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Riding on the open road- just man and machine- brings with it an immense sense of joy, of self, but also an unexpected offering of stillness. Reasons to reflect, moments to measure, chances to consider…. Sometimes it even makes us stop, take our helmets off and survey the scenery we have ridden past countless times […]

We feature members of the Ride On! Speak Out team on our Facebook page every day with a little more detail about them and why they are doing the trip. Here’s the first batch of profiles in case you missed ‘em. Johann Rawlinson Introducing the first, and one of the most experienced Ride On! Speak […]

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.