Cairo To Cape Town by bike

We are cycling Cairo to Cape Town by bike as part our cycle from London to Cape Town.

We’re not attempting to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town at world record speed. Mark Beaumont and the CaroCap team have acheived that this year.

We’re taking our time to cycle the epic Cairo to Cape challenge on our touring bikes, taking 7 months and aiming to raise £30,000 for World Bicycle Relief; a charity that uses the power of bicycles to transform the lives of individuals and communities across Africa.

Read our Cairo to Cape Town blog posts to keep up with all our news as we cycle the length of Africa.

Cairo to Cape Town by bike blog posts

Below we’ve selected the blog posts that relate specifically to our attempt to cycle Cairo to Cape Town by bike.

Our cycle in Africa is just part of our longer bike ride so make sure you read our full London to Cape Town blog.

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Cycling Namibian deserts and the last push to Cape Town

It's been nearly two weeks since we left Walvis Bay and set out…

Cycling Namibia and a family reunion

We had a straightforward cycle north (yes, north!) on the B1…

Long roads, lodges, lions and a long ladder with baboon poo

We just had time to publish our last blog post before we left…

Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zebras and a hippo attack on the mighty Zambezi!

When we set out to cycle to Cape Town, we could never imagine…

Cycling back in time to Shiwa and Lwitikila, Zambia

After our brief detour to Dar es Salaam for some well-needed…

Struggling through western Tanzania

After a couple of wonderful days with Mike, Jenna and their kids…

Cycling a thousand hills from Uganda to Rwanda

We left Fort Portal on the promise that “It’s all downhill”…

Cycling Uganda

Emily was terrified. She’d been saying to me for weeks that…

Cairo to Cape Town by bike route map

Here is our provisional Cairo to Cape Town route map. It is not set in stone and we are likely to change our route as we progress from Cairo to Cape.

We are also updating our London to Cape Town GPS data on our Strava account whenever we get good wifi.