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Press Release 22 December 2015 – E-Bike Africa makes Paris

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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The E-Bike Africa expedition completes it’s first leg. Read more about the adventure in the latest Press Release: E-Bike Africa Glasgow to Paris

Press Pictures


05_ Farewell in Glasgow at Dales Cycles



06_ Bruce MacLeod and Susanne Brüsch in Newcastle


07_ Bike of choice for E-Bike Africa – Haibike XDURO with Bosch mid motor. The solar charging infrastructure on the toutterrain trailer is custom built.
pedelec-adventures.com I Susanne Brüsch


10_Welcome to space-age in Rotterdam’s city center
pedelec-adventures.com I Susanne Brüsch



12_ The E-Bike Africa team leaving youth hostel Stayokay in Rotterdam
pedelec-adventures.com I Susanne Brüsch


11_Rotterdam offers far more than The Netherland’s largest harbor
pedelec-adventures.com I Susanne Brüsch


13_ E-Bike Africa at COP21 UN Climate Conference in Paris


14_After cycling almost 900 km from Glasgow to Paris, the E-Bike Africa team arrived at COP21 in early December


15_Susanne Brüsch and Bruce MacLeod presenting E-Bike Africa at COP21 in Paris


16_ On her Haibike XDURO with Bosch mid motor Susanne Brüsch of Pedelec Adventures rode from Glasgow to Paris as the first leg of the E-Bike Africa expedition
pedelec-adventures.com I Bruce MacLeod


18_Eye-catchers in Paris. E-Bike Africa meets the kids of ecomo21
pedelec-adventures.com I Susanne Brüsch


19_The E-Bike Africa team with a delegation from South Africa – the destination of their journey
pedelec-adventures.com I Uwe Schlemender


20_Bruce MacLeod and Susanne Brüsch have reached Paris on their way from Glasgow to Cape Town
pedelec-adventures.com I Uwe Schlemender


21_Bruce MacLeod and Susanne Brüsch have reached Paris on their way from Glasgow to Cape Town
pedelec-adventures.com I Uwe Schlemender


22_E-Bike Africa in Paris, raising awareness for climate change
pedelec-adventures.com I Uwe Schlemender

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Almost at Paris…

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

ebike-africa_2015-12-03_IMG_1147Today we left Noyon in Northern France, a small town with ancient origins, about 100km north of Paris.Our digs were pretty grim, there’s been such a variety of accommodation on this trip I think I could take up a new job as a travel writer – from the heady heights of modern hostels in Amsterdam to the floors of Belgium students – it’s been interesting!

Anyway, there was some work to do on the bikes (isn’t there always) so we didn’t leave until 10am, but the weather was good, we’d traded high winds for some cloud cover and felt like we were winning! Traveling in high winds for 4 days now has really taken its toll, but clearly helped our fitness as today we’d cycled 60km by lunchtime!

We stopped at Compiegne, ebike-africa_2015-12-03_GoPro-videoa beautiful market town, with a beautiful castle. A welcome sight, as unfortunately our journey through North France had been pretty charmless and the only sights to see were seemingly endless cemeteries for those lost in WWI. The cemeteries seemed to take on even more significance today in light of the UK decision to enter into the Syrian conflict.

We stopped for lunch at another picturesque town called Senlis, full of beautiful cobbled streets and real French feeling about the place – granted that could have been because everyone was speaking French – but you get the picture! After recharging our energy reserves and our batteries we took on the last 30km and reached Gonesse. We’re now a mere 6km away from COP21…

…I can barely believe it.


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