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Old 22 Jul 2003
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Chris Scott Desert driving VHS

Hello Chris,

I was just wondering where can i find in order to purchase your latest VHS " Desert Driving" which is suppose to be out now.

Thanx in advance

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Hi SS, it came out last Friday.
Email this guy with a credit card and he will organise it by mail order:
sales@mattsavage.com

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Crossing Sahara with bicycle

Hi Chris

I am planing to cross Sahara by bicycle and set world record of fastest crossing of Sahara by bicycle. This is to raise money for building a school in Madagascar

I have two option to do this

1. Egypt -Sudan(Prefered option)
2. Algeria - Niger

Under the rule of Guinness book of world record I am not allowed to
use ferry. So the first option technically is difficult. I was
wondering if you could help me with the following

1. Is there anyway that I can get from Egypt to Sudan without ferry crossing?

2. How about Algeria to northern Niger route? What do you think of the current security situation? I realised for using this route I need a guide. Where can I get guide with support car?

Many thanks

Reza
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Hello Reza

1. Is there anyway that I can get from Egypt to Sudan without ferry crossing?

Although a new road around the lake got mentioned recently - until or if this is completed and opened to tourists, the ferry is the only legitimate way.

2. How about Algeria to northern Niger route? What do you think of the current security situation?

Right now quite bad, but more significantly it's 210km of sandy piste from Assamaka to Arlit.

I realised for using this route I need a guide. Where can I get guide with support car?
In Algeria - any agency that is game will lay it on at a price (see here).

Is there a reason the Atlantic Route does not count? It seems the easiest way by far for cycling: virtually no piste; lakes; mandatory guides or too many bandits.

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