A 12,000-mile expedition from London to Cape Town by bicycle

On Sunday 12th July 2015, Emily and James began their 12-month 19,000km unsupported expedition to travel from London to Cape Town by bicycle.

With their cycle from London to Cape Town, they aimed to raise significant funds for World Bicycle Relief – a charity that uses the power of bicycles to transform the lives of individuals and communities across Africa.

Every penny raised by cycling Africa will go to support World Bicycle Relief’s education programme, which gives locally-assembled, durable bikes to school children in rural Kenya, Zambia and South Africa – connecting them with education and economic opportunity.

After 238 days (10 months, 23 days) on the road, Emily and James arrived in Cape Town and, to date, have raised over £26,000 for World Bicycle Relief.  They’re still fundraising!

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London to Cape Town Cyclists

“James and Emily, good luck and stay safe!”

Bear Grylls
Bear GryllsBritish adventurer, writer and television presenter.beargrylls.com

“Pedalling from the familiar of London, to the far flung adventures of Africa, James and Emily are in for an incredible ride and I wish them every success.  Their efforts and triumph will also help the valuable work of World Bicycle Relief – who empower people through the simple gift of a bicycle”

Mark Beaumont
Mark BeaumontRecord-breaking Cairo to Cape Town cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and authorMarkBeaumontOnline.com

“Life is too brief not to follow your dreams and Emily and James are set to have a life changing adventure from London to Cape Town. What’s more, by doing so on bicycles, they will be able to really get to know the people, cultures and get beneath the skin of the countries they visit along the way. World Bicycle Relief is an inspiring charity to support and I wish them well on this great journey.”

Alastair Humphreys
Alastair HumphreysAdventurer, blogger, author and motivational speakeralastairhumphreys.com

“Dreaming the biggest dream you can imagine and putting a plan into place to make it happen is nothing short of extraordinary. I wish Emily and James the best of luck on their amazing journey”.

Sophie Radcliffe
Sophie Radcliffe Completed the world’s first Alpine Coast to Coast, by cycling the length of the Alps and climbing their highest mountains.ChallengeSophie.com