Tour d'Afrique 2010

16-01-2010 - 14-05-2010
Main Tour d'Afrique


16-01-2010   1º stage - Cairo (Al Qahirah) - Cairo (Al Qahirah)   132
17-01-2010   2º stage - Cairo (Al Qahirah) -   168
18-01-2010   3º stage -   133
19-01-2010   4º stage - Safaga (Al Bahr al Ahmar)   100
20-01-2010   5º stage - Safaga (Al Bahr al Ahmar) -   139
21-01-2010   6º stage -   95
23-01-2010   7º stage - Luxor (Qina) - Idfu (Aswan)   116
24-01-2010   8º stage - Idfu (Aswan) - Aswan (Aswan)   115
26-01-2010   9º stage -   150
27-01-2010   10º stage -   150
28-01-2010   11º stage - Dongola   110
29-01-2010   12º stage - Dongola -   141
30-01-2010   13º stage -  
31-01-2010   14º stage -   157
01-02-2010   15º stage - Khartoum (Al Khartum)   66
05-02-2010   16º stage - Khartoum (Al Khartum) - Al Hasahisa (Al Wusta)  
06-02-2010   17º stage -   162
07-02-2010   18º stage -   136
08-02-2010   19º stage -   118
09-02-2010   20º stage -   127
10-02-2010   21º stage -   98
11-02-2010   22º stage - Gondar (Amara)   107
14-02-2010   23º stage - Gondar (Amara) -   117
15-02-2010   24º stage -   61
16-02-2010   25º stage -   162
17-02-2010   26º stage -   118
18-02-2010   27º stage -   89
19-02-2010   28º stage - Debra Libanos (Oromiya)   90
20-02-2010   29º stage - Debra Libanos (Oromiya) - Addis Abeba (Adis Abeba)   105
22-02-2010   30º stage - Addis Abeba (Adis Abeba) -   105
23-02-2010   31º stage -   120
24-02-2010   32º stage -   133
25-02-2010   33º stage -   105
26-02-2010   34º stage - Yabelo (Oromiya)   122
28-02-2010   35º stage - Yabelo (Oromiya) -   128
01-03-2010   36º stage - Moyale (Eastern)   83
02-03-2010   37º stage - Moyale (Eastern) - Sololo (Eastern)   79
03-03-2010   38º stage -   85
04-03-2010   39º stage - Marsabit (Eastern)   86
06-03-2010   40º stage - Marsabit (Eastern) - Laisamis (Eastern)   97
07-03-2010   41º stage -   87
08-03-2010   42º stage -   87
09-03-2010   43º stage -   71
10-03-2010   44º stage - Nanyuki (Rift Valley) -   104
11-03-2010   45º stage -   135
14-03-2010   46º stage - Nairobi (Nairobi Area) -   157
15-03-2010   47º stage - Arusha (Arusha)   118
19-03-2010   48º stage -   105
20-03-2010   49º stage -   120
21-03-2010   50º stage -   99
22-03-2010   51º stage - Dodoma (Dodoma)   111
23-03-2010   52º stage -   92
24-03-2010   53º stage -   97
25-03-2010   54º stage - Iringa (Iringa) - Iringa (Iringa)
Individual Time Trial
26-03-2010   55º stage - Iringa (Iringa) -   100
28-03-2010   56º stage -   132
29-03-2010   57º stage - Mbeya (Mbeya)   95
30-03-2010   58º stage -   120
31-03-2010   59º stage -   123
01-04-2010   60º stage - Mzuzu (Nkhata Bay)   136
02-04-2010   61º stage -   124
03-04-2010   62º stage -   112
04-04-2010   63º stage - Lilongwe (Lilongwe)   131
07-04-2010   64º stage - Lilongwe (Lilongwe) -  
08-04-2010   65º stage -   197
09-04-2010   66º stage -   124
10-04-2010   67º stage -   148
11-04-2010   68º stage - Lusaka   104
13-04-2010   69º stage - Lusaka - Lusaka   81
14-04-2010   70º stage -   182
15-04-2010   71º stage -   160
18-04-2010   72º stage -   82
19-04-2010   73º stage -   160
20-04-2010   74º stage -   146
21-04-2010   75º stage - Nata -   173
22-04-2010   76º stage - Maun (North-West)   136
24-04-2010   77º stage - Maun (North-West) -   157
25-04-2010   78º stage - Ghanzi (Ghanzi)   142
26-04-2010   79º stage - Ghanzi (Ghanzi) -   207
27-04-2010   80º stage - Witvlei (Omaheke)   162
28-04-2010   81º stage - Witvlei (Omaheke) - Windhoek (Windhoek)   159
29-04-2010   82º stage - Windhoek (Windhoek) -   111
30-04-2010   83º stage - Solitaire   121
01-05-2010   84º stage - Solitaire -   83
02-05-2010   85º stage -   139
03-05-2010   86º stage -   153
04-05-2010   87º stage -   126
05-05-2010   88º stage -   108
06-05-2010   89º stage -   174
08-05-2010   90º stage -   133
09-05-2010   91º stage -   117
10-05-2010   92º stage -   148
11-05-2010   93º stage -   112
12-05-2010   94º stage -   146
14-05-2010   95º stage -  
14-05-2010   General Classification -   11884



