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PANAFRICAN CYCLE PROJECT

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  1. Hello,
    your blog is awesome, i'm planning to cycle to Alexnadria next week, and found your blog while searching for anyone who did it before. I'm Egyptian living in Cairo, Egypt, almost everything you mentioned about Egypt is entirely true, i'm amazed by how someone can learn the culture of a new country that fast.

    (Posted on 2013-09-18 15:16:00 by Walid)
  2. superb effort what an amazing adventure that must have been,,,,respet

    (Posted on 2012-09-16 16:06:00 by veronica wasp trap :))
  3. YOU DID IT :-) ;-) CONGRATULATIONS.
    We missed........ I missed you so much this last year, so happy your back and overwhelmingly proud of your achievement....Cyclings thousands of km and reaching your target fund raising......very well done.
    Much love your sis Shabnam xxooxx

    (Posted on 2011-09-08 12:27:00 by Shabnam)
  4. We met you on the road to Hobas to hike the fish River Canyon in Namibia. We traveled in a white V W Minibus. We chat a little and you told us that the end of your journey were just around the next corner, 900 km away in Cape Town. Don't know if you would remember. I assume you met a lot of people on your way. However I am very pleased to see that you have completed your adventure and more pleased that I took some pictures of you. Now I could brag with my friends that I have actualy met you. When I was a child I was mad about rugby and have a lot of rugby hero's but now I know better. People like you are the true hero's of life. I am a book collector. I collect books about expisitions, travel and adventure. If ever you write a book on your adventure I would be proud to have it on in a special place on my bookshelves. Best of luck to the both of you ,for life and future adventures.

    (Posted on 2011-09-03 12:27:00 by Quintus Bruwer)
  5. You're great! Congratulation. What's next?

    (Posted on 2011-09-01 04:54:00 by Dolores and Marco)
  6. Yippeeeee!!!!! You made it!!!!! Eternally proud of you and what you have achieved. Immensely glad to have you back home TONIGHT! Cartwheels of happiness :-D :-D :-D

    (Posted on 2011-08-31 09:03:00 by Megan)
  7. hello hannah and reza,
    how wonderful to see you on the picture in south africa,we are the two "older" begians you met at the canon lodge in namibie.it gave us such a good feeling to hear your amazing stories and your courage to do something like this.you are an inspiring for so many people keep on going!if you have the time can you please give us an email-addres we have a daughter who is also a doctor and she would like some information about specializing in london
    thank you and all the best
    christ'l and hendrik

    (Posted on 2011-08-27 06:21:00 by christ'l deleuil)
  8. Just fabtastic what you have achieved - the photos we bet show only half of it and you must have so many wonderful memories of people and places. What's amazing is that your bikes look like new and you can still jump so high!
    LoL F & G

    (Posted on 2011-08-24 13:36:00 by fenning & gillie)
  9. Hi guys. Good to see you made it to Cape Point before Sunset. Hope u didnt need the rest of the tyre glue.

    (Posted on 2011-08-24 06:23:00 by Paul Leong)
  10. Well done guys,

    Two years ago when Reza told me that you are going to Africa by bike, I didn't actually believe that you really going to do it. Well, I was wrong. You guys are really amazing. I have told about you to some of my friends who professional cyclist and they think that your are SAINTS.
    Well done Saint Reaza & Saint Hanna

    I hope to see you soon.

    (Posted on 2011-08-23 19:19:00 by Masoud Aghili)
  11. Dorothy Chikonkot you met in Mazabuka camped at her house has said amazing things about you guys, keep on the good work and God Bless you. She would like to link up when you get back, she is in London visiting her son and daughter in and her grand son. Her contact details 07425412181.

    Wishing you the best from Dorothy.

