Equator to Cape

"7 countries. 7,000km. 4 months. 2 bicycles. Unsupported and self-funded."


Equator to Cape

What is Equator to Cape?

Charlie and Naomi, an Aussie guy and an English girl were in search of doing something remarkable and supporting some amazing causes along the way, and so embarked on a journey through Africa.

The biggest of adventures, a whole world of causes to support along the way, wonderful people to meet, and epic places to see. And the sprinkle of remarkable? Bicycles. Two wheels each. Two legs each. Pure peddle power. Just the two of them over 7,000km from the Equator to the Cape: through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Their charity partner was The Egmont Trust, an incredible organisation doing life-changing work in Sub-Saharan Africa. The duo had the privilege of raising money and exposure for Egmont, as well as visiting the African projects themselves along the way. 100% of the challenge donations and fundraising efforts went to Egmont, and 100% of money raised by Egmont goes straight into the African projects.

For more information check out the Equator to Cape website they created where you can find out more about Charlie and Naomi, The Egmont Trust and the funds they raised.

Pre-departure training

In preparation for the challenge the guys attended a Home mechanic day to give them the vital skills they need to look after their bikes while covering the thousands of miles out in Africa. In support of the cause the course was generously provided by Pete at PJCS in Milton Keynes, one of Cytech's UK training providers. Check out the news story here as well as their follow up blog post here.

 

Cytech & PJCS have been incredible supporters as we prepare ourselves for thousands of miles in the saddle without the assistance of a local bike repair shop. The team have provided us with invaluable advice in the form of a bike mechanic course with Peter in his workshop in Milton Keynes. We went from zeroes to heroes in just one day! We acquired all the necessary knowledge to be self-sufficient when out on the African roads, and the peace of mind that comes with that information is as valuable as the information itself.” - March 2018

 


  Cytech & PJCS have been incredible supporters as we prepare ourselves for thousands of miles in the saddle without the assistance of a local bike repair shop. The team have provided us with invaluable advice in the form of a bike mechanic course with Peter in his workshop in Milton Keynes. We went from zeroes to heroes in just one day! We acquired all the necessary knowledge to be self-sufficient when out on the African roads, and the peace of mind that comes with that information is as valuable as the information itself.” - March 2018  

The journey

Charlie and Naomi departed for their epic journey on 27th March 2018, touching down in Nairobi and heading north for about 200km to Nanyuki on the Equator where they began their peddling southbound.

The journey was completed on July 22nd 2018, 16 1/2 weeks after starting their epic journey from the equator.

Check out the video below:




Blog posts

Links

Equator to Cape: Website | Instagram

The Egmont Trust: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cytech: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

PJCS: Website | Facebook