Welcome to The Big Africa Cycle website. My name is Peter Gostelow and in August 2009 I left England to cycle to Cape Town. Almost 3 years later, having cycled more than 34,000km through 30 countries, I finally finished.

This was my second major solo bicycle adventure. Between 2005-2008 I cycled from Japan-England, a journey of 50,000km.

The blog posts in this website tell some of the stories from my time on the road. I returned to Africa in May 2013 and am living in Mwanza, Tanzania, working as a teacher trainer. If you’re headed out here for a holiday, or are travelling through by bicycle or backpack, please get in touch.

Although the cycling aspect of this journey is over, I will provide content in the months ahead, with blog posts and updates to some of the other pages on the site. If you’re a regular reader, or even if you’ve just stumbled upon the site now, please consider receiving future updates to the website by entering your e-mail address here.


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Distance cycled so far: 34221km

Africa Calendar 2014

December 1st, 2013 (5 comments)

Following on from last year’s Big Africa Cycle Calendar I’ve decided to put together another collection of images for 2014. Since May this year I’ve been living and working in the city of Mwanza, northern Tanzania. I continue to cycle on a daily basis – albeit a 20km round trip commute.

In June I spent several weeks cycling through Western TanzaniaRwanda and Burundi, from where a few of the following images were taken. Next week I’m off to Johannesburg, the plan being to make a 6-week loop that includes South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province, Lesotho and also Swaziland. I’ll be posting photos and a trip report here.

The A3 calendar will be printed on high quality laminated gloss paper, with captions and country map annotations to show where the pictures were taken. You can view a copy here. I’d be delighted if you bought one. Prices include delivery.













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