Welcome to Steve's Enduro Africa Site. This site may take a while to get together, but at least I have made a start. The purpose of this site is to assist with the fundraising I have committed to, by taking part in an off-road motor bike adventure covering 1,000 miles over an 8 day period in South Africa in October this year (2009). This event is organised by Endure Africa to raise money for four very worthy charities. Please come back to this site regularly as I continue to update it. Thanks, Stephen Moriarty [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Enduro Africa ...
Steve’s Enduro Africa Site Launched
Well, I've finally got the StevesEnduro.com website in a suitable state to launch! I've spent endless hours researching and reading up on Wordpress, the tool I have chosen to prepare this website. I've learnt a great deal about blogging and how it is done. Still haven't got my head around it all yet, but at least the site is now up and running. I've even bought a book about using Wordpress for blogging, and as I write this, I have it open on page 173. I now know something about using plugins to make the site easier to access and use. ...
Things are Hotting Up
Things are starting to move along now. The organisers are telling me I am leaving things a bit late to raise the approriate monies within the set timescales. I have perhaps always been a late starter, perversely enjoying the added pressure of getting things done at the last moment! I would like to thank David Gainer, Headmaster at Godstowe School in High Wycombe where my four daughters attend. He very generously agreed to circulate details of my fundraising trip to all of the parents at the school. As most of them aren't short of a few bob, I am hopeful they ...
On with the cycling shorts!
Over the weekend I retrieved my bicycle from the garden shed and rode it halfway round the garden to the house and parked it there. The weather last weekend was too sunny and hot to be out cycling. Today however, the weather has cooled, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to start my fitness campaign. I got home before it was time to fetch the girls from school at Godstowe (another plug for you Mr Gainer!) and got changed. I set myself the challenge of cycling 8km (that's 5 miles in old money) in about half an hour. So I set ...
Enduro Africa 2009 Itinerary & TV Coverage
I have now received the final details of my itenerary for my Enduro Africa Charity Fundraising ride in October. For those that are interested, below is a day by day account of the things I will be getting up to. You will soon be able to watch last years Enduro Africa event on TV. The film that was made of last year’s Enduro Africa by Acceleration TV will now be shown as a five part series on Men and Motors at the following times; ENDURO AFRICA 2008 Thursday 2nd July until Thursday 30th July @ 19.30 Friday 3rd July until Friday 31st July @ 11.30, ...
The Ride is Over!
I survived in one piece, albeit a little battered and bruised. I will put up a day by day account of the ride over the course of the next few weeks, together with photos. In the meantime, for the briefest summary of the trip, please see my tweets at www.twitter.com/stevemoriarty Please feel free to make a donation if you have not yet done. I will keep the site open for donations for a few more weeks. Regards Steve
Photos as Last!
I have managed to sift through most of the photographs I took during the trip, with a only the last few days worth left to go. Even though not yet finished, I have put some of the best photos that best represent the trip on the website. Each photo has lovingly and by hand, been converted, cropped and enhanced where appropriate. They represent hours of work often late at night, which has not gone unpunished unnoticed at home. [singlepic id=36 w=320 h=240 float=left] The photos can be viewed slide by slide, or as a slide show as you prefer. I think the best ...
Steve's Enduro Africa Blog
I have managed to sift through most of the photographs I took during the trip, with a only the last few days worth left to go. Even though not yet finished, I have put some of the best photos that best represent the trip on the...Read more of this article
I survived in one piece, albeit a little battered and bruised. I will put up a day by day account of the ride over the course of the next few weeks, together with photos. In the meantime, for the briefest summary of the trip,...Read more of this article
It’s a long time since I passed my driving test,so it’s difficult to recall how easy or difficult it was. When I returned to the UK in 1985 I had to take the local test to drive here. The only thing I remember about...Read more of this article
Today I took the second step towards getting a full motor bike licence. I successfully completed a days tuition at the Passmasters training ground in Northolt, west of London. This covered the fundamentals of motorbike riding,...Read more of this article
I thought I would share this little incident that happened a few weeks ago whilst I was in Cape Town. It was a Saturday morning and I had a 2:30pm flight to Jo’burg on my way back to the UK. I was a bit annoyed that in my...Read more of this article