It’s getting exciting as they battle the gruelling terrain of the African continent.
Keep reading to follow their progress.
-Spectacular video footage
-Comms from the cyclists
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
They are still in Ethiopia, however well South of Addis Ababa. If all goes to plan, they should be approaching the Kenyan border in the next couple of days.
Today, I believe they will be attempting to up the distance and surpass the 300km mark, in order to get back on track.
Time waits for no man!
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COMMUNICATION FROM THE GUYS OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS- Up to 24/10/15
“The team had a crazy day 15 in Ethiopia today. 316 km covered & 10 hours riding, on some brutal roads, bringing the total to over 4000km!”
“Some more beautiful imagery from the Ethiopian highlands. Cold, early morning starts (4 deg C) have the team in full thermals, gloves and overshoes (to think that 6 days ago they were in 45 deg heat!) to much warmer temperatures later in the day. Mark commented that the vegetation was quite alpine (at 2500 m) and actually an amazing road, up and down the whole day. Tonight, they enjoy a proper, well deserved rest at the British embassy in Addis Ababa”
“The team have been out of touch for around 4 days, during which they have encountered some beautiful but brutal terrain, but they’re back with news today. They’re more than a third of the way there, and averaging 260km/9hrs a day. Tonight they’re spending the night at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa and loving the chance to have a shower and shave!”
“Yesterday was a massive day. As Mark Blewett put it: “The Nile Gorge was a monster.” 3406 vertical metres of climbing over the day. The descents were littered with potholes, animals, children and the climb out was 19km long. Though incredibly beautiful, the team is glad that the highlands of Ethiopia are almost over. Today is a shorter day as they make their way to Addis Ababa and will spend the night at the British Embassy, unlike the street-side camping under the stars they’ve been used to over the last few days.”