Cycle Across Africa

From Sharm el-Sheikh to Cape Town by Bicycle

In July 2012 and after 2 years & 2 months on the road, I rolled into the Cape of Good Hope at the very tip of the African Continent completing my bicycle journey from Sharm el-Sheikh to Cape Town, all aid of Orphaned Children.

The cycle was part of the Better Life Cycle project, founded in 2009 by one of my best friends, Dan Harrison. Since the early days of the projects inception, we worked together on fundraising, planning and building together the Web Site which would be our foundation for the coming years.

Below are the latest posts from my blog.

I hope you enjoy the reading – if you have any questions, please do feel free to contact me.

Orphanage of Hearts

I felt somehow bad. During the week after arriving in Bujumbura following a mountainous cycle from the Kinamba Project in Kigali, I hadn’t achieved all that much. In Bujumbura, we didn’t have any project(s) lined up. I thought I’d quickly find one, but I was otherwise...

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Destination: Lake Tanganyika

Bujumbura, the humid capital of Burundi lies on the golden sandy shores of Lake Tanganyika - Africa’s longest lake (also the world’s longest freshwater lake). At a distance of 270km from Kigali, a mountainous cycle awaited. After farewell to Meg and everyone at the...

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The Kinamba Project

“The genocidaires did not kill a million people. They killed one, then another, then after day, hour after hour, minute by minute. Every minute of the day, someone, somewhere, was being murdered, screaming for mercy.And receiving none.” – Kigali Genocide...

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A Dwelling of Pearls

After a wonderful 147 days in Naivasha, it was back to the African Roads as I meandered northwards towards Kenya’s chilly capital of Running - Eldoret. The cycling started well; after a surprising morning’s effort I made it to bustling Nakuru where I stopped for...

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A “couple of weeks” in Naivasha

Before we begin... Apologies in advance; this blog post is going to be pretty lengthy, even by my standards. I realise that I should perhaps upload more frequent, shorter blog posts, but I have been so busy I just couldn’t find the time to give it the effort and...

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I give you…Habesha

Once I bought the admittedly expensive collection of welded metal poles and rubber tyres from SJS Cycles in Bridgwater (UK), I knew eventually that this thing moving me along faster than I could run (not hard!) would have a name. However, for quite a while I was more...

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