Dave Arman
United States More +

Howdy. I was at the Bike Film Fest this year and saw a movie about Tour d'Afrique. I had never realized that biking across Africa was something that I was interested in, but I've been able to think of little else since. I reluctantly brought the idea up to my girlfriend thinking that it would be a hard sell (lots of money, being gone for 4 months, Africa). I had barely even finished describing it before she said, "That sounds perfect for you, have fun!" I've done some bike trips in the past (Detroit to Memphis, up the coast of Florida) and I've walked across America (never walk Texas, it sucks!) But this will be my first organized group ride. I'm no stranger to being on a bike daily. I'm a NYC bike messenger and I'm very excited about not riding in traffic all day long. Can't wait to get started. See you in Cairo!
Rod Atkinson
Canada More +

I am a Canadian living in Western Australia with my wife, Juliana. Since Juliana and I decided to do the Tour d’Afrique, we have been asked many questions. I would like to share my answers, to some of these questions, with you:
Why cycle across Africa? – “I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like.” (Freddie Mercury)
How will you get ready for this? – “Ride lots.” (Eddie Merckx, explaining how to prepare for long races)
You must really like cycling? – “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” (H.G. Wells)
You must be crazy? – “Maybe, but why be normal?” (Anonymous)

Juliana Austin-Olsen
Canada More +

I am a Canadian living in Perth, Western Australia, with my husband Rod. The moment I read that the participants of the Tour d’Afrique had the privilege of eating porridge every day, I knew I had to sign up. I love porridge!

Adam Birkan
United States More +

Hi, I can't wait to meet you all, I come from crappy weather central, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I was born in Jerusalem, Israel but moved when I was 2. I have only recently gotten into cycling (about a year ago) but I have taken to it like a duck to water. I can't wait to test my iron here and then in Africa when i do the even more epic Tour d'Afrique.

I'm only 18 so I can't wait to learn some life lessons the hard (but fun) way. When my dad first told me about this company and what they do i thought he was psycho, but as I read into it I started to understand there was no better way to see the world. Most teens in America go from high school to college to
career. Not me. They say this is the best time of our lives. Well unless you choose to do something different and exciting, its just like the rest of your life. I love traveling, and now I love biking.
Gabriele Bohrer
Switzerland More +

How to get to the Fifa World Football Championship in South Africa if you can’t stand a long trip by plane, from Europe? You begin with a relatively short trip to Egypt, only two hours, you take along your bike and then, slowly, you ride, direction south… Thank you to Tour d’Afrique for offering me this opportunity!
This trip and this experience, have also a second important meaning: improve the knowledge of a language, in my personal case the English language. So, if there is somebody among you other tda riders who wants to give me some English lessons “on the road”, you will get my deep gratitude. I can pay back with Italian lessons.
Giles Bonnier
Canada More +

