Today may have been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Myself and about 40 other Tour d'Afrique riders took a short 25K cycle trip through the outskirts of Cairo to visit the Sakara pyramids.

Well, I've been in Cairo for about 5 days now and I've done all the usual touristy stuff like visit the museum, the pyramids and the Mohammed Ali mosque.

I thought you might be interested to know when the scheduled rest days are in the forthcoming Tour d'Afrique 2009. By implication, all the other days are very much not rest days.

Start - 10th Jan 2009 Cairo

JNMCC Mercy Home is a girls orphanage in the village of Maseno, near Kisumu, in Western Kenya.

AVIF is an innovative online charity that provides volunteer teachers and other support to disadvantaged communities in rural Kenya.

One of the charities I am supporting with my trip is the Tour d'Afrique Foundation.

The Foundation donates bicycles to health care workers and other deserving individuals in Africa.

It's been a pretty manic 6 weeks.

In addition to working pretty hard, I've been organising lots of details for the Tour d'Afrique trip.

Having spent the last few and a bit years working for Immediacy I've decided I need to do something completely different. I like cycling, obviously.

An attempt to set a new world speed record from Ward Hunt Island to the Geographic North Pole by Ben Saunders. The current record was set in 2005 by a guided team using dog sleds and numerous re-supplies in a time of 36 days 22 hours.


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