Race to the Finish of the Earth

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‘The journey that Reza undertakes – each bodily and mentally – is astonishing.’

Ed Stafford, explorer

“But for each scrape with demise, Reza has a myriad of unforgettable and life affirming experiences.”

The Unbiased

Many have been there; the Metropolis profession turns into overwhelming and darkish moods start to take over. You end up on the treadmill of getting on the tube, going to work, getting again on the tube and repeating time and again. Most go for a vacation or weekend away to assist cope with issues, however Londoner Reza Pakravan determined as an alternative to cycle the size of the world.

With melancholy looming, Reza selected to interrupt away from his comfy life in London as a monetary analyst and he and his good friend Steve set off from essentially the most northerly level on mainland Europe to cycle the 11,000 miles to the opposite finish of the planet. Their expedition turns into a race in opposition to the clock as they try to finish the journey in a world document time, however are confronted with challenges that even essentially the most seasoned adventurer might by no means have predicted…

From preventing thieves in Egypt and being chased by bikers in Iran to staring down the barrel of a militia’s gun and battling malaria from a hospital mattress in Nairobi, Reza’s exploits are past any adventurer’s wildest desires and darkest nightmares. Simply as testing as these tangible obstacles are the psychological hurdles confronted by Reza as he elements methods along with his teammate Steve, a consequence of the pair’s differing views on the potential risks of the infamous Black Widows working in Dagestan, and battles with the psychological demons he has to confront when the document begins to slip out of attain.

Kapp to Cape, launching on Amazon Prime this summer time (having already been aired on 14 networks around the globe, to excessive acclaim), explores features of journey journey that usually go unstated. From the unstable relationship shaped along with his teammate to the interior turmoil between the athlete, along with his immense drive to set a document, and the explorer eager to cease pedalling and uncover what lies past the tarmac, Reza’s emotional battles are laid naked.

These challenges are punctuated with moments of immense and uplifting positivity nonetheless, which assist you to perceive, not less than partially, why Reza (who already holds the World File for biking the Sahara) will get on his bike and turns the pedals as he does. Via unstated conversations with kids in Ethiopia, sudden donations from departed buddies and the brotherly bond that finally types with Steve, the viewer is left in little doubt that this received’t be Reza’s final journey.

That is the intensely private story of 1 man’s mission to create a extra constructive, purposeful life, and the compelling account of the epic journey he took to get there.

Obtainable as a four-part collection on Amazon Prime. You can even examine Reza’s epic journey (out there in each paperback and digital codecs) on Amazon.

About Reza

Reza Pakravan is an explorer, filmmaker and author. He’s a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a recipient of the 2019 Explorer Award from the Scientific Exploration Society.

His documentaries, talks and books have taken audiences on his epic journeys to among the most distant corners of the world. He has introduced and produced prime time TV collection, aired worldwide, on networks equivalent to BBC, Channel 4, Fox CBC and Aljazeera.

He not too long ago accomplished an epic journey to grow to be the primary particular person in fashionable historical past to journey the complete size of Africa from West to East, by way of the Sahel area.

Reza’s fixed thirst for journey has earned him the Guinness World File for crossing the Sahara Desert by bicycle. Pushing his ultra-endurance limits additional, he cycled size of the planet, 11,000-miles from north to south, within the document time of 102 days.

A lot of Reza’s latest work has centered on the problems confronted by distant, indigenous folks.  He’s at the moment a featured contributor to The Outside Journal, Journey Africa Journal and an honorary member of the Scientific Exploration Society.

Reza can be patron of the charity SEED Madagascar (www.madagascar.co.uk) and has obtained a prestigious Lloyd’s Charity Award for his fundraising work for constructing faculties in Madagascar.

To search out out extra about Reza go to www.rezapakravan.com

@RezaPakravan

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