I’m having a little trouble describing myself these days. Retired teacher? Unemployed bum? Between contracts? Day trader? I guess the future will tell…
Québécois, born and raised in Montreal. I left in 1987 to see the world and I haven’t looked back. I’ve lived and worked in 5 different Canadian provinces and in Australia, New Zealand, Malawi, Morocco and Hong Kong.
My love affair with bikes started young and I did my first cycling trip when I was 15: Montreal to Old Orchard Beach. Since then, there has been a few more trips in Asia, Europe, Down Under and Central America.
Whenever the bathroom scale starts to cringe and creak, I know it’s time to get on the bike for a while. I know that this will be quite challenging and I am looking forward to attempt to do EFI of the journey. I’ve never really done an organized, supported trip so that will be new for me. I look forward meeting so many cycling/traveling enthusiasts.
Africa, here we come!

Stuart Briggs
Australia More +

Hey, I am African born and (partially) raised (I sound like a loaf of bread??) - and have a slight desire to see as much of the world as I can, though I've never considered using a bike to do it before.

While studying in Perth I definitely chose the “no car, use public transport and my bike everywhere” option which is about the only time I regularly rode a bike that I can remember. But at the same time I meet a pretty cool South African bloke who rode and introduced me to this epic ride. Before he was done describing it I was certain I wanted in, and have been planning to ride it for the last year. So 18 months and (only) a couple of rides later…it’s just about here.

I'm looking forward to tackling the African continent, my bike and myself in the Tour. And I'm counting on meeting some great like- minded people who will drag me across the finish line! Hope to see you there! Stuart

Patrick Cantwell
Australia More +

Hi, my name is Patrick. I am a paramedic from Sydney Australia. Ok I'm all registered and its paid for, so its really happening!.

The Tour d'Afrique 2010.

I heard about the tour in its first year and right there and then wanted to jump on a plane and head to Cairo for the start.

Why the tour, firstly its about the challenge and I intend to join the EFI club. Next its about traveling and seeing Africa at a different pace and perspective. Then of course the tours ideals and social responsibility has great appeal to me as well.

So now I am currently having a crash course in fund raising as well as getting my long distance riding in order.

I feel fortunate to be doing the 2010 tour with my partner Wayne.

Tour d'Afrique 2010!....... see you in Cairo!!!
Jim Cavanaugh
United States More +

I am 52, and live in Portland, OR, one of the great cities of the world, and perhaps the best cycling city in the States. This trip gives me the opportunity to see Africa from the bike. Combining the bike, new cultures and people, and my camera, will be pure zen. I am looking forward to a 4-month sabbatical from work and routine life, and the adventure that we will be on.
Gerald Coniel
France More +

My name is Gerald Coniel. I am a 45 year old entrepreneur born in France, but I have lived most of my life abroad including 10 years in South Africa. I have already done this trip over 100 times (yes 100!...), but each time some 10 000 meters separated me from the ground and each time I was going at something between 900 and a 1000 km/h…. Being a kind cyclist and loving Africa, I decided that time had come to do this trip at a different pace, so that I could put faces and sceneries behind names that pop up on air plane TV screens… So this will be my excuse for going slow… I have to make up for having gone too fast so many times…
I have participated in quite a few mountain biking races in Africa, including the famous Cape Epic in 2005. It often felt that something was missing about these multi day events, they just seem to go too fast, so Tour D’ Afrique should be a very different thing and I am already looking forward at spending quality time at camps, revisiting the day events with fellow cyclists.
Having already done the southern African part of this trip on a motor bike, I can tell you that we are in for a treat! It is simply amazing!
Tour D’Afrique is for me a personal physical and mental challenge as well as a need to kick out daily routine and modern days comfort aside for 120 days. I will have great remote support for my wife (and my two teenage kids) who will broadcast my photos and resumes on the blog of the trip as well as help me raise funds for charity.
Cairo here we come!

