Today, adventurer Tomás Mac an tSaoir advances into Tanzania on his epic charity cycle down through continental Africa. A journey that began in Cairo will finish in South Africa later this spring. He’s run the gauntlet of street gangs and escalating ethnic conflict, he’s suffered at the business end of Kenya’s crazy drivers, he’s endured the Sudanese desert, and had a few tough personal moments along the way. But the west Kerry man is still pedalling. Stephen Barry spoke to him this week.“I can remember the day I looked at a world map to have a gander at where I could do my next cycle trip. No sooner had my eyes made contact with the map than Africa sprung out. Literally punched me in the face and said, ‘Hey Tomás, bet you won’t cycle here’. Challenge accepted!”– Ballyferriter, Kerry, September 26, 2018When he comes home from this epic adventure, Tomás Mac an tSaoir will tell the locals some of the most fantastic tales ever heard in Tigh an tSaoirsigh. They called him bonkers when he stood behind the bar and told them his plans, but when they hear his 12,000km worth of anecdotes, they’ll look quizzically at him while they… Read full this story
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