, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Hoduras, Nicaragua, Cost Rica, Panama, Colombia, Equador, Paru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil When i was in Tasmanin Teaching Scuba Diving i met a nurse that told me that she had been on the Tour d'Arique

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Rosa Pater

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Rosa Pater

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Netherlands

My name is Rosa Pater, I'm 23 years old. I live in Waarland, a little village in Holland. In daily live, I'm a professional speedskater, therefore I'm quite used to heavy trainings and making many hours on my bike. Nevertheless, I still feel it as a major challenge to cycle 1913km from Windhoek to Cape Town. My father, Dick Pater and his friend Jaap Brasser are currently cycling the whole tour. I'm already very proud of them and I thought it would be such an unforgettable experience to join them the last part of the tour!

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Birgit Hermann

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Birgit Hermann

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Germany

I am an enthusiastic, active and adventure-seeking individual. I will leave the corporate rat race for a while to cure my long running travel bug - by the time we cross the finish line in Cape Town, I will have travelled, lived and worked in some 50 countries. It has been a childhood dream of mine to spend an extended time in Africa and I can't think of a better way to start this journey than by bike. Originally from Germany, I have lived in New Zealand for the last 8 years, enjoying the great outdoors. I am a keen surfer, runner, snowboarder, rock climber, scuba diver, mountain biker and photographer. A mtb-er by heart, I will have to get used to the long daily road distances of the TDA - but can't wait for the challenge! Look forward to celebrating my birthday with all of you like-minded, similarly-mad people in Khartoum on Day One on 10 January!

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Chris Dick

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Chris Dick

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

I work in Kingston and when I can get away, I like to do adventure travel. Laying on a beach at an all inclusive isn't for me. I ran into the Tour in Nairobi about 6 years ago and have had the trip in mind ever since. The problem is, I was never really an avid cyclist. I've been working on it, riding after work and all day on weekends but I'm not gonna lie, it kind of scares me as the start approaches. Save some supper for me cuz I'm sure I'll be the last one to arrive in camp each day.

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Emily Currie

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Emily Currie

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

South Africa

“‘Happiness is only real when shared’: I think this counts for a whole spectrum of experiences and emotions—pain, hardship, excitement, joy, for instance—and explains why sharing an adventure or journey with a group makes it so very real!”

Who would have thought that growing up on a farm and a career in rural healthcare would prepare me for a job like my job at TDA? I always had the desire to travel and even though I thought working here would be too good to actually come true when I sent in my job application, here I am, six tours and 28 countries later. I’ve learned more about the world and myself then I ever expected.

With so many incredible memories—and so much food shared, so many friends made along the way—it will take me years to process everything I’ve experienced courtesy of TDA. Highlights of my travels so far include finishing the North American Epic (NAE) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, cycling Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, Abdul’s pilaf in the parking lot, Colombia, pan con chicharron, Patagonia, a massive thunder storm in Zambia, Hami melon, Madagascar, Samarkand, walnut and honey spread on fresh bread and topped with whipped yak cream, eaten in a warm yurt… and the list goes on! It’s amazing to realize that everything I experience with TDA will have an impact on my life long after these adventures are over.

One adventure I don’t expect to have again is the one I had in Mexico, when we discovered Hurricane Patricia was heading right straight at us. Monitoring the storm’s progress through the night—from stage 4 to stage 5—seemed so unreal. By 5:00 a.m., CNN was calling Patricia the strongest hurricane ever measured on planet earth. A few hours later, we loaded all bikes, riders, kit and crew onto an extra van and bus … and took off, tails between our legs, because Patricia was shaping up to be a beast! By nightfall we were safe and sound in the heart of tequila country, and, as Patricia lost most of her fury at landfall, the party at our lodgings ramped up.

There are so many wonderful aspects to working with TDA but key amongst them are travelling with purpose, meeting people from all over—and the food!

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Caroline Anderson

Rider

Lilongwe to Cape Town

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Caroline Anderson

Rider
Lilongwe to Cape Town

Canada

Hi! I'll be joining the group in Malawi to finish off the last three legs of the TDA 2015! Have been following the fun so far via instagram… which has made me both excited and nervous! I'm from Canada but have been living abroad since 2002 - and in Switzerland for most of that time. Not a seasoned bike expert to say the least…but an active girl who likes a good challenge so fingers crossed I survive.

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Kimberly Kaestner

Rider

Lilongwe to Windhoek

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Kimberly Kaestner

Rider
Lilongwe to Windhoek

United States

I've traveled the world in my career and now I want to travel the world for fun.

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Egypt

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Marcel van Kesteren

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Marcel van Kesteren

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Netherlands

Marcel is the name, and cycling has always been part of my life; I am born in the Netherlands. But (cumulated) distances as on TDA.....? Tour d'Afrique for me is a break in between jobs. Great opportunity to be sporty, enjoy Africa and be amongst fellow riders. Together with my girlfriend Gunilla we ride Livingstone to Windhoek. After that she goes back home and I continue to Cape Town. We are very much looking forward to the journey!

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Gunilla Verbeke

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Gunilla Verbeke

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Belgium

Hi, I'm Gunilla, once an actress, now a mathematician / consultant. I love sports, did a lot of gymnastics when I was younger, also played some tennis. I have a racing bike since two years, not a hardcore biker, but I'm proud that I've climbed the mount Stelvio. Now the challenge will be in the distance, something new to me.

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Nairobi to Mbeya

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Maureen Collins

Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Maureen Collins

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United Kingdom

I'm from Ireland; moved to Zambia in my twenties and then to South Africa. Love the country, the bush, photography. I've ridden bicycles and horses since I was a kid. I had my own consulting practice in Johannesburg for 20 years but segued into retirement when I met Andy Brookstein in the middle of 2014. Andy did the Cairo to Cape ride in 2015 and I joined him for one of the sections. Now married, and retired, we rode from New Delhi to Mumbai on the Hippie Trail in 2016. I've registered for the Odyssey in 2017

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Franci Joubert

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Franci Joubert

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

South Africa

I am a lawyer, practicing and living in Knysna :) I love riding my bicycle!

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Doug Pearson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Doug Pearson

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hi: I am 60 years old and live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with my wife, Carolyn. I have two grown children, one living in Houston, Texas and the other living in Seattle, Washington. I completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 and the Garden of Eden Section of the Silk Route in 2016. Haven't done much travel in 1st world countries so looking forward to hotels every night; Great new friendships; A fun relaxing time; Exploring with my wife and being with all of you!! Cheers!! Doug

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Paige Webb

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Paige Webb

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi, I'm Paige, currently from Jordan Station, ON. Also know as the exit on the QEW with the Pirate Ship, or the place peaches come from. People often ask if I am crazy, I ask why? Doing Tour D'Afrique or getting married in Oct 2015? I am excited to see Africa, (mostly Cario and Cape Town), meet new people, create friendships, and test my abilities (physically and mental). One of the biggest challenges I foresee is going 150km without a stop at Tim Hortons! See you in Cario!

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Shanny Hill

Rider

Khartoum to Nairobi

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Shanny Hill

Rider
Khartoum to Nairobi

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Tim Chaning-Pearce

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Tim Chaning-Pearce

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

New Zealand

Hey dudes, Im a kiwi in need of adventure. Haha And so I choose a bike ride in Africa and land up in Northern Germany to do some training. So if you think you wont have done enough training, dont worry I would have done less. I work overseas for 10 months of the year. I enjoy going for a ride, and my friend dared me to enter this challenge. I entered and she declined to enter herself. So I guess I win. Not sure what to write, but all advice will be much appreciated I

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John Swart

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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John Swart

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

Canada

Hi folks, I'm John Swart form Fonthill, Ontario, Canada - the home of Steve Bauer. I'm a cycling advocate, a humour columnist for Pedal Magazine, our national competitive cycling rag, and I enjoy cycle touring and a challenge. It's been a couple years since my last cycling adventures; a solo ride from Puerto Montt to Villa O'Higgins along the Carretera Austral in Chile, and the End-2-End Sportif across Cuba. TDA has been on the list for a while, and hopefully the two northern sections will be an introduction to the culture of Islam, which will be totally new to me. I'm pressing the top end of the age limit, so looking forward to making this the year!

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Jaap Brasser

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jaap Brasser

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

My name is Jaap Brasser from the Netherlands, I’m 60 years old and I signed up for the Tour d’Afrique for an adventure of a lifetime as well as the ultimate psychical & mental challenge. 

I've never been to Africa before and for me this is a great way to get to know and truly experience this continent, all these beautiful countries, landscapes and cultures from a perspective normal travelling would never allow you to see. 

I’m quite a sport fanatic and have been cycling through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy before with highlights such as the ‘Tour de Marmot’ and ‘Liège-Bastogne-Liège’. Furthermore I have been speed skating for over 20 years and completed speed skating matches such as the ‘Elfstedentocht’ and the ‘Weissensee’. 

However, none of these achievements will compare with the Tour d’Afrique and I think that is what excites me most about this tour.

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Neil Kennedy

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Neil Kennedy

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Dirk Pater

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Dirk Pater

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

My name is Dirk Pater, and I am 61 years old. I'm married to Nellie and we have four children, three daughters and one son. Their names are Dicky, Hans, Rosa & Anne. I grow vegetables by profession. Together with my family and work, excercising is also very important to me. I've been training all my life. When it comes to sport or something that is connected with competition, I'm very fanatical and enthousiastic. Though, in daily life, I'm a calm person. I see the Tour D'Afrique as the ultimate challenge and I hope that I will have lots of fun.

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Max Chiswick

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Max Chiswick

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Super excited to start this adventure and to meet everyone

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hello good people, my name is Stephanie, and I will be your Assistant Tour Leader. I am from Canada, currently living in Victoria, BC. I have lived, worked, and travelled throughout Africa for the greater part of the last 10 years. Looking forward to getting back on the road.

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Craig Thomson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Craig Thomson

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Living Life | Endurance Athlete | Inspirational Leader | Red Socker | Enjoying the Journey |

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Katja Steenkamp

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Katja Steenkamp

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I grew up in the eastern part of Germany in the beautiful baroque town Dresden. I traveled to Cape Town/South Africa in my early 20's and was spellbound by the breathtaking landscape, delicious wine and food, and especially the active lifestyle. Given Cape Town's location the outdoors can be occupied the full year around. A great advantage for an outdoor enthusiast and adventure seeker like myself. Now, 10 years later, I am well settled in this part of the world, found myself a wonderful husband and planing my next big adventure. Tour d'Afrique has been a dream of mine for a long time and am very excited to experience this extraordinary adventure in 2016.