Jennifer Crake
Canada More +

I am happiest when I am on a bike. I used to love cruising around the neighbourhood on my reliable old clunky - a vintage Glider. My faithful commuter, a Kona Tiki has seen me through many long Canadian winters – snow and all. I know that fixed wheels are bad for my knees but I just adore my very first road bike turned fixie – a 1985 Velo Sport Lovell. And then there’s my Cannondale road bike – it has given me the freedom to explore the nearby urban landscape and fall in love with the distant countryside. If I could choose to do anything all day long – it would be ride a bike (although skiing would be a very close second but that will have to wait until 2011!).

After over 12 years in book publishing, I wanted to find a way to ride more and the TDA’s Cairo to Cape Town trip seemed to be the perfect opportunity to make riding my full time job – for 4 months at least. The TDA has also become a great platform for raising awareness about the good and important work the Stephen Lewis Foundation does throughout Africa. I am grateful to everyone who has supported my fundraising initiative and my ride. I offer special thanks to my parents for their unwavering support, my sister for being such an inspiration, and my brother for spending so many early mornings in the saddle at my side. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone in Cairo, getting on my next bike, and riding with all the TDA 2010 adventure seekers. See you there!

Jethro de Decker
South Africa More +

Howzit, I’m Jethro and I’m South African! I’ve lived in India for some time and traveled a lot in Asia. For the last 2 years I’ve been in Amsterdam, but now its time to head back to Africa – and what better way than to cycle across it! I enjoy cycling and recently did an amazing cycle tour from Tibet to Nepal over the Himalayas and via Everest Base Camp. Registering a bit late for this tour, but better late than a whole year later. I am really looking forward to being on my bicycle for 4 months (rather than behind a computer) and to the (very cold) beers that will be waiting at the waterfront in Cape Town! See you all in Cairo!!

Eric Dufour
Canada More +

I always enjoy sports and last year I discover cycling. I crossed my country on a bike and now I want to push it further. Africa sounded like a challenge, but after looking pictures and reading blog it definitely adding more reason why I want to make it to Cape Town.

I’m Canadian living in the north east of the country. Cycling is not a part of the culture compare to others sports as hockey or skiing. After a year, cycling as become a part of my life. I'm still looking why I'm hook to this sport, but like a drug, I'm enjoying the feeling.

I’m attract by the thing which sound impossible. TDA is not impossible, but sound more difficult than many others things that I have done. Many rides are on the schedule before to be ready for Africa. Until there have a good ride and see ya

Simon Francis
South Africa More +

Gisela Gartmair
Germany More +

Growing up in a family that loved sports and travelling I discovered my passion for cycling and foreign countries early on.
When I was barely three years old I taught myself how to ride a bike. After many tours with my family I decided to join a cycling club when I was fourteen years old. Since then I have been participating in many different bike races, apart from a four year break.

When the Tour d’Afrique caught my attention, I was immediately thrilled! The combination of a four month vacation, a language trip, adventure, foreign countries, a lot of sport and little luxury as well as the chance of getting to know your own physical and psychological limits convinced me from the word go. I love challenges like this! My decision to participate in this tour at some point was made within minutes! TDA 2010, here I come!!!

I am looking forward to this great adventure, to the many experiences and surprises, to the ups but also the downs awaiting us.
And I am looking forward to you!

See you all in Cairo!
Catherine Hardee
United States More +

So here I am, preparing to embark on this incredible journey. I'll miss my home in Brooklyn, my friends and family and my pups, but I cannot wait to take a much-needed break from New York corporate law to rediscover the majesty of the African countryside.
This is not my first experience globe-trotting. I lived in Nairobi my first summer of law school, spent two years in Armenia with the Peace Corps, and have backpacked through the other continents as well (except Antarctica--that'll be next!), so I am comfortable in locales where plumbing is optional and well versed in the use of charades as a supplement to (or replacement for) oral communication.
While I am becoming a dedicated cyclist and spandex enthusiast, I'm not going to lie, I can't keep up with Contador . . . YET. But I am still determined to finish the Tour, even if I'm the last one across the finish line. Slow and steady, that's my pace.

