Motorcycling through Africa

Richard Feher
Johannesburg Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 19:00

 

Richard Feher has realised a boyhood dream by completing his bike journey from Cape Town to Cairo. Richard's journey began back on 1 September at the offices of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund in Newlands, Cape Town, and finished when he crossed the Nile into Cairo on 12 November.

Here is his final entry, posted on 12 November:"At 13h30 I crossed the Nile arriving in Cairo. 

"It’s been my boyhood dream to cross the African continent on a motorcycle since almost losing my life on one 20 years ago. That accident kept me out of reach of some goals. 

"Over the past three months I have crossed rivers, climbed Africa’s highest peak, dived with whale sharks, been charged at by near-extinct gorillas, was shot at, spent nights in jail, pulled worms out of my abdomen, taught maths, built toilets, started roadside medical clinics, watched sunsets and sunrises, drank blood and most of all achieved, lived and breathed every moment there was available. 

 

"Thank you everyone for your love, prayers and support. To the fund recipients, I thought of you all. Every day. I hope and pray that you achieve your goal, no matter what boundary is put in your way, physical, mental, spiritual or emotional.

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.”

 

Venue: 

Cricket Pavilion, Johannesburg Country Club

Cost: 

Free for members, guests R50