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Herman Potgieter and his team at Complete Cabling Equipment will sponsor a fully equipped custom bike recovery trailer for the journey.  These guys don’t mess around – building this from scratch with four weeks to spare is nearly as crazy as the ride itself. Hat tip to the CCE team. They will be supplying us […]

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So we had a question on our Facebook page (thanks Geoff Simmons) about the kind of technical support we’ll have on the road. Great question “Jack” as this gives me a reason to write about our mode of transport for a moment. Friends and colleagues question me extensively when I tell them about the route, […]

We will be selling Ride On! Speak Out! armbands to help raise funds for the “UNiTE to end violence against women and girls” campaign. The riders will also be handing out the bands on the road as a keepsake of our visit to the country and a reminder of why we were there in the […]

So we had our second status meeting last night. I don’t want tax you down with too much reading but I thought I’d share a few things as we move another week closer to our departure.

We will visit nine countries over 15 days (23 November to 10 December) – South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. A total of 7620km giving us about 89 hours in the saddle.

ʺThe future must not belong to those who bully women. It must be shaped by girls who go to school and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.ʺ— President Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly 2012. Also, girls who stay in school lower their […]

Last night was a key milestone for the team as we prepare ourselves for the 7600km ride through nine Southern African countries. It was our first opportunity to meet those who went from being mere sponsors and benefactors to instant ‘family’. The purpose of the meeting was for the riders to meet the UN team but more importantly, for […]