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DAY 35-CYCLING FROM CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN-UPDATE-12/11/2015

DAY 35-Crashes, chronic fatigue and battling on

THEY ALL NEED OUR SUPPORT, PARTICULARLY NICK WHO HAD A CRASH YESTERDAY AND IS STILL SUFFERING CHRONIC FATIGUE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION

Come on Nick, only a couple more days and you’ll be there. Wishing you the best of luck.

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The guys are broken, but can smell the finish line as they power ahead to Cape Town. All going well, they are only 3 days from the -certain to be dramatic- arrival as emotional friends and family line the streets to celebrate the teams ‘larger than life’ achievement. Theey should reach Cape Town on Sunday 15th November, which is a total of 38 days, four days under the world record.

Unfortunately Nick who is still battling chronic fatigue and heat stroke, had an accident on his bike today as he clipped Mark’s wheel. Cut’s and bruises pain his body at a time when he really didn’t need any more ailments to contend with.

‘Nick’s battling with chronic fatigue & crashed today. Cuts/bruises, but patched up & on to Cape Town!’-Cairo2Cape

`Day 34 has started as tough as the last finished . Nick came down hard after touching my wheel and hit the asphalt badly . The gods are conspiring against him now what with heat exhaustion and general body melt down. We are so close!! Cmon Nick! Rough times for a super tough guy . Hope he comes through and finishes this journey we started together’-Mark Blewett

Finally on the homestretch but every day has brought challenges: Heat, altitude, fatigue, illness and crashes, I was hoping to avoid a big one but a touch of wheels and down you go! I thought it couldn’t get any more uncomfortable but it just did.-Nick Bourne

Thoughts of his wife, keep him motivated to finish-

‘Listening to to Whitney Houston “I will always love you” in the shell service station in Kimberly – Thinking of my darling wife Samantha  I will see you soon sweetheart. Xxxxxx’-Nick Bourne

Day 34 started out as tough as the last one finished. Nick came down hard after touching wheels with Mark and hit the asphalt badly. The gods seem to be conspiring against him now what with heat exhaustion and general body melt down. But the team are on the home stretch now, and he's been all patched up, so here's hoping he gets through it and can finish this epic journey.
Day 34 started out as tough as the last one finished. Nick came down hard after touching wheels with Mark and hit the asphalt badly. The gods seem to be conspiring against him now what with heat exhaustion and general body melt down. But the team are on the home stretch now, and he’s been all patched up, so here’s hoping he gets through it and can finish this epic journey.
Nick
Nick”s injuries

Who holds the current world record?

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Photo Credit-Guinness World Records. Mark Beaumont-Current world record holder

The fastest cycle from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa is 41 days 10 hours and 22 minutes, and was achieved by Mark Beaumont (UK) from 10 April 2015 to 21 May 2015.

Mark cycled a total of 10,812 km (6718 miles) to complete this epic journey.

VIDEO FOOTAGE

Please have a listen to this roadside clip from Mark taken shortly after the team crossed the border into South Africa yesterday-Swift Carbon Bikes

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VIDEO FOOTAGE

This was taken in Egypt at the very beginning of the trip. Check out this dust storm, truly amazing.

Author:

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