    (Posted on 2011-08-12 14:52:00 by mick)
  12. Hi Hannah and Reza
    Its quieter here at St Peter's with less students and I have just spent some time catching up on your news.
    Guys, you are awesome and truly inspiring, what a great cause.
    Take care and enjoy
    Annette xx

    (Posted on 2011-07-27 09:15:00 by Annette Stanley, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey)
  13. Great to hear your news and to read of more amazing adventures! looking forward to reading your next blog, enjoy the falls xxxxxxx

    (Posted on 2011-07-26 11:24:00 by Joe Skelton)
  14. Dear Hannah and Reza
    Doing nights and just saw your poster in the mess so thought I would check out your journey online and very pleased I did -amazing and inspiring. Best of luck for the rest of your journey. Mob

    (Posted on 2011-06-30 23:09:00 by Mob)
  15. See you awsome cyclers in Namibia! Ma and Pa W

    (Posted on 2011-06-29 10:24:00 by Mamacita)
  16. Hey Hannah & Reza,
    It was great meeting you both here at Kariba Bush Club, we trust that you had a good stay with us on Lake Kariba and wish you all the very best for the rest of your journey!
    Chennay, Peter & the rest of the team
    www.karibabushclub.com / info@karibabushclub.com

    (Posted on 2011-06-08 12:49:00 by Chennay Jordaan)
  17. Hey Reza n Hannah,
    You both are the most amazing couple I have met for a long long time. You inspire me. Carry on u both. I believe in this saying the most, its from one of the well known leader of the world and he accidently happens to be from my country, India. I am talking about Mahatma Gandhi and he said " Be the change you want to see in this World " and you both I just see you doing the same. Carry on and God Bless you both. Ankit

    (Posted on 2011-05-28 18:11:00 by Ankit)
  18. Dear Panafrican Cycle, thank you for such a fantastic time in Malawi, there were really some unforgetable times. Saw that that strong made it into the blog as well as the dancing potion, thanks megan. Nothing can account for that transformation accept for magic, im convinced. Mine and Rezza's attempt at the conoe was left out of the blog, perhaps out of pity, we managed, i think, about a maximum of 3 meters before painfully slipping into the water again: "hey, have you noticed, we never fall in on the right?" " Yeah, we don't, right, lean slightly.... argh!!" And many other halarious capsises. I'm now back at home and wishing you all the best with your adventure, truely inspiring and wonderful. Joe.

    (Posted on 2011-05-27 09:32:00 by Joe Skelton)
  19. Thanks everyone for your comments!! We love receiving them, even though we don't always answer... I'm sure there's a way of getting your emails from your comments but we haven't figured it out yet!!! In any case, keep it up, it puts a smile on our faces! Thanks :-)

    (Posted on 2011-05-08 15:55:00 by Panafricancycle)
  20. Just had a mega catch up on your trip - inspiring blog and beautiful photos. Keep safe and happy birthday Hannah for the 20th - more whiskey? Love Gillie

    (Posted on 2011-04-18 08:03:00 by Gillie Welstead)
  21. Quel courage !!!!! les photos sont magnifiques et je ne parle pas des vidéos !! bonne continuation!

    (Posted on 2011-04-13 10:51:00 by guy bonhomme)
  22. Hannah je suis heureux de voir que tu as aussi attrapé le "virus africain " et je te -je vous - remercie de nous faire appréhender quelques miettes de votre vécu ...
    ton vieux prof ( nostalgique de son expérience somalienne) emerveillé par votre courage .

    (Posted on 2011-04-12 20:21:00 by jean-Philippe Pailhé)
  23. What ajourney with memories Reza sorry for the almost accident Hannah you always take care of him well continue and Rezaall the best the stamina you guys have is great because the way you have been in the mad and heavy rains is a true spirit of service above self as we say in rotary you guys are sacrificing going through very many dangers i wish you well as you approach lilongwe .
    God bless you
    Jack

    (Posted on 2011-04-07 12:14:00 by maurice osiro)
  24. What ajourney with memories Reza sorry for the almost accident Hannah you always take care of him well continue and Rezaall the best the stamina you guys have is great because the way you have been in the mad and heavy rains is a true spirit of service above self as we say in rotary you guys are sacrificing going through very many dangers i wish you well as you approach lilongwe .
    God bless you
    Jack