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Graham Whelan

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Graham Whelan

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi, I’m an electrical engineer and serial dreamer! Have wanted to do the TDA since I left uni in 2008 so now is the time to stop procrastinating and do it!!! I’ll be turning 30 on the tour so what better way to celebrate than riding across Africa. Can’t wait to meet you all at the start line. Now, where did I leave my bike???

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Len Colbert

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Len Colbert

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Having been introduced to the tour by a fellow rider, I have become inspired by those that have completed it. I will be 60 when I arrive on the tour, its is time to step outside my comfort zone and this will push my limits, so let the fun begin..... I look forward to a very unique experience.

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Douwe Cunningham

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Douwe Cunningham

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Looking forward to experiencing the spirit of Africa...!

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Michael Hobin

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Michael Hobin

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I'm retired and in the 60+ category. I enjoy cycling, golf and hiking. Currently I spend my winters in Arizona and will start spending my summers in Camlachie, Ontario. I've done a few long distance rides including the TDA in 2016. Looking forward to seeing western Canada on bike.

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Jason Metcalfe

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jason Metcalfe

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Switzerland

I am an alumni of TDA 2016 and 1st place finisher of pub stops along the way from Cairo to Cape Town. I'm joining the tour this year in Nairobi and quickily finishing in Kigali. My goal is to make sure Rupert Dixon (4th most km for men last year) slows down and enjoys the tour this year. Cheers, Jason

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Larry MacNeill

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Larry MacNeill

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I'm 62, live in Colorado, and have done some cycling but nothing on the scale of the Tour d'Afrique. Avoiding every chance of failure can be dull. After planning and training, adventure and serendipity await.

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Steve Chatterton

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Steve Chatterton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hello to All I have recently retired and am interested in exploring the world by bike. I have been bicycle touring on my vacations for the last 20 years. They have all been self-supported in the United States or Canada so, this will be my first excursion outside of North America. I am curious to see if anyone is interested in organizing a short safari into Serengeti National Park. We will have a three day rest in Arusha, Tanzania and this would be our opportunity to make a side trip into the Park.

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Cohen Hocking

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Cairo to Addis Ababa

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Cohen Hocking

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

Canada

I've recently finished my undergrad in conservation and now work in forestry in B.C. Canada. For a long time now I've been fascinated by Africa. Along with my dad, I'll be riding from Cairo to Addis Ababa - from the cradle of civilization to the cradle of mankind! Can't wait to meet everyone and take to the road!

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Dave hocking

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Dave hocking

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

51 - self employed - living in BC - Biking is a new passion for me - my son has convinced me to join him on the first leg of this incredible journey - training hard - "if you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" ~ T.S. Eliot

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Robert Hart

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Robert Hart

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi I'm Rob, I live and work in London. Looking forward to meeting you all in Cairo and to an epic few months together spinning through Africa!

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Neil Oakey

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Neil Oakey

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi I'm Neil, I am 44, and live in Corfu (Greece) with my wife. Taking a break from work right now, so this seems like a good way to pass the time. We used to live in Angola, but didn't see much of Africa, something I'm sure will be addressed on this ride.

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Rupert Dixon

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Rupert Dixon

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hey Guys, I attempted the TDA this year (2016) and had my EFI intact all the way to Namibia when I unfortunately fell off twice in 3 days! On the second fall I stupidly broke my collarbone in three places and had to have a plate fitted in Cape Town which annoyingly ended my tour...check your pedals and cleats regularly! I was initially planning to only ride the last two weeks from where I fell off just outside Windhoek but given the 2017 tour is taking a new and unexpected detour around lake Victoria through Rwanda and Uganda, countries I've really enjoyed travelling before, I've decided to start in Nairobi. Africa's landscapes are so beautiful, varied & changeable i'm confident I can get just as much out of the TdA second time around. I'm going to be taking things a lot more leisurely this time, many more coffee stops in the morning and beer stops in the afternoon! Enjoy Egypt and particularly Sudan and I will see you all in Nairobi in mid February. P.s I've just noticed there is still a link to my blog from last year here, having just read a little back its all a bit emotional but you will know how I felt back then in 6 months! If you want to get an idea of what last years tour was like take a look here..

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Emma Houterman

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Emma Houterman

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Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Hi. I'm Emma. I am 29 and live in Amsterdam. I very much look forward to cycling from Cairo to Capetown.

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Paul Taylor

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Cairo to Nairobi

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Paul Taylor

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Cairo to Nairobi

United Kingdom

i live and work in England. I am a sports person taking part in many competitive events from triathlon / ultra running and cycling, road , Cx and MTB . i have been on 11 big climbing expeditions including the summits of all of the 7 continental summits on first attempts including carstenze pryamid. I have two daughters 18 /22 years. just normal really !

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Keith Hazeldine

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Keith Hazeldine

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Canada

I am 68, married 45 years to Ethel, with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Retired engineer from Michelin Tire Corp. Snowbird: summer in Nova Scotia, winter in Florida. Kayak. Biked across Canada summer 2011. Sections 1-3 of TdA North American Epic 2015. Really looking forward to this major ride next spring.

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Catalin Pricoiu

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Catalin Pricoiu

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Canada

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Virginia Oakey

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Virginia Oakey

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Recently retired and up for the challenge. Not normally an avid cyclist so this will push a few boundaries.

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Clive Smith

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Cairo to Addis Ababa

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Clive Smith

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Cairo to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

London based rider, done a fair amount of traveling on a bike including the Indian Adventure in 2011., segments in Europe and Cairo to Addis, Africa 2016. Plan to ride more tours in the future.

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Özgür Karataş

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Özgür Karataş

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Turkey

“Working outdoors is phenomenal.”

When TDA need local support for translations in Turkey in 2014, I entered the picture. Before TDA, I lived year-round there, in Izmir. Now I live on the road eight months of the year; the rest of the time I’m in Turkey, either applying for visas or rock-climbing.

Sometimes on a tour our failures are as incredible as our successes. Being defeated as my tour attempted to climb a new route on Koca Sarp, a rocky mountain in central Anatolia, is an experience I’ll always remember.

I’ve seen so much of the world with TDA. My favourite place I’ve been so far is Meteora, Greece. Probably the greatest pleasure of cycle-touring for me is never spending more than two days in a row in the same spot.

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Canada

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Tallis Wessels

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Overland and cycle guide for the past 9 years. Looking forward to another TDA experience and meeting you all in Cairo and along the way.

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Martina Kroos

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Martina Kroos

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Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

Martina Kroos Hello All, I'm looking forward to enjoy Africa from the seat of my bike and to meet all of you in Cairo.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Voisin

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Voisin

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Looking forward to a grande bike adventure with the added benefit of raising funds for ALS and MND.

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Kevin Johansen

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Kevin Johansen

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Windhoek to Cape Town

United States

I like to be outside... biking,hiking, skiing and river running. Looking forward to seeing new country, riding with my friends Gil and Troy Gillenwater and Mike Hobin. Mike is doing the whole ride as we are doing the "short" version of the Afrique Tour.

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Andy Brookstein

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Andy Brookstein

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

South Africa

Hello all, my age is 65 and I am presently a retired ex civil construction contractor. Schooled in Durban 1967 Married to Maureen (ex TDA 2015). Three children Peter, David and Lara from a previous marrage. No great sporting achievements other than great enthusiasm in rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, squash, cross country, road running, walking and lastly cycling. I completed TDA 2015 and feel the need to revisit the tour. It was great.

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Jean Kapala Brown

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jean Kapala Brown

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Windhoek to Cape Town

United States

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Powell "Gil" Gillenwater

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Powell "Gil" Gillenwater

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Windhoek to Cape Town

United States

I love adventure and I love to travel. My brother Troy (who will be on this ride) and I discovered Tibet’s fabled "Lost Falls of the Brahmaputra” in 1997. I have been on 6 expeditions into the Himalayas of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Ladakh. I am a weekend warrior when it comes to riding bikes having coordinated multi-day, fundraising bike rides in Sonora, Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. I am the founder and president of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and I am really looking forward to this ride. A good friend, Mike Hobin, will be riding the entire Africa tour. He convinced my brother Troy and friend Kevin Johansen (a college football buddy - we are now both 61 years old) to join him on the final leg. We road across Poland and Slovakia with Mike on a Tour d'Afrique adventure last year and had a fantastic time.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Sally-Anne Dunn

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Cairo to Nairobi

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Sally-Anne Dunn

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Cairo to Nairobi

United Kingdom

After riding Nairobi to Cape Town in 2014 I'm coming back to finish it all off. Much less physically prepared this time, but I'm really keen to get started!

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United Kingdom

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Mike Carter

Rider

Khartoum to Lilongwe

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Mike Carter

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Khartoum to Lilongwe

Canada

Currently living in Victoria, BC, Earth. This is my Fourth trip with TDA and my second time cycling in Africa. I'm looking forward to meeting you all on the trip! Cheers, Mike

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United Kingdom

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Juliana Nunes de Andrade

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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Juliana Nunes de Andrade

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Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Australia

I'm Juliana; aka Ju. I'm originally from Brazil, where I am at the moment, but Australia has been my home for the last 10 years! I have been flirting with this journey through Africa for over a year. I'm very excited with the prospect of getting to know a little bit of the continent that has always fascinated me for so many reasons! Doing this from the height of my bike saddle has got the experience I'm about to embark on heaps more exciting! Here to many meaningful path crossings!!

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi to Cape Town

Switzerland

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steven lewy

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Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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steven lewy

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United Kingdom

enthusiastic amateur cyclist, looking forward to my April adventure.

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Adrian Starkey

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Adrian Starkey

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi I'm Adrian and I live in Singapore. I have always enjoyed cycling but have never taken part in a serious challenge like the Tour d'Afrique before. Relishing the opportunity to meet like-minded adventurers whilst I'm currently between jobs in the energy sector. I'm a professional engineer and love travel, photography, and outdoor sports: cycling, scuba diving, skiing, etc. Been to Africa a few times, mainly on safari, and expect to see a lot more of this beautiful continent on this trip! Looking forward to meeting the rest of the Peloton on stages 7 (Elephant Highway) and 8 (Rainbow Nation) of the 2016 tour.

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Lilongwe to Cape Town

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Lilongwe to Cape Town

United States

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Eric Brandenburg

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Eric Brandenburg

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Windhoek to Cape Town

United States

Greetings from Mogadishu. I am a Senior Security Sector Reform and Maritime Officer working with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia. Prior to my service with UN field operations, I served in the US Navy for 22 years and retired as a Commander in June 2004. The cycling event from Windhoek to Cape Town will be an extraordinary opportunity to see another part of Africa.

