Cape to Cairo - an 81 week adventure to remember. The Fat Kid Diaries.

Cape to Cairo – an 81 week adventure to remember. The Fat Kid Diaries.

Quite simply, ‘phew, what an adventure!’. Week(s): 1 – 81 Starting: Sun 30th June 2013, Cape Town stadium, South Africa. Ending: Sat 17th January 2015, Cairo, Egypt. Km’s covered: 33,500km – approx 28,500 by bicycle, the rest mostly criss-crossing the Med. Leaving Cape Town…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 80. Tunisian tales.

Week(s): 80 Ending: Sat 10th January Starting: On a ferry somewhere on the Mediterranean between Italy and Tunisia Ending: Tunis, Tunsia. Km’s covered: Approx 300km loop of NE Tunisia   It’s been a wonderful week of relative warmth back in…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 77-79. Cycling in a postcard.

Week(s): 77-79 Ending: Sat 3rd January Starting: Toulon, France Ending: On a ferry somewhere on the Mediterranean between Italy and Tunisia; via Monaco, Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City.  Km’s covered: Approx 1,150km    The last 3 weeks, straddling the…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 74-76. Happy xmas from the Fat Kid!

It’s been a somewhat frustrating couple of weeks seemingly crisscrossing the Mediterranean in order to balance my goal of seeing as much of Africa as possible with that of staying relatively safe; but at the end of the day, as normal, things…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 73. Hola from Spain!

So much for Europe being a ´breeze´ compared to Africa, the last week has once again provided a reminder of why complacency can be so risky…the infamous easterly Levant winds of southern Europe proving the toughest of unexpected challenges in the…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 69-71. Thank you Africa, see you again soon.

It’s been the most incredible 497 days of my life cycling some 26,000km through 42 countries of sub saharan Africa (and Morocco), so I’m not too embarrassed to admit my eyes almost started sweating with ‘nostalgia’ as I crossed the…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 68. High in the Atlas Mountains.

A week in which Morocco has continued to amaze; started with the Fat Kid almost freezing himself to death attempting to summit the highest peak in North Africa without much more than a lot of enthusiasm, and ended with the treat…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 65-67. The Fat Kid has fallen in love…

The Fat Kid has fallen in love…with Moroccan food and, after a few dark-ish weeks battling non-stop gale force northerly winds in the southern deserts of Morocco, with bike touring all over again now that  the incredible Atlas Mountains have been reached! …

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 64. Nothing luckier than being hit by a bus.

2 days after proudly explaining to the Senegalese press how I’d successfully negotiated Nigeria’s infamous traffic, and that I didn’t believe it could get any more hair raising than that, I was promptly side swiped by my first bus of…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 62-63. Onwards and upwards!

The disappointment of having to fly over the Ebola stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, was quite quickly forgotten as the stretch from Guinea Bissau to Dakar here in Senegal has proven to be an absolute highlight of the entire expedition…