The Tour d’Afrique is a test of mind, body, and bike. Its a journey of body and soul on roads less travelled and where I will be pedaling my way across Africa on the ultimate long distance cycling adventure with 45 other cyclists from all over the world.
The 11, 693km route will be challenging physically and mentally and will undoubtly be like no other experience ever before. The joys along the way will be the beautiful scenery, the triumph will come from conquering one of the longest and most difficult bike expeditions in history and the motivation will be the support I've received in funds raised for Camp Quality.
Whatever the goal, whatever the amount raised, this is a journey that I hope to share with you and one that I hope you can share with others too!
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Gruelling African bike
adventure for charity
Geraldton Guardian, Geraldton WA
09 Dec 2013, by Jessica Pawelec
Fitness guru and manager of Jetts Fitness, Sonia Davies has set her sights on a 12,000
km bike tour across Africa in support of children living with cancer. In what
will be the biggest challenge she has ever faced, Ms Davies said the ‘Tour D‘Afrique’
will push her physical and mental strength to its limits. She expects to clock
up thousands of kilometres with 45 other cyclist from around the world in one
of the most enduring bike expeditions. In just over a month, Ms Davies will
take off on her mission, and in four months will cross 10 countries from north to
south of Africa, covering almost 12,000km.
The 2014 tour begins in Khartoum, Sudan, where cyclists will venture into
Ethioclists will venture into Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before reaching their final destination in Cape
Town, South Africa. Ms Davies is preparing herself for the physical challenge, but
says venturing into unfamiliar territory and not knowing what to expect is also
a mental challenge. “This will change my life, and also the lives of all the
kids living with cancer that I can help through this fundraising,” she said. She
is passionate about inspiring children, and came up with the idea to raise
money for Camp Quality, which aims to create a better life for sick children
with community programs. Ms Davies is hoping to raise $35,000, which will make
a significant contribution to eight families caring for children with cancer
with programs that give them aspiration to build optimism and resilience. Camp
Quality WA manager, Caroline Mason said Ms Davies’ involvement in the
fundraiser is an incredible testimony in support of children. “This is going to
be something that pushes her, both body and mind, but I know it will make all
the difference to so many kids and their families,” she said. “We’re hoping
that the WA community will support Sonia in her efforts.”
To donate to the campaign, visit: http://www.mycampquality.org.au/soniadavies
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