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Mimi Viviers

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Mimi Viviers

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Windhoek to Cape Town

South Africa

I'm an avid mountain biker & love being outdoors appreciating nature. I have done many multi-stage races in SA, Namibia & Kenya & joined the 2016 Td'A team for the last leg from Windhoek to Cape Town (my home town). On this trip I met my partner Dave and we are keen to do the full West Africa tour together.

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David Jones

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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David Jones

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

Looking forward to joining the TDA group for their last stage.

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Shanny Hill

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Shanny Hill

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Max Chiswick

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Max Chiswick

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Super excited to start this adventure and to meet everyone

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hello good people, my name is Stephanie, and I will be your Assistant Tour Leader. I am from Canada, currently living in Victoria, BC. I have lived, worked, and travelled throughout Africa for the greater part of the last 10 years. Looking forward to getting back on the road.

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Craig Thomson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Craig Thomson

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Living Life | Endurance Athlete | Inspirational Leader | Red Socker | Enjoying the Journey |

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Katja Steenkamp

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Katja Steenkamp

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I grew up in the eastern part of Germany in the beautiful baroque town Dresden. I traveled to Cape Town/South Africa in my early 20's and was spellbound by the breathtaking landscape, delicious wine and food, and especially the active lifestyle. Given Cape Town's location the outdoors can be occupied the full year around. A great advantage for an outdoor enthusiast and adventure seeker like myself. Now, 10 years later, I am well settled in this part of the world, found myself a wonderful husband and planing my next big adventure. Tour d'Afrique has been a dream of mine for a long time and am very excited to experience this extraordinary adventure in 2016.

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Graham Whelan

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Graham Whelan

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi, I’m an electrical engineer and serial dreamer! Have wanted to do the TDA since I left uni in 2008 so now is the time to stop procrastinating and do it!!! I’ll be turning 30 on the tour so what better way to celebrate than riding across Africa. Can’t wait to meet you all at the start line. Now, where did I leave my bike???

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Michael Treloar

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Michael Treloar

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Currently taking a "Gap Year" after working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as an expatriate Geotechnical Engineer at the Kibali Gold Project for 4 1/2 years. Moved to Prince Albert in the Karoo, from where I intend re-grouping, since I am now enjoying my retirement. Participating in the Tour d’Afrique has been on my wish list since the day of its inception, I am extremely excited to be at last, planning to take part in such an amazing journey down the length of Africa. I see it as a major personal challenge, while a trip of this nature, is definitely going to be a life changing experience for me. When it comes to traveling in Africa, it’s not the destination which matters, but how you get there (As well as all the different types of beer you try out, while reaching your goal).

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Judith Treloar

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Judith Treloar

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I am a mother of three fabulous children and have four grandchildren. Tour d’Afrique will be my toughest challenge yet, but I enjoy cycling and the endurance it requires. I will be cycling with my husband, who has always encouraged our family to engage in activities that will grow you as a person and bring you, as well as those with you, pleasure and enjoyment as you encounter nature, experience and learn about new places, and realise you have been blessed with the ability to take up challenges. Tour d’Afrique is sure to be a tough, but awesome adventure! I firmly believe that shared experiences enable us to find numerous opportunities to grow personally, share anecdotes, reminisce and re-live all that we saw and did, making it a life-long tangible treasure! If “problems shared, are problems halved”, it stands to reason then that “adventures shared are adventures doubled”!

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Farrow

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Farrow

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Left the work force to become full time cyclist, geocacher and fisherman. Problem is the pay sucks! Not known for doing anything in moderation this trip has a certain appeal.

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Wendy Farrow

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Wendy Farrow

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Wendy's my name And cycling's my game, And has been for many a year. I'm a roady at heart Most days I take part, Except when the weather's not fair. Last year, Tour de France Couldn't pass up that chance! And this year was sunny Spain. Africa's next on the card So now I'm saving quite hard, To pay for the trip and the plane. With hubby in tow Most days we do go, For a ride on the flat or the hills. But that's not all that I do So now I'll share with you, Other ways that I get my thrills. Running, yoga, reading, cross-stitch, crosswords, geocaching. That's a bit bout my life I'm also a mother and wife, Probably a bit like you maybe. We're all counting down For Cairo to Cape Town, Till then I'll keep working in ED.

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Muluken Tesfaye

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Muluken Tesfaye

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Ethiopia

Muluken will be helping drive up one of our vehicles to Cairo with our transit team and during the tour he will be helping in the kitchen and camp. This will be the fifth time that Muluken has worked with us on the Tour d'Afrique.

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Niklas Frisk

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Niklas Frisk

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Cairo to Cape Town

Sweden

20 year old bartender from Kinna in Sweden, just outside Gothenburg. I work at O´learys at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport as a bartender/waiter. The Tour d'Afrique will be the trip of my life and i'am hoping that I will remember it for the rest of my life. I also hope to raise awerness and rasie money for O'learys Meal4Meal programme, a part of the United Nations World Food Programme. Meal4Meal - Food becomes knowledge http://www.olearys.se/se/meal4meal

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Ed Phelps

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Ed Phelps

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I'm super-excited to be going on such and incredible ride in Africa! I've been to the start and end (Egypt and South Africa), loved both, and am greatly looking forward to seeing what's in-between. I went on cycling tours in my teens and have ridden road and mountain bikes ever since. I've raised two kids in Boulder, CO and (with fingers crossed) they should be happily attending college while I'm away.

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Anmei Goldsmith

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Anmei Goldsmith

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Looking forward to meeting y'all in January!

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Michael Howard

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Arusha to Windhoek

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Michael Howard

Rider
Arusha to Windhoek

United Kingdom

A cyclist on and off for many years. I started when I was 14. I rode a section from Sudan to Ethiopia 2014 and Rute De Maya 2015. Now I am looking forward to the sections covering Tanzania to Namibia. I still work, why retire? I travel constantly but still manage to maintan some form of fitness.

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Liz Morris

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Liz Morris

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I am a mother of 3 sons, Andrew aged 17, Matthew 22 and Richard 25. I am wife to a man in a million ... Tim, my rock and most ardent supporter of all the crazy ideas that I dream up! I live in Cape Town, in a home filled with laughter and love ... and on any given day resembles Waterloo station at rush hour. Most of my friends also enjoy cycling, and weekends generally involve cycling expeditions of some kind, both mountain and road biking. I am a Registered Nurse, and have specialised in Advanced Wound Care. I work as a Private Nurse Practitioner, from a Wound Care Clinic in Claremont. We have formed 'WoundNet', which is an umbrella network of Advanced Wound Care Practitioners practicing across the Cape Peninsula, and as far as Pringle Bay. We also boast an ACE administrative team. We believe that we can make a difference in the lives of our patients, rich and poor alike. 'Save a limb, save a life' is our credo. I am currently a member of The Grove Toastmasters and am busy working my way through the ACB manual. I enjoy taking Oil Painting lessons with Mad Annie at Frank Joubert Art Centre. All in all, I have a very full life, filled with innumerable passions and interests. It would be remiss of me, however, not to mention Greg Walpole, my business and life coach, who helped me believe that I could achieve this BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL!! Five years of saving my money, and now I am ready ... Tour of 2017 here I come :)

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Andrew McFallon

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Andrew McFallon

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

48 year old father of two. Taking a break from the workforce for a few years to pursue some adventures and consider what sort of career comes next.

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Linda Affolder

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Linda Affolder

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Mark Borsuk

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mark Borsuk

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Independently caught both the cycling and travelling Africa bugs last summer. Came across TDA and thought, why not? Cannot wait for the adventure to begin!

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Thomas Baar

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Thomas Baar

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

Germany

I am 44 years old and I love sport and travelling. So it is a good combination to do the tour.

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Gurpaul Atwal

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Gurpaul Atwal

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Punjabi. Engineer. Mba student. On the quieter side of life. Get bored fast. Mildly eccentric

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Murray Burr

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Murray Burr

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

I am a 59 year old that has been following TdA for more than five years. My main aim for the tour is just to enjoy myself. I would also like to meet both locals and riders from all over the world. I think it will be a great adventure and something to cherish.

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Alexandra Pastollnigg

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Alexandra Pastollnigg

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Cairo to Cape Town

Austria

I love travelling and developed a new passion both for physical challenges as well as Africa. Want to see and experience more. "Everything is possible"—this is pushing my boundaries and I can't wait to get started, meet all the other tour participants, and experience where this adventure will lead us. . .

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Bernd Beigl

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Bernd Beigl

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Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

Ohhh......to tell about me is a bit bulky...and that is very extensive. first: my english is terrible...and I would like to improve in four months :-) Actually, I wanted "to give" myself on 15.10.2017 to my 50th birthday the Ironman on Hawaii. However, the preparing is currently a little bit too stressful and too uncertain after a business Insolvency and divorce again. Therefore, now is the hour of Tour d´áfrique; i want to come back to myself.

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Roman Zinner

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Roman Zinner

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Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

Germany

Hello, my occupation is application specialist for high end scientific microscopes in an optical Company. I am cell biologist by education. I live in Munich with my wife and two Kids. My Hobbies are travelling, sports (mounatineering, Cycling and making Music) and of course spending time with the Family. Looking Forward to the Zambesi Zone and meet you all there, kind regards Roman

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Natalie Jacobson

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Natalie Jacobson

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

What can I say, I just like to ride. I've done a couple of tours in Aus and NZ, but this will undoubtedly be the most challenging physical and mental thing I have ever done. I've always wanted to go to Africa and I can't think of a better way to experience the continent than on bike. I can't wait!!!!!!

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Simon Holmes

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Nairobi to Kigali

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Simon Holmes

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Nairobi to Kigali

United Kingdom

Keen cyclist. Don't race as such but do a few big sportives each year ( eg Marmottes, Dragon Ride ,Crystalp etc). Some touring--eg Raid Pyreneen,crossed the alps with kit a couple of times, cent cols, round Corsica, Tour de Mont Blanc etc. 3 Main bikes. Racing bike, Parlee ZL; MTB Specialised Camber full suss 29 er; Winter trainer--Condor Gran Fondo . Enjoy riding all types of bikes whether it's a velibre in Paris or a bike with no brakes in Ethiopia (they are optional aren't they in Africa?). Bringing old hybrid on tour d'afrique. Main goal this year is the UCI Amateur World Cycling Championships in Albi, France in August. Also hope to ride with kit to Istanbul in June

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Cairo to Windhoek

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Cairo to Windhoek

South Africa

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Mark Heim

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mark Heim

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I was fortunate to retire early a few years ago and I now enjoy my free time staying fit and active. I've done a few other long distance bike tours including a ride across the US then up to Alaska, TDA's Transeuropa, South American Epic, the Silk Route, and part of Africa. I’ve previously ridden through some of the areas that The North American Epic will cover it is was some of the best riding of my life. I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with old friends and meeting new people.