I will be raising money for the Global Fund for Women.

Daniel Johnson
United States More +


When I stumbled on the web page for this tour at the end of October it didn't take me very long to sign up. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to go. I'm at a time in my life when I don't have any other commitments forcing me to stay home. The trip might be way outside my ordinary travel budget, but I can deal with that after the celebrations in Cape Town.

In my daily routine I use a bicycle for nearly all my transportation mostly because I enjoy the pace, the freedom, and exercise it gives. It's also a necessity for me at the moment, since I don't have a car and public transportation in rural Nevada is virtually nonexistent.

I've always enjoyed pushing my limits on a bike--seeing how far I can go or how much I can carry. One of my ultimate goals, tucked into the deep recesses of my mind, has been to cross an entire continent by bicycle. Not knowing just how to start planning for such a trip, I had pushed this goal aside for a while. Something else I've always wanted to do is experience Africa. This journey will be an opportunity to do both at the same time.

I've done quite a bit of traveling, but always on my own, and never on a bike. I've also done quite a few challenging one-day rides, but I've never tried to cram 96 of them into a four-month period. I hope I'm not in way over my head. Most of my friends think I'm a bit crazy for doing the modest amount of biking and traveling I do--wait until they hear that I signed up for this...

My goal for this ride is the same as for any long ride: to finish. EFI. And to fully experience the entire journey along the way. Don't expect to see me whizzing by you; I know I'm not very fast. I won't be racing anyone but the SAG wagon driver.

I know this trip will be extremely challenging and difficult at times. I also know that it will be extremely rewarding. Nothing breaks down mental stereotypes better than actually visiting a place first hand. It would be tragic to pass up the opportunity to experience Africa at human-scale speed without the isolation that a pane of window glass provides in all other forms of modern transport.

My background is in global sustainability and computer science, but mostly focused on sustainability now. When I'm not on a bike, some of my favorite activities are swimming, skiing, climbing, scuba, and just about anything that gets me outdoors.

I can't wait to meet you all soon in Cairo!
Adrian Lutey
Australia More +

I’m 23 and grew up in country Western Australia where I would cycle between towns and explore the countryside after school and on weekends. I’ve since moved to Perth where the opportunity to explore extends little further than houses, streets and traffic lights.

Having planned to go on a backpacking holiday after finishing university and working for a couple of years, I was completely sold when I heard about the Tour d’Afrique. Combining adventure, cycling and travel all in one sounds like an appealing recipe! I have done a little travelling and adventure touring in Asia but have never been to Africa, and know little about it. I hope that pedaling my way down the continent will be the best way to discover these places.

I can’t wait to meet all the other riders who are also crazy enough to consider such a trip and to experience the challenges that we will come up against. Not long now… see you in Cairo!
Jos Malherbe
South Africa More +

Meet Jos:
My name is Jos. I am a ‘cycle-olic’ and this is my first confession… This affair started about 10 years ago. Did it happen when I put my leg over for the first time, setting off with great expectations in the early morning sunlight? Was it scaling the first hill, or feeling the thrill of flying as I made it down the other side? I’m not sure – but it happened and I was hooked. I am a social cyclist and have never entered any event longer than a day-race. And I’m most definitely not the camping type, so not sure what’s most daunting, the cycling or the camping!

Why am I going on this journey?
My friends and family call it a mid-life crisis! I laugh them off – I’m living my life. I love cycling, travelling, Africa and making a difference in the lives of others. With this expedition, I can do all of that – and I’m aiming to become an EFI’er.

What is my background?
I am a trained accountant and have spent most of my professional career in banking, but I left the corporate world last year and stumbled across this event, which seems ideal while I consider my next move. I have worked and lived in a number of African countries.

