Thanks to Bike CHAINge’s 25 (and growing) Members in North Edinburgh we have already achieved the following:
Cycled: 4262 miles
Reduced carbon (Co2) emissions by*: 5,186,804 kg(if the journey had been made by car)
425,242.4 kg (if the journey had been made by bus)
Burned**: 136,3840 calories
We have finally made it into The Gambia!!
Having set off on 1st October nearly 6 months ago on our epic virtual journey around the world, we tackled the arid Anti-Atlas and experienced some of the hottest temperatures of the trip. We whizzed through northern Senegal,and discovered the picturesque Cassamance region. A fairly heavy military presence in this troubled region doesnt bode well for exploring out-of-the-way places, so we quickly spun on and into The Gambia.
The Gambia is Africa’s smallest country – a thin 50km-wide slither of land, which extends inland from the West African coast some 200km. This means that nowhere is too far away to cycle, and you could pretty much see every corner of this snake-shaped country in the space of 7-14 days, which makes for an ideal short your. Should you run into trouble you’ll never be far from the small capital, Banjul.
The Gambia officially the Republic of the Gambia), also commonly known as Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is surrounded by Senegal, apart from a short strip of Atlantic coastline at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
The country is situated either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which flows through the country’s centre and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 11,295 km² with an estimated population of 1.7 million.
On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Banjul is the Gambian capital, but the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
- Cycling in Gambia
Even the locals are at it!
The beautiful Gambian Coastiline
Some super cool Gambian street art we found.
And remember our Competition from last week. Well Congratulations to Mark for sending us a picture of him cycling in the North Edinburgh area. Your prize is on its way to you soon Mark.
Our happy competition winner!! Congrats Mark