by Kate on September 4, 2009

Title: The Start: Cap Vert to St Louis

Dates: 21st - 23rd October GPS:

Distance: 250km Total Distance: 250km

Roads: Good tarmac

Weather: Humid - at the end of the rainy season

Nando’s has just come on board as the principle sponsor of Breaking the Cycle, so we are now officially POWERED BY PERI PERI. The generous Nando’s package not only includes a timely cash injection, but also valuable logistical and promotional support meaning the expedition will run more smoothly with more people following our progress. The other big news is that the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has almost completed their exciting new, innovative education programme which you can now access from the For Schools section of this site……….(Please click on the icons adjacent to see the two minute promotional video, route map and photos)

In less than one month Kate and Paddy will leave for the UK where they will spend two weeks meeting Daniel and John for the first time. The team will make all the final preparations from the UK as well as do some promotional work before heading for Senegal. Kate and Daniel are due to start pedalling on 21st October. John will drive down to St Louis, Senegal where he will meet the team, after they’ve done their first 250km stretch up from Dakar.

There’s an awful lot to do before then to pull this expedition together. We still need further funding and there’s key equipment to find and fine tune. There are a lot of balls still in the air and I am confident we’ll catch the main ones in time.  

During all this, I am popping back to Western Australia to see my family, then we’ve got the Excellence in Mining and Exploration Conference in Sydney on 21st and 22nd September where I will speak.

We’re getting there!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Helen Brown September 9, 2009 at 10:37 am

Hi Kate,
Fabulous to see everything coming together for your big adventure. Can’t wait to welcome your team to our Suubi Centre in Uganda next year!

HUGs from Helen

Heather September 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Best wishes for the journey. I am very interested to hear/see what you have to say when you reach Uganda as I sponsor a young African at a community near Mbale who lost his mother from aids.
I loved your book too, as I’ve been on the Canning and other places you visited and it really took me back to the red dirt and the blue sky.

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