    (Posted on 2011-04-07 12:12:00 by maurice osiro)
  25. Ciao!!! We recieved the postcard yesterday, nice thought from you, we appreciated so much. We always read (with a little envy) your notes and your experiences. By the way: do you know that I had to stay 5 days in a hospital during Chirstmas holidays because of an accident (stupid accident..) with my bike? I broke a rib and I had a pneuma collapse to the lungs. That's way it's better for me to make excursions with the bike supervised by two doctors..next time. Now I'm ok but I had to stay relaxed for one month. Two weeks ago we went to the mountain for skiing, 8 days with shining sun and beautiful snow! Yesterday I went out with the bike to make an excursion of 45 km following the former track of a train now semi-covered by trees, bushes ecc. There are still on the way ghost stations. Ok, it's not amazing as your adventures, am I boring you?? Sorry. Last Saturday Dolores recieved a present from me.. she was waitng fort it since a long time ago..a new mbk, a wonderful cannondale, a jewel of technology. She cried as she saw it, she didn't expected. I must say that spring time is come and with the mighty weather inside me grows the spirit of adventure. I would like to go anywhere but I have to wait opportunities and free time. Sometimes I suspend my job to read your adventures, it calms me and makes me dreaming. Have a nice day everyday! With love Dolores and Marco.

    (Posted on 2011-04-01 08:43:00 by Dolores and Marco)
  26. Hi! Just found out about you guys through a friend of mine... I am currently working as a Rotary Doctor in PGH Garissa, north east province of Kenya. If you guys pass by Garissa you should let us know! Take care and keep up the good work!

    (Posted on 2011-03-06 18:17:00 by Vesta)
  27. Salut les cyclistes ! Countdown, less than 2 months til we will meet in Malawi whee whee! Each post is better than the last, I swear your vocabulary is expanding every time (you're not carrying a thesaurus with you, are you?). I'm so proud of you! Love ya TMAB xxx

    (Posted on 2011-03-03 21:24:00 by Megan)
  28. I am speechless as usual as I look at the latest photos and green with envy......AMAZING xx

    (Posted on 2011-03-02 07:14:00 by emmie carter)
  29. Was the rare tree rare in the Northern Irish sense? :-) I wonder. And so you are now in Muzungo land! Following 'addicted-ly'. Much love to you both! xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxooxox

    (Posted on 2011-03-01 22:27:00 by Jane Anketell)
  30. Hey Hannah! Wonderful recycling notes - help me with ideas for Hidden recycled projects! XXX

    (Posted on 2011-02-08 18:22:00 by Mamacita)
  31. Hey Reza and Hannah,
    It is sweet to hear you guys are in kenya , you are most welcome ,i have been very ancious to know where you guys had reached this so good and the effort you have put on this is immense guys. waiting to see you guys.
    Maurice

    (Posted on 2011-02-05 15:16:00 by maurice osiro)
  32. Hey R and H,
    I hope the darker times have been replaced with happier ones....I don't think many people would have the patience and resilience to do what you're doing. Just had another look through your photos : ) make me very happy. So where are you now? I have a proposition to make- will write on facebook email now. Big love and can we skype sometime? exxxxx

    (Posted on 2011-01-24 06:40:00 by emmie carter)
  33. Hey guys it has been alot of hardwork and the cycling for agood course . i wanted to wish you well wherever you have reached and pray that you succeed in this project. we are open and classes are on at the college we are waiting to recive you with open hands guys.wil be checking your updates wait to meet you when you are here in KISUMU -KENYA
    Maurice Osiro
    ISMAT