My cause:
Matla A Bana – A voice against child abuse, is my chosen charity for two reasons. This South African national organisation helps to minimise the abuse children suffer when they report crimes against them. It is said that a child is raped every three minutes in SA; Matla A Bana reaches more than 5000 children a year. It was founded by two of my good friends, Callie and Monique Strydom, who survived a four-month hostage ordeal in the hands of Al Queda terrorists. This is the second reason why I support this charity. The two of them have great understanding for living and operating under extreme conditions – and they are most probably the only two friends who will understand the suffering awaiting me!

Visit for more info on the charity.

Tony Nester
Britain More +

I m 49 (50 on the tour) ,married ,3 children and "semi retired" from being a director of a medium sized global Telecoms company. I ve always enjoyed sport running up to Marathon distance. I ve done a couple of Ironman events. This is definitely the biggest physical and mental challenge i ve ever undertaken by a long way and I have to admit I am a little worried and yes scared by the enormity of the task. I don't know how my body or spirit will respond. Your all invited to my 50th Birthday party on the 8th April.. i think we leave Lilongwe on the 7th. Id like to thank my wife Mandy for being relaxed about being away for so long .Oh by the way, did I mention that I m a little bit worried by the enormity of the trip!
I will be riding to raise funds to build a library and medical centre at rbatu Ensesa School that is based in a poorer part of Gondar Ethiopia. This will help about 650 children aged from 5 to 15. I have gotten to know the children and teachers personally over the last 3 years so you can be assured that all funds raised are put to best use.

I work closely with a small and highly effective charity called Link Ethiopia that links schools in the UK to schools throughout Ethiopia. Letter writing exchange, fund raising, educational and teaching visits often develop over a period of time"

Eric Olverson
Britain More +

Hi, my name is Eric. I have always enjoyed sport, but increasingly in recent years, I have taken to cycling. Here on the Costa Blanca, where my wife and I spend most of the year, there are great opportunities for cyling in the mountains. For some time I have wanted to do a long cycling trip which would combine adventure with cycling. When I read about the TDA earlier in the year, it just felt perfectly suited to my ambition. I had just come back from two months helping at an orphanage in South Africa and wanted to do something to raise money and awareness. Here was my opportunity to do it all! I am under no illusions as to the difficulties that lie ahead. But I shall be as well-prepared as I can be, and look forward to the challenges, the unexpected and the camaraderie. The greatest difficulty is the wait!
Peter Pizer
South Africa More +

Michelle Sephton
South Africa More +

Sunil Shah
Britain More +

I'm a recent graduate, having studied Computer Science for the last three years. I enjoy travelling and cycling and instead of heading straight into a job, a gap year seemed like an appropriate break.

Never done any organised tour before, nor have I covered any substantial distance before. I do love the sport though and started racing cross-country whilst studying - to date I've finished 13 (out of 13) races (albeit not ranking very highly). Before university I started cycling to school as a fitness measure and quickly got hooked.

My parents are East African and I know Kenya fairly well. Still
haven't seen much else of the continent though and the TDA seems like a challenging way to cross ten countries to visit off the world map.

I'm looking forward to it, and only worry about the inherent lack of connectivity (probably good for me) and the high chance of injury (less
Stephanie Sleen
Canada More +

The Tour D'Afrique for me is the combination of a 30th birthday present to myself, an escape plan from reality as well as a desire to push myself to my physical and mental limits and begin to test the limits of my endurance.

I am no stranger to discomfort, having spent over 600 field days in remote areas of Alaska guiding youth at risk as well as years as a combat engineer in the Canadian Army. Over the last 10 years I probably have more cumulative time sleeping on the ground than in a bed. I love travelling and new adventures and challenges and am looking forward to seeing Africa for the first time from the seat of a bicycle. I am excited to share this adventure with people from all over the world. I look forward to meeting everyone in Cairo!
I will be raising money for the Suncatchers Project, A non profit that builds solar ovens for communities in Africa. These ovens provide the opportunity for communities to cook food and boil water to make it safe to drink. I hope to give back to the communities that I bike through by helping support this worthy cause.

