Race to Dakar

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Sphere, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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In 2004 Charley Boorman completed his astonishing round-the-world bike trip with his friend, Ewan McGregor. The journey left him exhausted, exhilarated and hungry for a new challenge. And what greater challenge than the Dakar rally? Beginning in Lisbon and ending in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the rally covers 15,000 kilometres of treacherous terrain, and is widely regarded as the most dangerous race on earth. With his team-mates Simon Pavey and Matt Hall, Charley faced extreme temperatures, rode through shifting sands and stinging winds, and faced breakdowns miles from civilisation. Charley recounts his extraordinary adventures through Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal. He also follows the stories of other riders - an eccentric, dedicated band of professionals and rookies who all dream of one thing: reaching the finishing line. Race to Dakar is the thrilling account of a race that has captured the imagination of millions.

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User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

At one point i really thought if i had won the lotto i would enter as a privateer .... read the book would i enter No ! great account of the struggle to reach Dakar. Read full review

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

Simon's first-hand accounts of Dakar life are what lifts this book from 3 to 4 stars. Here's hoping Simon puts pen to paper and writes his own memoir one day... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Charley Boorman is an actor who has appeared in such films as Excalibur and The Emerald Forest. He took part in Long Way Round, a motorcycle trip from London to New York via Europe and Asia with his friend, actor Ewan McGregor, in 2004. Their trip was made recorded and turned into a successful television series and book.

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