Africa Bicycle Tour (Unseen Footgage)

Africa Bicycle Tour: It was simple

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I thought people might be interested to see some of the millions of unseen photograph’s and possibly video footage of the Africa cycle trip that I have stored on my hard drive. I will post them once a week from the start until the end of the trip here and on the Facebook Page.

Cat & Mouse Hostel Cape Town:

This are the very first pictures I have which were taken in the days leading up to, and the night before departure at the courtyard of the Cat and moose hostel in Cape Town. I had spent the entire week putting off departure and clawing for inspiration by watching “Long Way Down” in which Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor biked through Africa.

I still remember the anticipation and fear that evening but I was mostly concerned for how I knew absolutely nothing about bicycle mechanics and how my “workshop” was a bit of a joke compared to what McGregor and Charlie had prior to their trip.

As mentioned in the blogs numerous times – It was great to learn first hand and in a very real way on this adventure: that you don’t always need to be talented, have specialized expensive equipment or even know exactly what you are getting into to make something work.

Many people still email to ask how I managed to Cycle across Africa but the truth is, I still have no idea; I just woke up one morning in Cape Town and began cycling down the road.

It may sound simple, but that’s because it was and I soon learnt that the first pedal-stroke, is always the hardest.

Follow the Facebook page to see all the weekly unseen footage from the Africa bicycle tour.

Derek Cullen


Cat and moose hostel


Bicycle tour Africa

The first pedal stroke is always the hardest.


I'm an Outdoor Adventure Blogger from Dublin, Ireland. In late 2013 I began riding a bicycle across Africa and it was during this adventure when I discovered a passion for the great outdoors and the general uncertainty of life on the road. Next April, I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.


  1. Joe

    January 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Inspirational! I’m looking forward to sitting down and reading the whole story 🙂 The fact you just got on your bike and went for it will certainly make others think they can do it too. Great stuff 🙂

  2. Eastman Global

    December 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Oh wow!!! Amazing story… A bicycle tour is the best trip always…keep inspired me…

    Thanks for sharing that lovely story…

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