My name is Tomás Mac an t-Saoir. And I'm an adventure junkie.
I'm an 23 year old from Ballyferriter, Ireland. On November 2nd, 2018, I will set off on a 12,000km journey on my bicycle from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa. To make a hard challenge even harder, I will also climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzaina. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, standing tall at 5,895m. Thus, on top of traversing the continent of Africa from top to bottom, I will also climb the highest peak, even despite the fact I've zero mountaineering experience!
This cycle isn't a record breaking attempt, it's a plain, simple & old fashioned bicycle tour where I hope to meet as many people as possible and learn as much as I can about the 10 African countries I'll pedal through. The main goal of this cycle tour is to raise funds for the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation. This foundation was established following the passing of Donal and continues to promote his anti-suicide #LiveLife message whilst also assisting in providing age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice care centres. In 2016, I cycled 4,800km solo and unsupported across the United States of America in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation, and I raised €7,950 in the process. I hope to raise even more while I cycle the length of Africa.
You'll most likely find me climbing the Conor Pass or cycling around Slea Head with Green Road Cycle Tours. Or serving behind the counter of our family pub, Tigh an tSaorsaigh, in the picturesque village of Ballyferriter.