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Cross Egypt Challenge ends 1,700km later in Abu Simbel

Scooter riders complete 9-day cross-country trip aimed at showing the world Egypt is still safe for tourism

Ahram Online, Sunday 23 Oct 2011
The Cross Egypt Challenge featured 16 riders and was organized to promote tourism in Egypt.
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The Cross Egypt Challenge, a 1,700 kilometre journey by scooter undertaken by 16 international travellers, has reached its conclusion at Abu Simbel Temple near Egypt's southern border.

The nine-day trip took scooter riders through Alexandria, Cairo, Suez, Taba, Sharm El-Sheikh, Hugharda, Luxor and Aswan, ending in Abu Simbel in the extreme south of the country.

Christine Edward, Cross Egypt's media spokesperson, said the journey was organised to help boost Egyptian tourism and show the world the country is still safe despite ongoing political turbulence

Edward said that five countries had riders participating in the event -- Egypt, the US, Mexico, Lebanon and Greece.

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