Friday, March 14, 2008


Date for GTA Presentation Set!

Admittedly, I have been loving cycling in the abundance of snow lately; however, I am eager to be able to ride without the salt eating away at my bike. Come and get fired-up for the spring riding season with a slide-show presentation at Running Free in Markham! Here are the details:

What: A FREE presentation of 12 000km of beautiful African cycling scenery and more!

When: 5:00pm, Sunday April 13, 2008

Where: Running Free multi-sport store, 708 Denison St., Markham, Ontario

Please RSVP by e-mail so we have an idea of numbers.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Ethiopia - New Video

The tour videographer has posted another video and it looks great! I like how he managed to capture the children on the sides of the road. They really were like that most of the way along. Man how I miss it now. A number of the videos used were by me, including the final I didn't actually take a spill there!


Sunday, January 06, 2008


New media around

Happy New Year! I thought I would put up a quick post about some new media that have come forth in various forms.

Firstly, the day of my presentation on December 6th, an article appeared about me in the Ottawa Citizen. Take a look at the bottom of this post to check it out.

Also, I had an interview with a neat guy on the east coast who runs a website about doing active things outdoors. He put it in his podcast that can be found by CLICKING HERE (then click on the grey "POD" logo directly under the date or by visiting his website

Finally, the videographer who joined us for parts of the tour compiled some footage and interviews about the Sudan. He told me toward the end of the tour that I was "the decisive voice on the Sudan" but I didn't get to see the video until I noticed it last week. He has great videographic style. If you're looking for more, type "Tour d'Afrique" into YouTube and you will find some more great stuff he made. Note the difference between my huge lid of hair in most interviews in Botswana, and my short hair in Sudan. Check it out:

...and finally the Citizen article.

All the best for a great and green 2008!

Friday, December 07, 2007


Presentation a success!

The presentation I gave at the University of Ottawa last night certainly turned out well in a number of ways. First and foremost, I had some very positive feedback from some of the near 200 people who attended! There were some fun audience reactions from the photos ranging from laughter to “awww…” to the more silent “Hmmm…”

Citizens for Safe Cycling ( had a booth set-up helping attendees out with great information about cycling in the region. They had a donation jar out and collected just short of $200 to help them proliferate the good word of cycling and make it a safe and easy method of transportation in the area. Thanks to those who donated!

On the note of thanks, I would like to extend my thanks to the University of Ottawa Bicycle Club for their help with publicity. Thanks also go out to OMEGA (Ottawa Mechanical Engineering Graduates’ Association) and the Ottawa Orienteering Club for providing refreshments for the presentation.

Stay tuned to this site for more presentation announcements!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Slide show presentation: one week to go!

My presentation is coming up fast; I hope you're planning to come. Check out the video above as a bit of a trailer for the presentation. Also check out the poster below to get you excited about it. I hope you can make it!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


An African bicycle journey of 12 000km and beyond... Presentation date set!

For those in the Ottawa area, come and enjoy my free presentation where I will share a selection of photos, videos and stories of my African sojourn! For those in the GTA, look forward to my presentation at Running Free ( in the spring.

What: A presentation of 12 000km of beautiful scenery, memorable people and inspiration!

When: Thursday, December 6th, 2007 7:30pm

Where: University of Ottawa Campus, Colonel By building room C-03 (see map at right). Colonel By is the yellow building at the south end of campus near the intersection of King Edward and Mann. C-03 is the main auditorium in the basement. I will have signs up on the building doors directing you to the auditorium.

Who: Bring as many people as you like. There will be plenty of seating room

How: Come by bike or foot if possible. The presentation is 200m from the "Campus" transit station. If you must drive, there is plenty of parking available on campus and in nearby Sandy Hill.

Why: The presentation is free of charge because I would like to share what I experienced and my passion for cycling with as many as want to see. I will have a donation jar for Citizens for Safe Cycling ( available if you would like to donate and help spread the good word of the bicycle.

Spread the word!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Link to article in Financial Post Business Magazine

Oops...I forgot to post the link to the article published in Financial Post Business Magazine recently.  Much credit to the author Mr. Banks for managing to sift through the mountain of information we talked about and produce a great article.

If you have not yet had a chance, check it out by clicking here!  (If the link doesn't work, head to and it is in the Outbound section about halfway down on the right.  It also pops up if you google "Andrew Cameron Africa").

As a side note, I had a great weekend this past weekend.  I cycled to Montreal to attend a party with a bunch of Tour alumni.  It was great to see everyone without cycling helmets on and wearing different clothes than they had in Africa.  It was also nice to share our difficulties in re-integrating back into our Westernized society.  The ride back was made a little longer by a consistent head wind, but the nearly fluorescent fall colours and nice rolling scenery more than made up for it.  475km over the weekend; not bad!

More amazingly, I didn't break any bike components!

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