Frans Smit
Holland More +

"I love sports & travelling, and the best continent so far is Africa.
So when I heard about Tours d'afrique it was a split second decision ;-) Sitting behind my desk as a freelance IT-consultant it is a nice outlook to spend 4 months in nature. I am really looking forward to the trip, and hoping for a physically and mentally new experience..."
Daniel Spasojevic
Australia More +

Erin Sprague
United States More +

Greetings from Manhattan! After learning how to bike by dodging taxi drivers and city buses during rush hour, I am very curious to discover which roads contain more potholes- Northern Kenya or New York City. In 2006, I co-founded a non-profit organization called In the Running ( to connect endurance pursuits with global grassroots fundraising. I have run marathons on all seven continents for In the Running, and I will be cycling across Africa to raise money for three organizations that use running, cycling and soccer to promote youth development in Africa. There is so much to think about before such an adventure—Can I blog from a sand dune in Namibia? Can I tip the bike mechanic in beer? Will the other riders notice when my tent collapses on me the first night? Perhaps the most concerning detail for me so far is this bit in the registration packet about this not being a “tour for fashion.” Weight restrictions and lack of shower facilities aside, I plan to look stylish in my 3-5 allotted pairs of cycling shorts and jerseys for four months. Who’s with me?
Tim Thomas
United States More +

Andre Van Eeden
South Africa More +

Our names are Andre and Michelle and we are two professionals seeking an adventure away from the Corporate World and in doing so apply ours minds back to the simple life.
Never mind the opportunity to test our bodies to the limit in beautiful Africa!!
Andre is an independent attorney and I am an Investment Manager for a local bank. We look forward to meeting you all. Our cause for the expedition is to raise funds for missing children due to the FIFA World Cup in June 2010. Children are going missing for the purpose of prostitution and trafficking and we need to raise money to provide resources to educate parents, teachers and schools of the danger thereof. But mostly we want to raise funds to help the process of finding children and returning them to their families. This is a global matter but we need to drive the awareness more so then ever due to the World Cup taking place in South Africa. We are hoping that every one can assist in this plight of ours and enjoy the emotional reward that comes with its success.
We look forward to meeting you all.

Marcel Van Zwam
Holland More +

All the way to Cape-town no flats for sure, that's what my bike shop told me. See you in Cairo.
Sam Vickery
United States More +

Ruben von Furstenberg
Germany More +

Rick Wasfy
United States More +

I'm a 27 year old engineer currently working in Algeria but with permanent ties in Calgary. I'm only here one out of every 3 months, but it's a temporary situation.

I love almost anything outdoors (camping, hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, climbing) and sports (basketball, football, ultimate frisbee, baseball, soccer). I've travelled extensively through North America, Europe and Northern Africa.

Born elsewhere, raised in the UK and US, moved to Canada for school and decided to stay.

If you want to know anything else, just ask.

Also, I am just getting into photography, so I currently enjoy taking an obscene amount of poor quality photos, which is much better than taking poor quality obscene photos.

Lynne Wolfson
Canada More +

A year ago I set myself a to-do list: things to get to.. eventually. It was short: climb a mountain, run a marathon, get a PhD, and ride my bike across a continent. I think that getting a job should be in that list too.

Last winter I had the opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and found that such a short trip was such a tease - the small portion of Africa I saw left me yearning to see more of this cultured, diverse, and beautiful continent. I think that's when I unofficially made the decision to return on my bicycle, even joking with our guide that I would wave at him a year later when I biked by.

By the time my former rickshaw running colleague told me she was doing the tour, my excuses had run out.. I am so excited and grateful to have the opportunity to undertake such an adventure.

Check out my blog @ or follow me on twitter @ LynneWolfson

Twende! Haraka!

Wayne Woodward

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