May 8, 2017

“Hey mate, how are you?!”, declaims Johnno with tremendous excitement, racing down the hill to greet the first fellow cycle-tourer we had come across so far.

“Where have you cycled from? How long have you been on the road?”

“8 Years. I started in New York in 2009. How ab...

After 9 days of continuous riding we’ve arrived in Francistown. Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana and is a bustling metropolis compared to terrain of the last 3 weeks. We’ve now covered over 1,000km and a lot has changed since leaving South Africa.

Truc...

April 28, 2017

Since leaving Balule we have cycled our way through mountains, rainforest, desert and African savannah to find ourselves 40 km away from the Botswana border. It has been some of the toughest cycling of the trip so far. Cancel that. It has been some of the toughest cycl...

April 23, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we’re already two weeks into this ludicrous trip across Africa and have already experienced so much. From interrogation rooms in Johannesburg airport to Charlie driving his first anti poaching patrol, it’s been an interesting couple of weeks t...

April 19, 2017

A hell of a lot has changed since we wrote the last blog. For a start we began to cycle downhill for the first time, I’m therefore spending far less time toiling at the back of the group, coming up with elaborate excuses as to why my bike is definitely twice the weight...

For 6 months it’s been impossible to visualise what the first few days of this trip would be like. They’ve been the longest yet shortest, hardest and funnest few days.

Day 1

The journey started on the R555. A busy tarmacked one lane artery flowing into the East of S...

What is an “anti-poaching ranger”?

These are the men, and increasingly women, on the frontline of protecting Africa’s wildlife. This involves skilled tracking, perseverance through thick bush and long hours spent amongst some of the most dangerous animals in the world (...

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