Race to Dakar

Race to Dakar


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780751538175
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Edition description: New
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 982,589
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charley Boorman is a much-loved TV star, adventurer and number one bestselling author. His travels with Ewan McGregor were chronicled in the international bestsellers Long Way Round and Long Way Down. He is also the author of Race to Dakar, By Any Means and Right to the Edge.When he is not travelling the world, he lives in London with his wife, two daughters and growing collection of motorcycles.

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Race to Dakar 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mearso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reasonably interesting, but a tad repetitive. Only so many ways to describe the impressive amount of endurance, technique and willpower needed to complete the race.

Became more interesting when the different riders had their own perspectives.

Think it would work better as a documentary.

Ginya More than 1 year ago
I read because I was a huge fan of "Long Way Round" DVD, but finished because it was really interesting. Charley Boorman is a very human and honest writer. You end up really caring about him and his team. A facinating look into the Dakar and group dynamics.