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Race To Dakar
Charley Boorman

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jun 07, 2007
Imprint : Sphere
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780751538175
Price : 725

About the book
In 2004 Charley Boorman completed his astonishing round-the-world bike trip with his friend, Ewan McGregor. The journey left him exhausted, exhilarated and hungry for a new challenge. And what greater challenge than the Dakar rally? Beginning in Lisbon and ending in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the rally covers 15,000 kilometres of treacherous terrain, and is widely regarded as the most dangerous race on earth. With his team-mates Simon Pavey and Matt Hall, Charley faced extreme temperatures, rode through shifting sands and stinging winds, and faced breakdowns miles from civilisation. Charley recounts his extraordinary adventures through Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal. He also follows the stories of other riders - an eccentric, dedicated band of professionals and rookies who all dream of one thing: reaching the finishing line. Race to Dakar is the thrilling account of a race that has captured the imagination of millions.

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The history of the rally and Boorman's own personal experience of this great endurance test makes for an exhilarating read>
Boorman is well on his way to becoming the Michael Palin of motorbikes>
     
Charley Boorman
Charley Boorman was born in 1966 and grew up in Ireland. He has appeared in films including Excalibur The Emerald Forest Karaoke and The Bunker. From 1998 to 2002 he ran a British motorcycle team with...(+)
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