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Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town (Paperback)
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Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 23/02/2017
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Shortlisted for Adventure Travel Book of the Year

In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days.

Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits of endurance.

Despite illness, mechanical faults, attempted robbery and stone-throwing children, as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion, Mark completed the journey in just 41 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes, after cycling 6,762 miles, spending 439 hours in the saddle (sometimes up to 16 hours a day) and climbing 190,355 feet through 8 countries.

It was an astonishing journey, and one that will fascinate and grip the reader. From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, over the unpaved, muddy, mountainous roads of Ethiopia, through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia, to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes, Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552172479
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm

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“Walking across Africa alone takes guts”

I remember holding this book in my hand and thinking – how on earth do you manage to ride from Cairo to Cape Town? However fit you are, that must be tougher than tough. It’s not just the physical side of things but... More

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28th January 2018
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