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Andje Borojevic

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Andje Borojevic

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

who is andje? mmmm...that’s a good question. given that i’ve run out of pages in my passport, i think it’s safe to say i love to travel and experience new & different things. for me, it’s about adventure, challenges and getting out of one’s comfort zone. even though i’ve been thinking about tour d’afrique for 13 years - this will definitely be my most challenging adventure yet and well beyond my comfort zone. for my dad - who fought a long hard battle with cancer and never gave up, for my mom - who is currently fighting now and refuses to give up, for all the cancer survivors and everyone who has been touched by cancer. “what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”- unknown

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi to Cape Town

United States

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Thomas Lais

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Thomas Lais

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I love to bike tour. I did the North America Tour and ThetourdeAfrique

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Erin Miller

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Nairobi to Windhoek

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Erin Miller

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Nairobi to Windhoek

Canada

I am a physiotherapist living in Toronto. I did multiple sections of the Tour D'Afrique in 2017 (from Nairobi to Windhoek) and the final section of West Africa 2018 from Freetown to Cape Coast. I have also done some solo touring in Canada. Looking forward to this next adventure!

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Philip Davies

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Philip Davies

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I love Africa and cycling with friends so what could be better than going on the Cairo to Cape Town tour. Taking a career break after 28 years, now is the opportunity!

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Charles Butler

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Charles Butler

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Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa and now living in Australia. Can't wait to return to Africa and see the continent in the best way possible - on a bike!

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Peter Hodges

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Peter Hodges

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Nairobi to Cape Town

New Zealand

Kiwi who enjoys getting out Mountain biking, and exploring.

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Catherine Hodges

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Catherine Hodges

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Nairobi to Cape Town

New Zealand

Long time cyclist but nothing so big or adventurous as this!

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Hanne Renland

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Cairo to Lilongwe

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Hanne Renland

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Cairo to Lilongwe

Norway

I discovered this fascinating lifestyle in 2017 as a section rider on Tour d'Afrique Egypt-Rwanda. My fascination of this way of riding/living made me cycle through Norway in 2017 and 2019 and through Tanzania November 2017. Last year I did West-Africa, a great tour! Now I look forward to do last part of TdA. I live in a small town in the nothern part of Norway, where I work as a psychologist. Beside my work I am running an aid project in the south-west of Tanzania.

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Michael van den Berg

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Michael van den Berg

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Windhoek to Cape Town

South Africa

Farmer Mike is now a dairy farmer in Greytown in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Have always loved being on my bike and it is the best way to tour and get to know other countries. Michael Treloar, also once known as Pretty Mike? and myself (Clever Mike?) have known each other since student days and I will be joining Judy and Mike for the final leg from Windhoek to Cape Town. We started cycling in 1996, to honour a wager made after a couple of bottles of excellent South African red wine.

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Deborah Mulcahy

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Deborah Mulcahy

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I've been bicycle touring for quite a few years now with my husband all over the US, a bit of Canada and quite a bit of Africa with TDA. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to cycle in Asia.

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Peter Mulcahy

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Peter Mulcahy

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I'm retired, a full-time RVer and a part-time cyclist. Excited about this adventure. Where are we going?

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Will Franken

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Lilongwe to Cape Town

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Will Franken

Rider
Lilongwe to Cape Town

Netherlands

Quoting a Dutch writer Jelle Brandt Corstius: "I don't know why I like traveling so much. I don't even care about the destination. The fun part is being on the move. The only thing to expect is the unexpected. You left something behind and don't know where you will end up. Traveling by plane, train or bicycle, I don't care, as long as I'm traveling. It's the only moment I'm not pondering". So I like to travel :-) But I also like endurance. Did some triathlon, most recently the Celtman in Scotland in 2015. Unfortunately I can only do 2/3 stages at a time but I'm very much looking forward riding with you guys!

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Australia

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Helen Gertig

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Helen Gertig

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Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I'm a doctor from the UK, working mostly in the Emergency department and rural Scottish hospitals in the Highlands and Islands. I try to spend as little of my time in hospitals as possible, and have found cycling is a great way to do this! I have previously been medic for TDA Tour d'Afrique and the Silk Route - both really fantastic trips. I have also worked in a Nepalese high altitude rescue station in the Everest region for a season. I have a life long love affair with mountains, and am really looking forward to joining you all on this adventure!

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Wynand Bezuidenhout

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Wynand Bezuidenhout

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

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Suzy Leveille

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Nairobi to Arusha

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Suzy Leveille

Rider
Nairobi to Arusha

Canada

Went on a section of the tour in 2013. Karthoum to Ethiopia and just want to continue other sections while meeting wonderful people, amazing country and out of my comfort zone

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Bridgette Watts

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Bridgette Watts

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

love long distance cycling. I am looking forward to meeting new people and exploring a new continent

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Arusha to Victoria Falls

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Arusha to Victoria Falls

Switzerland

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Kim Payne

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Kigali to Lilongwe

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Kim Payne

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Kigali to Lilongwe

New Zealand

Self Employed Travel Agent which makes things slightly easier by being able to have a mobile office. Can we ensure the WIFI is great on this leg please? I've managed to do sections of Ruta Maya 15, TDA 17, and now this. I have also signed up for West Africa. Ticking sections off slowly Now to get a new bike. I'm sick of the mountain bike! Cyclo cross is where it's at.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

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Maxime Dionne

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Maxime Dionne

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Errol Venter

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Errol Venter

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Hi im Errol. Some of you will know me from TDA,ill be joining as cook on this tour ,hope there wont be too many challenges but that would be unlike a TDA tour.

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Tallis Wessels

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Overland and cycle guide for the past 9 years. Looking forward to another TDA experience and meeting you all in Cairo and along the way.

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Thomas Eldner

Rider

Nairobi to Arusha

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Thomas Eldner

Rider
Nairobi to Arusha

Switzerland

german/swiss Citizen Living in Lucerne

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Andy Brookstein

Rider

Cairo to Arusha

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Andy Brookstein

Rider
Cairo to Arusha

South Africa

Hello all, my age is 65 and I am presently a retired ex civil construction contractor. Schooled in Durban 1967 Married to Maureen (ex TDA 2015). Three children Peter, David and Lara from a previous marrage. No great sporting achievements other than great enthusiasm in rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, squash, cross country, road running, walking and lastly cycling. I completed TDA 2015 and feel the need to revisit the tour. It was great.

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Rick Harwood

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Rick Harwood

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United States

I'm a 65 year old mostly retired high school teacher and principal. I can show the scars and tell the stories, most of which I am proud of, from my 35 years of working with several thousand amazing and challenging high school kids. Cycling has been a big part of keeping me fit and sane and happy throughout the years, as has my family of 3 grown children and 2 young grandkids. One of my proudest accomplishments related to cycling is helping to start and maintain the Major Taylor Project, a cycling program for teenagers from low income families who would never have had the opportunity to ride good road bikes on long rides in and out of their neighborhoods.

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Rupert Dixon

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Rupert Dixon

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hey Guys, I attempted the TDA this year (2016) and had my EFI intact all the way to Namibia when I unfortunately fell off twice in 3 days! On the second fall I stupidly broke my collarbone in three places and had to have a plate fitted in Cape Town which annoyingly ended my tour...check your pedals and cleats regularly! I was initially planning to only ride the last two weeks from where I fell off just outside Windhoek but given the 2017 tour is taking a new and unexpected detour around lake Victoria through Rwanda and Uganda, countries I've really enjoyed travelling before, I've decided to start in Nairobi. Africa's landscapes are so beautiful, varied & changeable i'm confident I can get just as much out of the TdA second time around. I'm going to be taking things a lot more leisurely this time, many more coffee stops in the morning and beer stops in the afternoon! Enjoy Egypt and particularly Sudan and I will see you all in Nairobi in mid February. P.s I've just noticed there is still a link to my blog from last year here, having just read a little back its all a bit emotional but you will know how I felt back then in 6 months! If you want to get an idea of what last years tour was like take a look here..

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Brad Davis

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Brad Davis

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Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Australian 25-year-old journalism graduate whose only priority is getting out and seeing as much of the world as possible! I'm passionate about travelling, socialising, and writing (usually about travelling and socialising).

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Solange Ricioli

Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Solange Ricioli

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Brazil

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Nairobi to Kigali

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Nairobi to Kigali

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Marie-Helen Wessling

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Marie-Helen Wessling

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Germany

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Jason Metcalfe

Rider

Nairobi to Kigali

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Jason Metcalfe

Rider
Nairobi to Kigali

Switzerland

I am an alumni of TDA 2016 and 1st place finisher of pub stops along the way from Cairo to Cape Town. I'm joining the tour this year in Nairobi and quickily finishing in Kigali. My goal is to make sure Rupert Dixon (4th most km for men last year) slows down and enjoys the tour this year. Cheers, Jason

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Sue Shuttleworth

Rider

Nairobi to Arusha

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Sue Shuttleworth

Rider
Nairobi to Arusha

United Kingdom

Aged 60, retired veterinary surgeon. Married and live in Lancashire, UK. Cycled Africa 2015, South American Epic 2015 and Trans Oceania 2016 plus various long distance cycle camping epics in the past with my husband. In 2015 Nairobi to Arusha took us 2 days to cycle. Really happy that I'll get to cycle Nairobi to Arusha now via Uganda and Rwanda. Looking forward to seeing the gorillas, and revisiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Also catching up with friends from previous tours.

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Valerie Dosiere

Rider

Nairobi to Kigali

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Valerie Dosiere

Rider
Nairobi to Kigali

Canada

Looking forward to this trip! I love both cycling and traveling.

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Alexander Hore-Ruthven

Rider

Nairobi to Arusha

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Alexander Hore-Ruthven

Rider
Nairobi to Arusha

United Kingdom

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Eric Secher

Rider

Nairobi to Kigali

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Eric Secher

Rider
Nairobi to Kigali

Sweden

60 yrs old, married, two grown up daughters, general surgeon in Stockholm. Have been biking in Europe, Nepal (YAK-Attack), Sri Lanka (Rumble in the Jungle) and did part of Tour d´Afrique 2007, this is first time biking in America. So curious ! Wish I could speak spanish, suppose it´s too late .. :)

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Nairobi to Arusha

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Nairobi to Arusha

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Greg Roberts

Rider

Kigali to Victoria Falls

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Greg Roberts

Rider
Kigali to Victoria Falls

Australia

I enjoy cycling, spending time outdoors, and visiting other countries and cultures, so this has to be the perfect combination, right? In between holidays I'm a hospital-based pharmacist/researcher. Looking forward to meeting a few of the locals at the various stop-overs, having a few beers with the other cyclists, and hearing a few tall stories.

