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Cycle Tour From Cairo to Cape Town

May 15, 2010 — A team of cyclists wrapped up their cross continent voyage.

60 cyclists rode their bikes onto the sand of a Cape Town beach on Saturday signaling the completion of a ride across the African Continent.

Exhausted but jubilant,the team posed for photographs.

They set off from Cairo on January 16th and traveled south-west through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia before crossing into South Africa.

The voyage is an annual event called the Tour D'Afrique and traverses about 12 thousand kilometres.

It's been dubbed the world's longest, toughest, bicycle event.

Over four months,the cyclists braved unpredictable weather and harsh conditions ranging from desert to mountains and savannah, from blistering heat to freezing cold.

The riders said that they will remember amazing people they met along the way.

In addition, the spectacular scenery will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The annual event began in 2003 and is open to individuals from 18 to 75.

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