    (Posted on 2011-01-19 08:14:00 by Maurice Osiro Jack)
  34. Hey guys it has been alot of hardwork and the cycling for agood course . i wanted to wish you well wherever you have reached and pray that you succeed in this project. we are open and classes are on at the college we are waiting to recive you with open hands guys.wil be checking your updates wait to meet you when you are here in KISUMU -KENYA
    Maurice Osiro
    ISMAT

    (Posted on 2011-01-19 08:14:00 by Maurice Osiro Jack)
  35. Hey guys it has been alot of hardwork and the cycling for agood course . i wanted to wish you well wherever you have reached and pray that you succeed in this project. we are open and classes are on at the college we are waiting to recive you with open hands guys.wil be checking your updates wait to meet you when you are here in KISUMU -KENYA
    Maurice Osiro
    ISMAT

    (Posted on 2011-01-19 08:14:00 by Maurice Osiro Jack)
  36. Ahhhhh my darling wonderful young hearts. Thank you for taking time for the photographs and words you share with us.. They explain so much, so well. Piunggggg! The sound of love reaching out to you. Keep spreading! Mamacita

    (Posted on 2011-01-10 13:44:00 by Mamacita)
  37. Pleased to see your surviving Ethiopia - toughest leg of the whole trip. Is your plan to cycle the Moyale road or go via Turkana?

    Best of luck and stay safe - very jealous of you both.

    George

    (Posted on 2011-01-04 21:02:00 by George Matts)
  38. Hi Reza, Happy new year!! Great to see the pictures of your trip so far (rather jealous actually). It's great that you guys are doing this. A very worthy cause. Not sure what your plans are after the trip but it would be great to catch up. Take care of yourselves. All the best, Chatura.

    (Posted on 2011-01-03 21:42:00 by Chatura Munasinghe)
  39. Rezza and H,

    Happy New Year guys : )....just had a look at your blog- good reminder via facebook (I always forget)....what incredible photos. A little tear has just come to my eye looking through them. Love the one with the two of you saying Happy Christmas (H in white turban) and Han the one with you being nit picked by a monkey!

    You lucky, lucky things
    Keep the updates coming.
    Can't wait to see you South Africa
    all my love exxxxxxxxx

    (Posted on 2011-01-03 20:33:00 by emmie carter)
  40. Hi Reza and Hanna!
    I am so happy for you and that trip has so far been successful. Wish you good luck for the rest of the trip. I've seen your pictures. They are so fantastic .
    Hope to see you soon!
    greetings
    your cousin Yasi, baci baciiiii

    (Posted on 2011-01-03 17:31:00 by Yasaman Ghazinoori)
  41. Hi Reza and Hannah and much love from us all here on the Montagne Noire. We hope all is well with you. We're winding up for New Year celebrations (pretty low key actually!) and will of course be raising several glasses to you. Clive and Cordelia will be here, and Scott and Helen Mcnutt I hope. I am so happy that your fund is active and will be doing all I can to get people talking and thinking about it. I think everyone should be able to kick in at least a small contribution, especially in light of our huge consumption on personal gratification in this part of the world. I salute you and your efforts and wish you, as always, to be safe and happy and tolerant of each others annoying habits!!! God protect you. All my love Jamie

    (Posted on 2010-12-30 18:57:00 by Jamie Welstead)
  42. Wishing you both well on this fantastic odyssey - big skies, warm welcomes and vivid memories. Take care and we hope you have good following winds, cool well water and lifelong friendships- loads of love from gillie and fenning

    (Posted on 2010-12-29 12:59:00 by Gillie and Fenning)
  43. Merry Christmas Hannah & Reza!!! I wish I was with you :-(
    Hopefully catch you on skype later. LOADS OF LOVE xxx

    (Posted on 2010-12-24 16:44:00 by Megan)
  44. You have missed the worst winter for years, cold,c old,cold. Hope the sun is not too hot! You are doing marvelous.
    Have a good Christmas. Tony and Joan and all in Milllfied

    (Posted on 2010-12-23 14:35:00 by tony and joan)
  45. Hi there - what a wonderful trip - so far. Brilliant idea, beautifully photographed and narrated.Takes me back to my times in Horn of Africa, especially Sudan and Eritrea. If you have time go to Eritrea - it is also wonderful and there may be people in the hospitals who remember me from installing solar panels. Let me know!

