Lilongwe (Malawi) to Lusaka (Zambia)

It doesn’t get easier! After a quick breather in Lilongwe we headed to the Malawian border. Ahead was a week of long miles and a decent amount of climbing. Physically I felt good and prepared to tackle the next section but mentally, I sensed, was going to be a tough one. After almost three months of constant riding, permanently stressful situations on the road with … Continue reading Lilongwe (Malawi) to Lusaka (Zambia)

Tour D’Afrique: Egypt (11-27 Jan)

I planned this trip for over 4 years and occupied my mind for hours on end, thinking how cool it would be to ride my bike through the continent I had moved to 10 years ago. It still hasn’t quite sunk in that I just completed the first stretch of Tour D’Afrique; still pinching myself that this is all real and the sand between my … Continue reading Tour D’Afrique: Egypt (11-27 Jan)

The Queen’s stage: from Prince Albert to Calitzdorp

What an amazing day it was! I felt great, my legs were back to normal and consolidated my 3rd position in GC with the fourth girl being now over 1 hour behind me. We started the day with a little spin up the Swartberg Pass this time from Prince Albert side. It felt much easier than the previous day’s grind up from De Rust. I … Continue reading The Queen’s stage: from Prince Albert to Calitzdorp

Cape Trek Pioneer: Stage 4 De Rust to Prince Albert

Today was hard for me, extremely hard. The stage started with the usual neutral zone to get safely out of De Rust. The pace picked up to lightening speed as soon as the vehicle pulled over. I was in the front bunch and could stay for exactly 2 minutes before I dropped off. As soon as the pace had picked up I could feel that … Continue reading Cape Trek Pioneer: Stage 4 De Rust to Prince Albert