Trekking Southern Africa by Electric Bike

The aim was to highlight traffic congestion and promote electric bicycles as a sustainable, low-cost method of transport.

Published: 09-Feb-2009

Two men have travelled 3 000km, covering 200km a day in blistering heat, over rough roads and dusty hills, on electric bicycles - to show that these are a low-cost, sustainable answer to traffic congestion and carbon emissions.

The rider still needs to pedal, however, especially up the hills.

Rupert Nanni and Wai Won Ching arrived in Cape Town on Sunday, ending a two-week trip that took them south over tarred and dirt roads from Katima Mulilo on Namibia's north-eastern border with Zambia.


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