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Tom Woodard

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Tom Woodard

I'm cycling Cairo to Cape Town over 4 months to raise money for the Cycle Smart Foundation

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I purchased my first road bike 14 years ago and joined a 10-day ride organised by this charity. I was probably more daunted by that ride then than I am now as I had no significant cycling experience. That was also the last time I rode for charity. Over the last few years I have built up my cycling confidence to tackle what must be one of the biggest adventures going. The unknown factors are what will it be like to be on a bike for 4 months, camping in parts of Africa that are desert where we will have no access to running water or sanitation for days on end and where the temperature could exceed 40°C. Therein lies the challenge and adventure. I’m grateful to the support of Mandy, my wife and family to allow me to undertake this challenge.

Event details

Tour d'Afrique

On the 7th January 2018 I'll be joining 30 fellow adventurers to cycle just over 7,000 miles through 10 African countries; Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. This is a fully supported trip run by TDA global cycling, All I have to do is ride my bike and put up my tent each day. The Chinese have been busy tarmacking over Africa which means only 15% of our route is dirt or gravel roads, although a lot of the tarmac is heavily potholed. We’ll be covering 80 miles a day on average, days on tarmac will be longer and hopefully shorter days on gravel. Our longest day is 129 miles in Botswana and we’ll reach 3,100 metres in the Ethiopian highlands. It’s not all cycling; we do get rest days in places of interest and capital cities plus a 3 day excursion in the remote Omo valley in Ethiopia.

Event date

07-January-2018 00:00  - 
05-May-2018 00:00

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Event already started


Well done Tom
Donation by Michael Bullen
on 16-01-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Great challenge and great cause Tom. Think of all your supporters when the going gets tough! Best of luck.
Donation by Robin Fieth
on 15-01-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Tom , really enjoying your blog.
Donation by Stella ( from Turbo )
on 14-01-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Tom!
Donation by the Barbers
on 11-01-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Tom - Enjoy
Donation by love the parke family xx
on 09-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
What an amazing challenge! Good luck Tom!
Donation by Louise Hoskyns
on 08-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Tom! Enjoy the ride! Nick and Christine Sandall
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck Tom, cycle safely and we will look forward to hearing all about it when you are back.
Donation by Alice, Roger, Will & Toby
on 06-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Tom - keep rubbing the Vaseline in to as many crevices as possible!
Donation by Div
on 05-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Best wishes for this amazing challenge... a very worthwhile cause!
Donation by Iain & Julie
on 04-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,020.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,020.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,048.75

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