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Cycle touring virgins Cape Town to...Zambia-ish

Seebeauty

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  • Added on: January 18th, 2011
Hello fabulous BootsnAll Travel people

My partner Hap and I are departing Melbourne this June and flying to Cape Town where we will begin our journey: the Final Continent Expedition. Read about it on http://www.hapworkingtheworld.com

We are cycling approx 5000km from Cape Town to the destination of our community service project. The easiest way for you to understand our project is to watch our promo video that was made by our doco maker (he'll be cycling with us and making a documentary based on Hap and his goal)

View the video here http://vimeo.com/17556003

Although Hap has done heaps of research re: gear, etc. I thought I'd throw this one out to this community as I know there are so many people with wide ranges of experience in travel on this forum.

I would love to hear your thoughts on:
Recommendations for preparation and gear (essential do's and don'ts of cycle touring)
Personal experiences cycling unassisted through Southern Africa
Ideas for helping us get sponsorship for our trip

Our route is not exactly planned yet, as we have yet to confirm from our charity the destination of the sea container where we will be working in the end.

Since we are volunteering time and fundraising for our charity, it is imperative that we can get some kind of sponsorship (I have a few requests pending)

Although the three of us are experienced travelers, we're cycle touring virgins!

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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  • Added on: January 18th, 2011
For a little inspiration

http://www.thebigafricacycle.com/



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