Blogs by TDA 2017 full-tour riders
- Mark from the UK, one of the smartest riders in our group; Mark is fundraising for a Kenyan charity for education. You can donate and/or follow Mark here: markcyclesafrica.wixsite.com/home
- Mike from Cape Town, travelling with his wife Judith; Mike is one of our most humorous riders, always has something funny to say. It seems the two are quite a celebrity back home. Follow them here: treloarherald.blogspot.com
- Niklas from Sweden, the youngest rider on our tour; his blog will excite all the Swedish speakers. Follow him here: niklasfrisk.com
- Tom from the US, one of our most talkative riders; he managed to figure out something that I’d failed with—sharing his live GPS. Follow him here: tdlais54.wordpress.com
Blogs by prior TDA riders
- Rupert from the UK, the race leader last year, until he had a bad accident. Rupert was writing THE go-to blog last year. He’ll join us again this year. We’re all curious to meet his celebrity, and perhaps his blog continues here: rupertdixon-tda.tumblr.com
- Christian from Switzerland, the race winner of 2012. Christian’s blog (and meeting in person) helped me tremendously with my own trip preparations. Learn more from a veritable cycling pro here: cipas.ch/tourdafrique
- The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple
This is the veritable cycling bible. Even if not all rules make total sense, it’s a humorous read for sure. Rule Number 5 keeps me going at all times: Harden the f..k up—the new motto of my life!
- The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
This is the best book about Africa that I’m aware of, and—in my humble opinion—a must read for everyone. It made me laugh and cry, and opened my eyes big time.
- Kilimanjaro Uncovered: An Alternative Path to Bliss
This is the book written by yours truly. If you’re interested in Kilimanjaro, or simply what inspired me to make a 180 degree change and now cycle through Africa, this book uncovers it all.