So Willem came back from his epic cycle journey last week and amongst all the hubbub and excitement, inevitably, the talk of what would be the next crazy trip surfaced. A few suggestions later and a plan was hatched.
Staying on the cycling theme – the idea is to head from Nairobi, Kenya to Pretoria, South Africa. A total of about 4500km, Epic journey – through some of the most remote and beautiful areas on the planet – Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls… I made the decision that if I say no to this, I will probably never do an adventure like this.
I am so excited that I am already looking into routes, bikes, equipment…
In the little research that I have done, this bike is looking like an early frontrunner. According to this review this is a top, top bike and ideal for this type of adventure. It also one of the better priced bikes and if I am not mistaken, it is possible to get the 20% VAT discounted too if shipped outside of Europe.
There is so much to think about. Obviously, doing something like this is a huge challenge and as a result, it would be great to raise some serious money for charity. I have read a couple of blogs of guys cycling across, through and round Africa and they have all raised money for charities providing mosquito nets to help prevent malaria. Sounds like a good plan.
I am initially calling this adventure – Big Bike Africa. Let’s see how many other crazies want to do this…