Tour d’Afrique: Cycling across the continent
Reham El-Adawi, Wednesday 10 Jan 2018
The cycling rally began at Giza Pyramids and will end in South Africa

On Sunday 7 January, the Tour d’Afrique cross continent cycling rally began from the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Plateau to Egypt’s southern borders.

Held by the TDA Global Cycling with organisers Osama ElHaw and Mokhles Hassan, the 15th round of the rally includes "50 participants representing the US, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, England, Slovenia and South Africa," the organisers told Al-Ahram Weekly.

The rally cascades12,000 kilometres starting from the Pyramids towards Luxor and Aswan then through Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia, ending in South Africa.

The rally aims at promoting tourism in Egypt and is being guarded by the Tourism Police Department under the supervision of Osama Al-Nawawi, vice director of the Tourism and Antiquities Police Department.