Helen Lloyd recounts the Western Sahara leg of her UK to Cape Town cycle tour. She’s using the trip to raise money for the Welbodi Partnership in Sierra Leone. Learn more at her website, Take On Africa.
It took six days to cross the Western Sahara by bicycle. In the 900km between Morocco and Mauritania in North Africa there was a lot of sand and not much more — what there was only added to the feeling of desolation this disputed territory evokes.