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The Alternative (but highly appropriate) guide to The Tour d’Afrique.
1. Tent and sleeping You’re best bet is a free standing tent with a removable fly sheet. In some places,... continued
TDA 2013 Race Results
The Tour d’Afrique is the only one of our expeditions currently with a race componnent. Ninety-six stages ranging from 60-207kms.... continued
The EFI Club – 2013 Membership
Each year a number of TDA riders manage to achieve EFI (Every Fucking Inch) status. This means that they cycled... continued
They Did It! The 2013 TDA arrives in Cape Town!
And that’s a wrap! The incredible journey is over for yet another year. The cyclists have arrived at the V... continued
A Tour Leader in Africa – The Strange Life of Ciaran Powers.
As our great expedition comes to an end, it would be impossible to say that we could have done this... continued
Last Day in Namibia
Last day in Namibia, last border to cross, last rest day, last mandatory race day. For a seemingly endless expedition,... continued
TDA 2013 Nairobi Bike Donation
For many years now on the Tour d’Afrique, the TDA Foundation Bike Donation ceremony in Nairobi has been a rider... continued
My Big, Fat, Intense Mexico Scout
Prior to working for TDA, when I still had an address, I was interested in a few different websites, such... continued
The Final Push
As of Windhoek, the tour has entered the final section to Cape Town; The Diamond Coast. The stretch is named... continued
Four months on the Road.
Like everything else about this trip, it is one thing to talk about it and is quite another thing to... continued
Who had more fun TdA 2003 or TdA 2013?
Tour d’Afrique founder Henry Gold is now in Namibia with the cyclists, and will see them to the end in... continued
Burning Man Bush Camp
Bicycles that continue to come up with ever-new mechanical issues daily. Full body exhaustion that takes its toll on riders.... continued
Botswana & the Elephant Highway
It’s hot, it’s dry, it’s windy, it’s barren and every day it’s 150kms or more of dead straight, dead flat... continued
One look at this TDA 2013 rider and one thing is clear: this ain’t his first rodeo. Meet John Faulkner.
A life-long athlete and accomplished ultra-marathon runner, it is no surprise to find John’s name near the top of the... continued
TDA Foundation Donation Report – Livingstone
For the third year in a row now, the Tour d’Afrique Foundation has connected with the town of Livingstone, Zambia,... continued
Thoughts from the Zambezi
The long days begin. In just 8 days of riding from Lilongwe, Malawi to Livingston, Zambia the tour covered a... continued
Cooking for 75
Adele shares the trials and tribulations of our cooking duo Jon Shepheard and Yanez Novoa. Chef and Assistant Chef respectively.... continued
Lusaka Update from #tda2013
The TDA 2013 has now completed about 75% of its journey; in time, not distance. From here on in, the... continued
The Lunch Truck
To call it the ‘Lunch Truck’ is a bit of a misnomer as much of the time, the meal being... continued
#tda2013 Profile: Mike Vermeulen
Embarking on a 12,000 km bike trip across the world’s most challenging continent is an intimidating and self-questioning thought for... continued
Update from Mike Coo – Lilongwe
Riding sweep on the TDA is an important job and a big responsibility. You have to carry a satellite phone,... continued
The Long Way to Lilongwe
Although locally referred to as “the warm heart of Africa” this stretch through Malawi hasn’t exactly been the sun baked... continued
Living the Lush Life
It’s the kind of heat that finds you awake at 2am, still dripping with sweat from the day before. It’s... continued
Oh the Rain
After many wet days, and bad internet connections, here is a belated Mud Report from late last week by Communications... continued
Tour d’Afrique Race and EFI Update
The 2013 TdA has passed the midway point of our annual trans-African odyssey on two wheels. As the riders and... continued
Tanzania – first impressions.
The TDA 2013 is back on the road and ready for another tough and gritty section. After more of a... continued
As the tour lingers in the lazy heat of the equator, anxiously awaiting the election to play itself out, there... continued
What do you do when your bikes gives out in the middle of the Ethiopian highlands with another few thousands... continued
Party time at the Equator
Two months on the road, nearing our halfway point and suddenly we find ourselves with four days of unscheduled rest... continued
The S.S. TDA steams forward.
Like a ship that never touches the shore, the S.S. TDA charges forward through many a road less traveled. Down... continued
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