    More than that thanks from all of us sitting in our warm homes with a fully staffed medical centre within easy reach for the excellent work you are doing.

    May the wind be at your back, power in your thighs and shade/cold water within reach....Jx

    (Posted on 2010-12-12 21:19:00 by Jean Welstead)
  46. Hello guys. How are you? We're following your adventures in Africa. Fantastic. As we can see from your photos it seems that Egypt didn't change so much (out of Cairo) form 1994 (when we got there). We're waitng for your update, I'm thinking (Marco) how is possible to cross the desert from Aswan to Abu Simbel, I don't remember villages on the track but at that time we were on the bus and so we didn't observe carefully the scenary as you can. We think you are living in a complicated dream but a dream anyway. In Marghera now is 0 degrees (for the first time below zero in the night) and we need to watch your photos to get warm. Some of them are really nice (the ones with the shadows above all). During these days we had to work really a lot but now we are free until wednesday. So if you need assistance.... What about your bikes, any mechanical problem with the dust (sand..)? A warm embrace. D+M & sons.

    (Posted on 2010-12-05 09:17:00 by Dolores e Marco)
  47. Amazing! Your project is amazing. Your photos superb! Hope the journey continues to be awesome!

    (Posted on 2010-11-27 11:20:00 by Saw)
  48. Hey Guys!

    Really well done so far, looks like your having a great time. Elisa and I loved the pictures, we've been keeping up with your progress kinda regularly. Hanna your tan looks amazing and Rez that beard... there are no words haha. Winters in full swing here so we're a bit jealous of all the sun and scenery your enjoying but were looking forward to joining you in Kenya for a week or so.

    Keep it up, keep pedalling
    Arash & Elisa

    (Posted on 2010-11-25 23:32:00 by Arash)
  49. Hey guys it is great the effort you guys have put into this project . currently we are doing exams at the college but i keep following you guys it is very encouraging and the stories you are giving us are real adventures keep safe wish you well in Sudan .
    Jack Osiro
    ISMAT

    (Posted on 2010-11-22 11:54:00 by maurice osiro jack)
  50. You guys are amazing! Honestly really inspiring. I hope you're both well and wish you good luck with the rest of your trip!x

    (Posted on 2010-11-21 13:13:00 by Sheetal Vig)
  51. Hello Adventurers
    It is great to follow you on your journey, a really wonderful journey. Keep pedalling
    Rainingin Kemptown so you are not missing much

    (Posted on 2010-11-16 18:56:00 by Tony and Joan)
  52. Thinking of you in Egypt, hoping everything is going to plan or better. Keep blogging away whenever you can, you have many followers!
    Love, hugs, kisses, peace, and strength to your quads from Joe.

    (Posted on 2010-10-31 17:59:00 by Joey)
  53. Ciao Ragazzi (Hallo boys). How are you? We always think about you. Today we are travelling with our camper in the north west of Italy. I hope everything is good. Any trouble? Are you enjoying? A lot of kisses from Caterina and Samuele and from us of course. We will write you soon.

    (Posted on 2010-10-30 20:05:00 by Dolores and Marco)
  54. Ciao Ragazzi (Hallo boys). How are you? We always think about you. Today we are travelling with our camper in the north west of Italy. I hope everything is good. Any trouble? Are you enjoying? A lot of kisses from Caterina and Samuele and from us of course. We will write you soon.