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Anthony Butler

Rider

Arusha to Lilongwe

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Anthony Butler

Rider
Arusha to Lilongwe

South Africa

57 Year old MAMIL who started cycling late and wished he'd started earlier! Live in St Francis Bay in South Africa but originally from Zimbabwe.

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Peter Hargreaves

Rider

Arusha to Cape Town

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Peter Hargreaves

Rider
Arusha to Cape Town

Jersey

In 2014 my wife ,Anne, & I having been married for 30 years .in celebration,(desperation) undertook the Tour d' Afrique , on the basis that if we deferred the trip we might never go. We completed some 4,700 kilometres through Sudan, Ethiopia & Kenya, when just over the border into Tanzania I was hit by a truck resulting in 6 cracked ribs & unconsciousness, which meant I was forced to withdraw from the ride. I have decided to join the 2017 TDA in Arusha , where my TDA ended in 2014 . So assuming (fingers crossed) I complete the journey to Cape Town this will complete my personal TDA . Anne hopes to join us at Victoria Falls & ride from there to Cape Town. .

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Anne Davenport

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Anne Davenport

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Vic Falls here I come! Africa part 2. RDV with my husband Peter for final part of the Epic ride. New riders, new scenery, new tent.

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Justyna Tarwid

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Justyna Tarwid

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Poland

I joined TDA for the last leg of the Trans-Oceania tour last year and now very much looking forward to cycling through Namibia and South Africa :)

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Cairo to Khartoum

Egypt

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Christina Bouchard

Rider

Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Christina Bouchard

Rider
Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

Canada

Hi! My name is Chris Bouchard. I recently made the jump to consulting, but prior to that worked for the City of Toronto as the Planner leading their Cycling Network Implementation Plan. I'm with IBI Group now, as the Project Manager for a similar exercise being undertaken as part of the Regional Transportation Plan. I love riding and have ridden to most of the cities and small towns around southern Ontario using trains or just riding directly, plus a number of great trips in Quebec. Over in Europe, I did a self-supported ride up from Paris, across Belgium and the Netherlands to Germany. I'm into exploring, backwoods canoe camping, good food, good friends, art, culture, design, meeting new people and the unexpected. Can't wait to discover a new continent, and meet everyone else on the tour!

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Peter Bonnell

Rider

Kigali to Cape Town

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Peter Bonnell

Rider
Kigali to Cape Town

United Kingdom

This trip is my therapy for leaving my job, which I had for 28 years. It is a big change in my life and I want to open my horizons to make sure my next steps in life will be fulfilling.

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Dag Brattli

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Dag Brattli

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Norway

From Tromsø, Norway at 69 degrees north. I'm married to Vibeke, and have 2 boys, Kenneth (15) and Eric (19). Work as a software engineer for Microsoft. Ride my bike all year. In the summer I love to ride my road bike around Malangen, and in winter I use my fat-bike on the snow. Btw. also the lucky winner of the 2014 Squirt Lube TDA competition, so I have cycled this section before. Do I dare to bring a fat-bike to Africa this time as well?

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Nelson Lacharity

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am from Vancouver, BC, retired June of 2012. I discovered bicycling when I was 42 and long distance cycling when I was 59, so I had to retire to make time for the touring. I have been on six other TDA tours (Amber Route 2010, Bamboo 2013, and South American 2015, TransEuropa 1016, Tour d'Afrique 2017) and Silk Route 2018 as well as several other long distance rides. For me cycling is mostly about the bike, but the chance to see new places and new cultures is right up there, along with one of the biggest pleasures, which is the people - meeting new ones and meeting up with ones from previous rides.

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Michael Treloar

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Michael Treloar

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Currently taking a "Gap Year" after working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as an expatriate Geotechnical Engineer at the Kibali Gold Project for 4 1/2 years. Moved to Prince Albert in the Karoo, from where I intend re-grouping, since I am now enjoying my retirement. Participating in the Tour d’Afrique has been on my wish list since the day of its inception, I am extremely excited to be at last, planning to take part in such an amazing journey down the length of Africa. I see it as a major personal challenge, while a trip of this nature, is definitely going to be a life changing experience for me. When it comes to traveling in Africa, it’s not the destination which matters, but how you get there (As well as all the different types of beer you try out, while reaching your goal).

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Judith Treloar

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Judith Treloar

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

I am a mother of three fabulous children and have four grandchildren. Tour d’Afrique will be my toughest challenge yet, but I enjoy cycling and the endurance it requires. I will be cycling with my husband, who has always encouraged our family to engage in activities that will grow you as a person and bring you, as well as those with you, pleasure and enjoyment as you encounter nature, experience and learn about new places, and realise you have been blessed with the ability to take up challenges. Tour d’Afrique is sure to be a tough, but awesome adventure! I firmly believe that shared experiences enable us to find numerous opportunities to grow personally, share anecdotes, reminisce and re-live all that we saw and did, making it a life-long tangible treasure! If “problems shared, are problems halved”, it stands to reason then that “adventures shared are adventures doubled”!

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Farrow

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Farrow

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Left the work force to become full time cyclist, geocacher and fisherman. Problem is the pay sucks! Not known for doing anything in moderation this trip has a certain appeal.

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Wendy Farrow

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Wendy Farrow

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Wendy's my name And cycling's my game, And has been for many a year. I'm a roady at heart Most days I take part, Except when the weather's not fair. Last year, Tour de France Couldn't pass up that chance! And this year was sunny Spain. Africa's next on the card So now I'm saving quite hard, To pay for the trip and the plane. With hubby in tow Most days we do go, For a ride on the flat or the hills. But that's not all that I do So now I'll share with you, Other ways that I get my thrills. Running, yoga, reading, cross-stitch, crosswords, geocaching. That's a bit bout my life I'm also a mother and wife, Probably a bit like you maybe. We're all counting down For Cairo to Cape Town, Till then I'll keep working in ED.

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Martin Arrell

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Martin Arrell

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Life is about the adventure along the way not the final destination. I'm sure this is going to be one hell of an adventure.

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Addis Ababa to Cape Town

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Addis Ababa to Cape Town

Canada

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Neal Herr

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Neal Herr

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Ireland

I'm a leisure cyclist with my local cycling club in Dundalk , Co Louth , Ireland. This isn't my first big cycle overseas. In 2015 I took a six week tour of Spain and Portugal. I enjoyed the history and culture every bit as much as the cycle. I stayed always in hotels. The tour d'Afrique camping probably will be a bigger challenge than the cycling. Can't wait - roll on January 2018

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Liz Ferris

Rider

Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Liz Ferris

Rider
Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

Canada

Looking forward to meeting everyone in Addis Ababa. Cycled from Beijing through Mongolia and into Sibera with the 2016 Silk Route... phenomenal trip with some amazing folks. Hoping the TDA 2018 is more of the same! Climate Change policy analyst from Victoria BC.

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Addis Ababa to Lilongwe

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Addis Ababa to Lilongwe

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science. Age 70. I have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. In 2013 I completed two stages of TdA from llongwe to Windhoek and in 2015 rode from Cairo to Addis Abbaba. In 2018 I will travelling from Addis Abbaba to Llongwe.I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. In 2014i have ridden unsupported with two friends from the north to the south of the UK ( John O'Groats to Lands End)

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Emma Oliver

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Emma Oliver

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Frank Wichlo

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Frank Wichlo

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Had so much fun on the 2018 Tour dAfrique, I thought I would give the Bamboo Road a spin.

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

This will be my 8th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique and the Trans Oceania. I retired four years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and traveling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
Addis Ababa to Nairobi

United States

A retired guy from Washington DC who really enjoys biking and meeting new people on these TDA trips.

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Maureen Stone

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Maureen Stone

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am a 57 year old Canadian veterinarian, I have travelled a lot including some self-supported solo cycle trips thru Indonesia. After years of following the TDA blog, I am so excited to be doing this! I love the pace of cycle-travel and I'm looking very forward to seeing Africa this way, and to sharing the experience with others (and to having a truck to carry my stuff!). See you all in Cairo!

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer. I currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where there are plenty of hills to climb.

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Katherine Haimann

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Katherine Haimann

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I'm an engineer and enjoy cycling in my free time. I have done a few short cycling tours and this is my first long distance tour, I'm very excited for the challenge!

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Alistair Reid

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Alistair Reid

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

With a mixture of excitement and trepidation I look forward to both my biggest cycling and travel expedition yet. On a break from a career in local government, I have travelled extensively but not in Africa. I have tackled and enjoyed some of the major cycling challenges that Europe has to offer. I have no doubt that the TDA will present my biggest challenge yet!

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Martin Krebs

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Martin Krebs

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Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Switzerland

Martin Krebs is employed with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and has an assignment as Deputy Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Section of the Directorate of Political Affairs. He studied law in Bern, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Thessaloníki and is a member of the bar. Before his present assignment he worked in different capacities with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP. Being a member of the parliament of the city of Berne, he has a vast experience in local governance. He is a member of the board of administrators of the zoo of Berne. Martin Krebs acts as President of a Staff Union of the Swiss federal administration. He likes rackets and bikes.

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Jenna Mehre

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jenna Mehre

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

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Richard Schingler

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Richard Schingler

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

love to travel and see the world from the seat of a bicycle. This will be my fourth tour with TDA.

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Tom Woodard

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tom Woodard

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I'm 53. Family grown up, kids at University, business sold, getting fit again. I love adventure travel and enjoy cycling. I hanker back to my back packing days as a youth. Looking forward to meeting a group of like minded people to share the experience.

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Don Holshuh

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Don Holshuh

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I participated in this year's Tour d'Afrique. Looking forward to seeing Jordan and meeting new friends.

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Anton Tasič

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Anton Tasič

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jordan Kadelbach

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jordan Kadelbach

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Seasoned Bicycle Mechanic and Enthusiast. I like coffee,beer and long smooth descents. Mud,Snow,Gravel and Road. I love it all.

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Dylan Penney

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Dylan Penney

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Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Nairobi to Windhoek

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Nairobi to Windhoek

Canada

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Morris Scott

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Morris Scott

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

I am a 60 year old guy looking to get out of my comfort zone and connect with like minded people.

