While our crew of 20+ riders are riding around The Great Lake, Ontario, Jonny Perrot will be doing a 211km solo ride through the Malawian hillsides . . . making the Ride for Africycle a truly international event.
Regular readers of our little blog, will already be familiar with Jonny, since we posted his Day in the Life photo’s a couple of weeks ago. Jonny emailed us with some more information regarding his ride, which you can read in its entirety below. But first, Jonny’s bio:
Name: Jonny Perrott
Title: Africycle Country Director (Malawi)
Job: A little bit of everything.
Age: 22 and a 1/2
My name is Jonny. I say and write the word “bike” in any given day enough times that it hurts. Am I a cyclist, you ask? Answer: Yes, but I think of my self more like a Cyclogist.
I live on a mountain. Cool eh? The Ride for Africycle is a thing that excites me. What are some other things that excite me, you ask? Answer: big fires, high speed, blueprint and technical drawings, big ideas, a good poo, cool drawings, nice people, keepin’ it real, good storytelling, jokes, adventure, music . . .
I am not going to be joining any of you in the “Ride for Africycle.” But, I will be doing a version of the “Ride from Africycle”
my ride will be a self supported solo ride from July 3–5/2009.
Day One: Starting at the Africycle shop located in Zomba, Malawi. I will be riding south to Mount Mulanje (Malawi’s tallest mountain)
Day Two: Riding around the mountain
Day Three: riding back to Zomba. (home) I will also be taking pictures along the way!
The picture attached is the best estimate I can get for distance. Don’t be fooled by the number of km’s . . . the roads are kinda weird here, and distances will be about 2/3 longer than they look on the map . . . and the roads will be washboard/sand.
Good Luck everyone! I’m trying my best to join you.