This past week has seen hundreds of professional cyclists hit the Rwandan roads, as the country celebrates one of the biggest sporting events in the annual calendar – the Tour Du Rwanda.
Now one of the top three races on the African continent, the Tour welcomes riders from across Africa, as well as top teams from Europe and the USA. The challenge must be one of the most gruelling cycling races in the world, as riders take on nearly 1000km of road, winding across Rwanda’s scenic hills, over eight gruelling days.
The Beyond A Thousand Hills team were lucky to spend time with the Rwandan cycling team and their founder, Jock Boyer (an ex pro cyclist the and the first American to race in the Tour De France) while producing the book. While sadly they weren’t in Rwanda to witness the Tour first hand, Beyond A Thousand Hills includes a series of wonderful photographs from guest photographer, Skyler Bishop.
If you’re a passionate cyclist, why not check out the Tour Du Rwanda next year! It’s quite a time to visit this charismatic country!
We also recommend reading the best selling book – Land Of Second Chances (The Impossible Rise Of Rwanda’s Cycling Team) by author Tim lewis.
Tim has been a great friend to the Beyond A Thousand Hills project, given the following endorsement of the book:
‘It’s always a struggle to convey the jarring, unexpected beauty of Rwanda, but Cate and John Gunn have done exactly that. Beyond A Thousand Hills is full of sumptuous images and inspiring stories’
In other news, we’re excited to announce that Beyond A Thousand Hills is now available to purchase on Amazon, for UK and European customers. Please check the book out on the link below and if you already have a copy, please feel free to leave a review!
We’re also proud that the book has been covered in Travel Africa Magazine this last week! You can read a short interview with author – John Gunn, on the link below.