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Harriet Burn

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Harriet Burn

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Hi, I'm a doctor from the UK who loves to cycle tour and I'm very excited to be joining you as the team medic from Cairo to Cape Town. Feel free to ask me any medical questions at any point. Looking forwards to meeting you all!

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Aedo Hoekstra

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Aedo Hoekstra

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Hello there, the Tour d'Afrique has been a wish for a long time. And 2018 seemed like the right year to finally do it. I'm very excited and look forward to this adventure together with a group of like-minded people!

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Craig Tingle

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Craig Tingle

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Looking forward to another trip with TDA. Always fun and interesting!

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Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Alain Gauvin

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Alain Gauvin

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I like sports and travels, lots of both, so this is perfect for me.

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Windhoek to Cape Town

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Windhoek to Cape Town

South Africa

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Mitchel Bulthuis

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Mitchel Bulthuis

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Lesa and I have been traveling since 2016. Earlier this year we purchased a Tandem Bicycle in the UK and have riden from Nordkapp Norway to Italy. Now we plan to extend our trip through Africa. For you NZ folks do you recognize the tree we are standing in front of???

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Lesa Shields

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Lesa Shields

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Cairo to Cape Town

United States

After I was retired in 2015 I decided to partner up with Mitch Bulthuis, and travel the world. Mitch and I are currently riding our tandem bike around exploring the world. I am fairly new to bicycling. We have seen parts of America, Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia, and Sweden. I enjoy meeting new friends and seeing new places. I love the JOURNEY.

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Tallis Wessels

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Overland and cycle guide for the past 9 years. Looking forward to another TDA experience and meeting you all in Cairo and along the way.

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

Canada

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gregg Lethbridge

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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gregg Lethbridge

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

United States

hi, i like bike touring, i have biked in west africa , sierra leone,ghana. morocco. east africa tanzania summited kilimanjaro and rode though ethiopia, . i have rode across the usa 3 times. i am 60 years old and retired.

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Alexandra Ruch

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Alexandra Ruch

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Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

My name is Alexandra and after having cycled the Tour d`Afrique 2018 and Hippie Trail 2019 i am Looking Forward to another Cycling Adventure, this time in north and central america

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Trixie Wagner

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Trixie Wagner

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Cairo to Khartoum

Germany

I am a German citizen but live and work in Switzerland. After having survived Ruta Maya, parts of the Tour d'Afrique and West Africa, I am looking forward to the next magical experience!

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Steph Barker

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Steph Barker

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Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Looking forward to the tour!

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karen robyn

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Cairo to Cape Town

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karen robyn

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Film worker by trade. I took up cycling in 2015 at age 60 so I could do the Bamboo Road, Shanghai to Singapore that year. Followed by 14 months living and working in Shanghai, without the bike. And here I am, Cairo to Capetown. Haven't ever camped more than a night or two, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. These tours are as tough as anything I've done, but the interactions with locals, the things you see on the road - awesome. Look forward to sharing it with all of you...

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Ryan Matthews

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Ryan Matthews

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

Canada

It's my honour to take responsibility for the Lunch Truck for the 2018 Tour d'Afrique, working closely with the Tour Director and the Head Chef to provide a well-earned oasis of rest, sustenance, and hydration partway through every cycling day. As a life-long world traveller, cyclist and logistician, I often seem to spend more time abroad than in my hometown of Montréal. This is my fifth extended stay in Africa, and my first tour with TDA.

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Errol Venter

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Nairobi to Cape Town

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Errol Venter

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Nairobi to Cape Town

South Africa

Hi im Errol. Some of you will know me from TDA,ill be joining as cook on this tour ,hope there wont be too many challenges but that would be unlike a TDA tour.

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Dominik Ruch

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Cairo to Khartoum

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Dominik Ruch

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Cairo to Khartoum

Germany

Dominik Ruch

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Joost Kramer

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Joost Kramer

Rider
Khartoum to Addis Ababa

Netherlands

Hi, I am about to embark on my third TDA (sectional) tour and as excited to do so as was the first time. Being Dutch I was raised using a bicycle to get to places, and I still do. What always will be a challenge is the hot weather and hills as those both lack here in The Netherlands.

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephanie Thornton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hello good people, my name is Stephanie, and I will be your Assistant Tour Leader. I am from Canada, currently living in Victoria, BC. I have lived, worked, and travelled throughout Africa for the greater part of the last 10 years. Looking forward to getting back on the road.

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Sophie DeGroot

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Sophie DeGroot

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

When I’m not leading day cycling tours in Alaska, I seem to find myself out and about with TDA. This will be my third trip - after having crewed both East & West Africa in 2018. As your ATD I look forward to getting to know you all while we ride (and eat!) our way through SE Asia.

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Albert Rundel

Rider

Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Albert Rundel

Rider
Addis Ababa to Nairobi

Germany

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Steven deGroot

Rider

Nairobi to Mbeya

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Steven deGroot

Rider
Nairobi to Mbeya

United States

From Seattle. Rode in Tanzania last year. looking forward to some sun!

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Rider

Mbeya to Lilongwe

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Rider
Mbeya to Lilongwe

United Kingdom

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mulawarman mulawarman

Rider

Nairobi to Victoria Falls

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mulawarman mulawarman

Rider
Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Indonesia

This is my 1st tour I will have.

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Mark Lutz

Rider

Khartoum to Nairobi

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Mark Lutz

Rider
Khartoum to Nairobi

United States

Hello, I'm Mark, and I'll be your chef for the tour, joining you in Darwin. I'm excited to be a part of this amazing adventure, and look forward to meeting everyone when you reach Australia.

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Graham Hughes

Rider

Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Graham Hughes

Rider
Addis Ababa to Nairobi

United Kingdom

I am aged 61 and semi-retired. Now running my own sports timing business, based on the Isle of Man. I have been a cyclist since my teens and ride Mountain Bike, Road and also love long distance touring: Land's End to John O'Groats; Circumnavigation of Ireland; Pyrenees Traverse Spain & France. Raid Alpine x 2, Raid Dolomite x 2. I have done several seasons in the Alps, Pyrenees & Dolomites and numerous sportives, long-distance day races etc.

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Rhett Barker

Rider

Mbeya to Lilongwe

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Rhett Barker

Rider
Mbeya to Lilongwe

South Africa

Born & bred in Johannesburg South Africa. I was schooled at Rivonia Primary and moved to King Edward VII for high school. I finished my bachelor of commerce degree at the University of South Africa. I married the love of my life Tessa in 1993 and We have three children, Steph & Gabbi who are both studying abroad and Josh who has just started high school in Johannesburg. I started working for Barker Insurance Brokers in 1989 and work alongside my wife, brother, sister in law and my parents in our family business. I adore my family, love adventuring outdoors and passionate about sailing, cycling, running, swimming & endurance events.

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Jean Kapala Brown

Rider

Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

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Jean Kapala Brown

Rider
Lilongwe to Victoria Falls

United States

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Andrew Batty

Rider

Mbeya to Victoria Falls

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Andrew Batty

Rider
Mbeya to Victoria Falls

United Kingdom

Hello Looking forward to joining the TDA tour in Mbeya. I'm an Architectural Technician from Exeter, UK.

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Jill Cohen

Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Jill Cohen

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

United States

Hi Everyone! I'm looking forward to joining Magical Madagascar 2019 as your Tour Medic. Saddle sores happen--I'm here to help, and we'll get through it. :) A bit about me: I'm an ER Travel Nurse and Dance Teacher, currently on assignment in the lovely little Eastern Sierra mountain town of Bishop, California. I like running amok outside on a bike, a snowboard, a boat, or my own two feet. And I love expeditions, explorations, journeys, and discoveries. If you say "Hey wanna come visit me in Siberia," I am that person who will show up on your doorstep. This is more or less how I started working with TDA. Ok, see y'all soon!

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Scott Cornish

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Scott Cornish

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

A cyclist since I was 17, I took off on my first solo adventure at 18, touring across the French Alpes, getting in as many cols as the legs could manage! I wasn't fast, but the experience set my love for discovery and adventure on the bike. I took to stage racing at the age of 34 after getting 2nd in a local 12hour solo race, with the 3rd edition of the Cape Epic being my 1st stage race! 10 years and a few podium spots later I have gone full circle, back to crossing mountain ranges with a loaded bike, sometimes as a ride, sometimes as a race. As an ambassador for Gore Wear and Squirt Lubes I am lucky enough to get to test out new products under all weather conditions and the TdA will be the perfect testing ground, for the distance and the terrain. As a recent resident of Chamonix, high in the Alpes of France, winter training has consisted of ski touring and riding the fatbike across snow covered trails and in sub zero temperatures!

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Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Australia

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Martin Arrell

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Martin Arrell

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Life is about the adventure along the way not the final destination. I'm sure this is going to be one hell of an adventure.

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Rider

Addis Ababa to Cape Town

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Rider
Addis Ababa to Cape Town

Canada

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Neal Herr

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Neal Herr

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Ireland

I'm a leisure cyclist with my local cycling club in Dundalk , Co Louth , Ireland. This isn't my first big cycle overseas. In 2015 I took a six week tour of Spain and Portugal. I enjoyed the history and culture every bit as much as the cycle. I stayed always in hotels. The tour d'Afrique camping probably will be a bigger challenge than the cycling. Can't wait - roll on January 2018

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Liz Ferris

Rider

Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Liz Ferris

Rider
Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

Canada

Looking forward to meeting everyone in Addis Ababa. Cycled from Beijing through Mongolia and into Sibera with the 2016 Silk Route... phenomenal trip with some amazing folks. Hoping the TDA 2018 is more of the same! Climate Change policy analyst from Victoria BC.

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Addis Ababa to Lilongwe

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Addis Ababa to Lilongwe

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science. Age 70. I have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. In 2013 I completed two stages of TdA from llongwe to Windhoek and in 2015 rode from Cairo to Addis Abbaba. In 2018 I will travelling from Addis Abbaba to Llongwe.I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. In 2014i have ridden unsupported with two friends from the north to the south of the UK ( John O'Groats to Lands End)

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Jenny Reid

Medic

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jenny Reid

Medic
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I’m delighted to be the medic for the South American Epic 2020, having previously been the medic for the Tour d'Afrique 2019. I completed my MBChB in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and before that read Geography at the University of Cambridge. I currently work in Trauma and Orthopaedics and I am studying for a Masters in Global Health at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm this year. Outside of medicine I love cycling, the outdoors and art. Sporting highlights include winning the Cambridge vs Oxford boat race, representing Scotland, racing in the Zambezi International Regatta and cycling the Etape du Tour in the French alps. I have run the Sierre Zinal mountain trail race in the Swiss alps five times. Very much looking forward to meeting the team and preparing for the expedition!