    (Posted on 2010-10-30 20:05:00 by Dolores and Marco)
  55. Hey Guys! Loving your blog. Missing you muchly - your smiles and free spirits. Technically I just missed you, as have just spent a week in Morocco - great time. Tonight is White Night in Brighton, so I'm looking forward to staying up all night watching light shows, street theatres & musicians and playing pianos on street corners. Much love. Shona x

    (Posted on 2010-10-30 15:59:00 by Shona Jacobsberg)
  56. Gorgeous blog. Pleasure to read! Maybe it needs to be published in a Sunday newspaper magazine... miss you both muchly-x

    (Posted on 2010-10-25 23:47:00 by Ben Mulhearn)
  57. Hi Guys
    we were watching your pictures in Europe today. We feel missing you very much.But happy that you have cycled in Europre and get to Egypt today. Attila the Hone travelled over the Monte Bianco on elephant, your adventure is more exiting than him. Keep doing well. Take care of yourselves, people need you. God bless you both through your journey. Text us when you can

    (Posted on 2010-10-23 12:19:00 by mum and dad)
  58. I love you guys great work you two are doing iam happy that you have reached ITALY, it is great job Reza and Hannah God be upon you guys till we meet we are doing well here in kenya.
    Sincerely
    MAURICE OSIRO JACK
    DIRECTOR
    ISMAT KENYA

    (Posted on 2010-10-17 19:21:00 by Jack Osiro)
  59. I love you guys great work you two are doing iam happy that you have reached ITALY, it is great job Reza and Hannah God be upon you guys till we meet we are doing well here in kenya.
    Sincerely
    MAURICE OSIRO JACK
    DIRECTOR
    ISMAT KENYA

    (Posted on 2010-10-17 19:21:00 by Jack Osiro)
  60. So cool to see the Mazamet/Florence update and beautiful photos! Keep writing! I'm loving your updates.

    (Posted on 2010-10-12 07:11:00 by Diane)
  61. Well done u! I like th ephotos .. and the whole concept really .... I am follwoing u guys in ur trip ... brilliant stuff!

    (Posted on 2010-10-08 21:33:00 by Abdullah Jibawi)
  62. Grand bonjour à tousles deux... de Castres ou ma roue arrière de vélo a creuvé hier... j'ai directement pensé à vous...

    Bonne continuation, et dites partout ou vous passez, que non, tout les français ne sont pas Sarkozystes... et si vous passez en Grèce, donneur leur notre soutien (des militants) face aux banques qui veulent leur faire payer une crise dont le peuple n'est pas responsable... (même histoire en France avec les mensonges démographiques pour faire passer une réforme injuste des retraites...)

    Enfin tout ça quoi...

    Bon vent !
    Wil.

    (Posted on 2010-10-08 05:35:00 by Wil)
  63. hi Reza and Hannah, thought I'd drop a line to wish Reza a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. What did you do to celebrate? How was Italy. Love the photos.

    Thinking of you both....specially when driving and I see cyclist on the road (lol)
    take care of yourselves, lots of love

    Lots of love

    (Posted on 2010-10-07 21:05:00 by Shabnam)
  64. Hi guys. I am really impressed with how much you have alreadt achieved. The follow us news is great Hannah and Love the moustache Reza

    Peace
    Ilyas
    Ilyas

    (Posted on 2010-09-13 21:07:00 by Ilyas)
  65. Whoops I just did a memento and read your blog backwards which confused me for a momento.

    By the way it's fascinating reading and can't wait for it to get a whole lot more fascinating!

    Miss you both-x
    PS: I'm in Turkey in October now...

    (Posted on 2010-09-13 13:38:00 by Ben Mulhearn)
  66. that just made me shed a little tear post 24 hour on call....living the dream?sounds fantastic guys xx

    (Posted on 2010-09-10 10:31:00 by emmie carter)
  67. big respect for this ! keep the blog active please so we can follow your progress. loads of luck .

    (Posted on 2010-08-17 09:28:00 by simon ritchie)
  68. Heyyy first comment is for me :)

    HOP THE TRIP GOES WELL AND YOU RAISE MILLIONS !!!! LOTS A LOVE

    (Posted on 2010-08-15 18:53:00 by Joe Welstead)

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