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Stephanie Thornton

Assistant Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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Stephanie Thornton

Assistant Leader
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hello good people, my name is Stephanie, and I will be your Assistant Tour Leader. I am from Canada, currently living in Victoria, BC. I have lived, worked, and travelled throughout Africa for the greater part of the last 10 years. Looking forward to getting back on the road.

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

Cairo to Cape Town

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Laundon Peacock

Communications

Cairo to Cape Town

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Laundon Peacock

Communications
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

Freelance filmmaker lucky enough to be documenting the Tour d'Afrique for TDA. I'm excited to capture the journey of those game enough to cycle across Africa, and find out what drives them. Loads of awesome content to come.

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Samuel Roy

Assistant Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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Samuel Roy

Assistant Leader
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi! I'm Sam from Canada. Very excited to be joining the TDA family as the Assistant Leader on tour this year.

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Tallis Wessels

Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

Leader
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Overland and cycle guide for the past 9 years. Looking forward to another TDA experience and meeting you all in Cairo and along the way.

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Errol Venter

Chef

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Errol Venter

Chef
Nairobi to Cape Town

South Africa

Hi im Errol. Some of you will know me from TDA,ill be joining as cook on this tour ,hope there wont be too many challenges but that would be unlike a TDA tour.

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Mark Lutz

Chef

Cairo to Nairobi

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Mark Lutz

Chef
Cairo to Nairobi

United States

Hello, I'm Mark, and I'll be your chef for the tour, joining you in Darwin. I'm excited to be a part of this amazing adventure, and look forward to meeting everyone when you reach Australia.

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Driver

Cairo to Cape Town

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Colleen Gordon

Chef

Khartoum to Cape Town

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Colleen Gordon

Chef
Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

Cape Town born and bred. Bird and wildlife enthusiast. Been guiding for 8 years. Very excited for this new adventure.

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Lezinda Rossouw

Driver

Khartoum to Cape Town

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Lezinda Rossouw

Driver
Khartoum to Cape Town

South Africa

Namibian born who grew up on a farm. This will be my 3rd trip with TDA. Looking forward to seeing something new everyone day and meeting new people.

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ELISHA OPINDE OGOGO

Driver

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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ELISHA OPINDE OGOGO

Driver
Cairo to Addis Ababa

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Leonard Bayliss

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Leonard Bayliss

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Australia

live, work in new westminster canada,do solo non supported bicycle tours ,so far perth to albany WA around the coast, west to east sicily,lisboa to granada spain

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Tim Forde

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tim Forde

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am 65 years young and have been cycling for the past 5 years. I am a Postal Manager in Australia. I was born in Rhodesia and have always had a desire to see Africa from Cape to Cairo. Was looking for a cycling challenge and I saw details of this tour in a cycling book.

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Mats Wennerholm

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mats Wennerholm

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Sweden

Life is so simple on my bike. Just have to keep balance and my legs going, meeting new places and new people. Looking forward to this life during a four months periode in 2019.

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Wolfgang Meyer

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Wolfgang Meyer

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Germany

I am 67 years old and live in Germany near Magdeburg. I have ridden several long Bike rides on my own in recent years. I am a bike technically well versed and can help myself. In africa I have been in some countries already, but not by bike. I speak unfortunately not as good english, only a little.

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Paul Bullen-Smith

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Bullen-Smith

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

Well I decided to have an adventure and by travelling through 10 countries , including the country of my birth, this trip should certainly be one. I love coast to coast, end to end touring but have only done them in the UK, so this is certainly a scale above. Looking forward to the journey, cycling, talking and meeting you all Now it is just planning.....

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Tom Bell

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tom Bell

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Celebrated turning 65 by riding South American Epic. Loved the experience. I was warned these trips become addictive and was home for only 2 weeks before signing up for TDA.

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Frederic Antille

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Frederic Antille

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Switzerland

And here we go, after dreaming of joining this tour since many years, it will now happens. So excited to have the chance to merge my love of biking with my love of Africa !

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Scott Burton

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Scott Burton

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am lucky enough to travel the world working on TV documentaries. I've been to Africa a number of times for both work and pleasure. I've climbed Kilimanjaro and been on Safari. This trip will make Kilimanjaro look like a "walk in the park" (Which technically it is!) :)

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Frederick(Fritz) Renger

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Frederick(Fritz) Renger

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

In the 1970’s and 1980’s I did several self-supported long-distance bike trips – Europe, the Americas, East and South Asia, North Africa. There is nothing like discovering new lands on a bike! On one of these bike trips, I ended up getting stranded in Taiwan, and have now spent 30+ years living and working in Greater China(Taiwan, Hong Kong, the PRC). I retired a couple of years ago, and am now living on Hainan Island where I either bike or windsurf every day. Cairo to Cape Town should be the right challenge I’m now looking for, and I won’t have to carry my own baggage!

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ASHLEY DACE

Rider

Cairo to Addis Ababa

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ASHLEY DACE

Rider
Cairo to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

I'm a British geologist who works in the mining industry, predominantly in the UK and Africa.

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rochelle davidson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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rochelle davidson

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

My husband Jeff and I are very excited to be joining Sections 7 & 8, and are really enjoying the process of researching gravel bikes to add to our collection! We live in beautiful Vancouver, Canada and get to ride almost year-round. My goal is to ride on every continent, Africa will be my final continent (ask me about Antarctica!) before I start all over again. Jeff and I met riding almost 10 years ago while training for a 400km one-day ride that raises money for cancer research. A breast cancer survivor myself, I love that I can combine my love of riding with my commitment to creating a future where nobody dies of cancer.

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jeff davidson

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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jeff davidson

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

Hello, I'm a 54 year old avid cyclist from Vancouver Canada!! Married to Rochelle, also on the trip, and have two amazing spaniels.

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Alexander Harling

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Alexander Harling

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

An occasional cyclist who has swum more than cycled over the last ten years. I love the ability of a bike to immerse you in nature, the local culture and bring you closer to people. I caught the Tour D'Afrique bug when I saw their very cool poster in Newton Bike Shop, Kansas, whilst cycling the American TransAm coast to coast route in 2015. This time, I've taken a sabbatical from work and managed to drive up into the Arctic Circle in a camper van and around northern Europe and the southern part of the British coast.. I might need to get a job again, after Africa.

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Jérôme Blais

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Jérôme Blais

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Romy Berntsen

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Romy Berntsen

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

I've always lived in The Hague in the Netherlands, but I'm currently living in Ha Long in Northern Vietnam. I work there as a consultant for a large Dutch engineering firm. Working in Vietnam can be challenging and sometimes even frustrating, but this frustration is properly compensated by the time I get to spend on my bike :-) It is very nice to see the amazement in the eyes of the locals when I pass them on my bike. And it is heartwarming to see that I can cause this immense thrill among them by saying hello, by smiling to them, or simply by waving... It makes me very happy that I can make someone else so sincerely happy, with just such a small gesture. One of the many beautifull things of being on a bicycle... I'm really looking forward to Africa!

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider

Addis Ababa to Cape Town

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Bob Kieckhefer

Rider
Addis Ababa to Cape Town

United States

Geophysicist, cyclist, swimmer. I currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where there are plenty of hills to climb.

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Mike Mossing

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mike Mossing

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Retired professor of Biochemisty. Bike commuter since college, recreational rider for the last 30 years. Bicycle and pedestrian advocate at the campus, city and state level. Returning to fill in the gap in my 2019 Tour D'Afrique.

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ANDREW BRINK

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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ANDREW BRINK

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

My mother was born in Cape Town and my father in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. I was born in Sydney after my parents immigrated to Australia. For the last 25 years I have been living in Vancouver, British Columbia with my Canadian wife. I guess I'm going home the long (and hard) way round.

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Karl Siebert

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Karl Siebert

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am a 58 year old storeman living in perth western austalia who is a long time cyclist.I have wanted to cycle africa since a failed attempt in 1990.

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Joost Kramer

Rider

Nairobi to Mbeya

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Joost Kramer

Rider
Nairobi to Mbeya

Netherlands

Hi, I am about to embark on my third TDA (sectional) tour and as excited to do so as was the first time. Being Dutch I was raised using a bicycle to get to places, and I still do. What always will be a challenge is the hot weather and hills as those both lack here in The Netherlands.

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Lisanne Caron

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Lisanne Caron

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

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Brad Gray

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Brad Gray

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

My name is Brad Gray. I live in West Vancouver BC, Canada. I'm 58 and like physical and mental challenges. Long distance hiking, biking and skiing are my favourite pastimes. While I've completed some long distance bike tours, the Tour d'Afrique is a new challenge. Carpe Diem, Brad

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Kaye Hudson

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Kaye Hudson

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

New Zealand

Previous tours Trans Europa 2012 and South America 2015. Looking forward to catching up with riders from previous rides and meeting new riders.

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Lucy Preece

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Lucy Preece

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I've been thinking about doing the tour d'afrique ever since I heard about it over 10 years now and can't quite believe I will be doing it! I've not done loads of cycling before, but recently went on a cycling holiday to Morocco and will be working my mileage up over the year. I'm looking forward to meeting other people crazy enough to put themselves up for this challenge!

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Clement Rouleau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Clement Rouleau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I'll write something soon...

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

India

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Veronica Ruddenklau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Veronica Ruddenklau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Love cycling and want to be an interesting Granny so signed up for TDA! Now I’ve read some bulletins and I’m thinking crikey it’s a long way!!

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Phil Ruddenklau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Phil Ruddenklau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

New Zealand

Married to Veronica, 4 kids, 8 grandkids. Ex sheepfarmer from Southern New Zealand, now living in Auckland. Pretty keen road biker and tourer and always looking for an excuse to get a new bike.

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Steven Gordon

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Steven Gordon

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hello, My name is Steve. I am a teacher in San Diego, California (USA)who works with children with special needs as a Adapted PE teacher. During the summer months when I am on break as a teacher, I enjoy touring the world on my bike. My goal is to tour every continent. I also enjoy riding a tandem bike with people who are blind. Before touring, I was into racing Ironman and ultra distance races. Now my focus is away from competition and more towards seeing the world, learning about different cultures, and discovering the highest levels of personal growth through my experiences in life.

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Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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Elaine Cox

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Elaine Cox

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

Born and raised in Canada I travelled to parts of Africa while working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia. Since marrying a South African (Pete) I have been lucky enough to make a number of trips to South Africa to visit family, cycle (we did the Cape Argus in 2018) and see a bit of the country and beyond. I am looking forward to exploring Africa on my bike!

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Lisa O'Donohue

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Lisa O'Donohue

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

Looking forward to bicycling through Africa!

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Richard Morneau

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Richard Morneau

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Cairo to Cape Town will certainly prove to be quite a challenge, certainly one above all the previous cycling experiences I have done so far. Iam looking forward to this great adventure which should display amazing natural landscapes.

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Daan Vossers

Rider

Nairobi to Lilongwe

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Daan Vossers

Rider
Nairobi to Lilongwe

Netherlands

Dutch Cyclist living in Khartoum. I'm going to cycle from Nairobi to Lilongwe

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

I’m a retired high school teacher . Im very fit and love riding my bike . That being said, not sure about riding full distance daily . I have done a few vehicle supported trips . Last year was two weeks in Patagonia and , the Atlas Mountains the year before . I have travelled alot , but only to Morocco , Kenya and Tanzania in Africa . Excited about Egypt and Sudan. After CAiro to Khartoum, I will be joining another cycle trip from Kigali to Entebbe.

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LENORE LEWIS

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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LENORE LEWIS

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

Hi there I am a 56 year old retired accountant from Montreal who took up cycling about 10 years ago. An Adventure Cycling Association trip in Utah was my first introduction to cycle touring and since then, I have had many adventures on bike exploring places near and far. After completing ACA’s leadership training course, my husband and I designed and led a couple of tours of our own. I am both excited and bit apprehensive (read mildly scared) about tackling TDA’s epic Tour d'Afrique but look forward to seeing this challenge through - all the way to Cape Town - Hopefully !

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I'm new to cycling having taken it up last year after many years of long-distance running. This will only be my second biking expedition. I've signed up for the first section with the intention of adding sections depending on how I fare. I'm excited and nervous as hell.

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Loraine Heckenberg

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Loraine Heckenberg

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Just a regular gal with big cycling dreams. I currently live in Washington, D.C. and I’m looking forward to an amazing adventure.

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Vikas Patel

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Vikas Patel

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I've been lucky enough to have been able to travel quite a bit, but have never had a chance to see Africa. Cycled across Canada in 2007 and am hoping that I remember how to ride again.

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Jonas Barter

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Jonas Barter

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Canada

I am a fit, healthy, and experienced cyclist with a fondness for gravel roads and reasonable single-track mountain biking. I toured Kyrgyzstan by bike in 2014 and SE Asia in 2015. I have trekked in Nepal four times, most recently on the Annapurna Circuit in 2017. I'm a professional Technical Writer and Editor and an amateur composer and musician. I'm ready for the big one.

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Gerald van der Weyden

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Gerald van der Weyden

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

I am always eager to travel, especially on the seat of a touring bicycle. My wife Lenore and I are looking forward to this doing this epic trip together. Go big or go home.

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Baldr Schrage

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Baldr Schrage

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Netherlands

Dutch cyclist with too much time on his hands.

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Eduardo Matos de Brito Junior

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Eduardo Matos de Brito Junior

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Brazil

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Simon Holmes

Rider

Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Simon Holmes

Rider
Khartoum to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

Keen cyclist. Don't race as such but do a few big sportives each year ( eg Marmottes, Dragon Ride ,Crystalp etc). Some touring--eg Raid Pyreneen,crossed the alps with kit a couple of times, cent cols, round Corsica, Tour de Mont Blanc etc. 3 Main bikes. Racing bike, Parlee ZL; MTB Specialised Camber full suss 29 er; Winter trainer--Condor Gran Fondo . Enjoy riding all types of bikes whether it's a velibre in Paris or a bike with no brakes in Ethiopia (they are optional aren't they in Africa?). Bringing old hybrid on tour d'afrique. Main goal this year is the UCI Amateur World Cycling Championships in Albi, France in August. Also hope to ride with kit to Istanbul in June

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Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Rider
Khartoum to Addis Ababa

United Kingdom

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Sean Fanning

Rider

Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Sean Fanning

Rider
Khartoum to Addis Ababa

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Nirmika Athalye

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Nirmika Athalye

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

India

Hello there! Im gonna be the videographer/ content creator for the Trans Himalayas! Can't wait to meet you all.

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Martin Krebs

Rider

Khartoum to Nairobi

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Martin Krebs

Rider
Khartoum to Nairobi

Switzerland

Martin Krebs is employed with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and has an assignment as Deputy Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Section of the Directorate of Political Affairs. He studied law in Bern, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Thessaloníki and is a member of the bar. Before his present assignment he worked in different capacities with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP. Being a member of the parliament of the city of Berne, he has a vast experience in local governance. He is a member of the board of administrators of the zoo of Berne. Martin Krebs acts as President of a Staff Union of the Swiss federal administration. He likes rackets and bikes.

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Ingela Ekdahl

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Ingela Ekdahl

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Switzerland

After quitting my 9 to 5 desk job, I was looking to go and travel the world for a while, when I luckily stumbled upon this tour. I am not a super experienced cyclist (hope to be so at the end) but in general like sports and the outdoors a lot. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and discover africa by bike with you.

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science. Age 70. I have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. In 2013 I completed two stages of TdA from llongwe to Windhoek and in 2015 rode from Cairo to Addis Abbaba. In 2018 I will travelling from Addis Abbaba to Llongwe.I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. In 2014i have ridden unsupported with two friends from the north to the south of the UK ( John O'Groats to Lands End)

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

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Melissa Casey

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Melissa Casey

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

United States

A wondering wanderer who can't quite seem to sate her profound thirst for adventure and exploration. Currently bouncing between random gigs like working to live on farms, translating books and teaching yoga wherever in the world the opportunities arise.

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Sylvie Vachon

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Sylvie Vachon

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

Hello fellow TDA cyclists! I was looking for a special bike adventure to celebrate my 50th birthday and I think I found it with TDA! I will be joining the last two segments of the tour from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. So, I will be training in the Canadian snow before I meet you in the desert!

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Alain Roy

Rider

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Alain Roy

Rider
Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Canada

I’m 31% dad, 27% husband, 19% IT Project Manager, 6% skier, 5 % runner, 3% swimmer, 2% sailor, 9% good-friend and 100% cyclist. Looking forward for the trip with my wife and son. Alain

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Vincent Poliquin

Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Vincent Poliquin

Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

Jérôme Blais tried to convince me to join for the last leg... it took two Old Fashioned.

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Irena Kharazova

Rider

Addis Ababa to Nairobi

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Irena Kharazova

Rider
Addis Ababa to Nairobi

Russian Federation

Coming to cycle just short part of the trip from Ethiopia to Kenia

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Clint Cooper

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Clint Cooper

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

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Ekaterina Molodtsova

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Ekaterina Molodtsova

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

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Christine Bierling

Rider

Addis Ababa to Mbeya

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Christine Bierling

Rider
Addis Ababa to Mbeya

Germany

For living, I try to optimize the financials as a management accountant. For fun, I try to optimize the time I spend outdoors. I’m currently on a sabbatical. Tour d’ Afrique is one part of a long and active journey through different parts of the world. I’m excited about it.

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Alexander Kling

Rider

Nairobi to Mbeya

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Alexander Kling

Rider
Nairobi to Mbeya

Germany

I am an actuary. In my daily business, I am used to deal with risk and I am usually on the safe side. I’m now going on sabbatical with my girlfriend Tini and looking forward to a lot of things that the prudent actuary would call “crazy stuff”, Tour d’ Afrique is one of them. I hope I will be able to enjoy while trying to survive. I did my calculations, and I can say that the chances for both, enjoying and surviving, are pretty good.

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Rider

Windhoek to Cape Town

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Rider
Windhoek to Cape Town

Canada

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Andje Borojevic

Rider

Victoria Falls to Windhoek

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Andje Borojevic

Rider
Victoria Falls to Windhoek

Canada

who is andje? mmmm...that’s a good question. given that i’ve run out of pages in my passport, i think it’s safe to say i love to travel and experience new & different things. for me, it’s about adventure, challenges and getting out of one’s comfort zone. even though i’ve been thinking about tour d’afrique for 13 years - this will definitely be my most challenging adventure yet and well beyond my comfort zone. for my dad - who fought a long hard battle with cancer and never gave up, for my mom - who is currently fighting now and refuses to give up, for all the cancer survivors and everyone who has been touched by cancer. “what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”- unknown

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Brett Lanham

Rider

Nairobi to Cape Town

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Brett Lanham

Rider
Nairobi to Cape Town

Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 7 years, fortunate enough to have been able to get away on a bike tour every year since 2011. I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides and meeting new ones and sharing this great adventure with a beer, or two.

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Daniel Frye

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Daniel Frye

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Hello, I'm a retired oceanographer and I've taken up cycle touring as a replacement for running and backpacking, which I'm no longer able to do. My wife and I have done several previous trips with TDA (Orient Express, TransOceania, and the South American Epic) and we're looking forward to another interesting and challenging experience this year in Africa. Looking forward to meeting all the riders and seeing old friends.

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Shirley Frye

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Shirley Frye

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

United States

Have enjoyed many TDA trips and hope to do many many more.

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Tallis Wessels

Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tallis Wessels

Leader
Cairo to Cape Town

South Africa

Overland and cycle guide for the past 9 years. Looking forward to another TDA experience and meeting you all in Cairo and along the way.

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Leonard Bayliss

Rider

Cairo to Khartoum

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Leonard Bayliss

Rider
Cairo to Khartoum

Australia

live, work in new westminster canada,do solo non supported bicycle tours ,so far perth to albany WA around the coast, west to east sicily,lisboa to granada spain

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Tim Forde

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tim Forde

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Australia

I am 65 years young and have been cycling for the past 5 years. I am a Postal Manager in Australia. I was born in Rhodesia and have always had a desire to see Africa from Cape to Cairo. Was looking for a cycling challenge and I saw details of this tour in a cycling book.

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Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Canada

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Mats Wennerholm

Rider

Cairo to Cape Town

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Mats Wennerholm

Rider
Cairo to Cape Town

Sweden

Life is so simple on my bike. Just have to keep balance and my legs going, meeting new places and new people. Looking forward to this life during a four months periode in 2019.

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Tim Millikin

Assistant Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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Tim Millikin

Assistant Leader
Cairo to Cape Town

United Kingdom

I cycled around the world between 2015-2018 covering 46500km and 39 countries. I am a keen adventure cyclist and love to see what is around each corner.

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Bike Mechanic

Cairo to Cape Town

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Bike Mechanic
Cairo to Cape Town

Switzerland

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Tallis Wessels

Leader

Cairo to Cape Town

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