My name is Dickon Broadhurst and on the 7th of February, I will be cycling approximately 8,000 miles from Cairo to Cape Town through 9 countries in order to arrive in South Africa in time for the World Cup. My aim is to raise £20,000 for ‘Land Aid’ and ‘Footballs For Fun’. Land Aid provide the young and disadvantaged with the facilities and opportunities to thrive and develop. Footballs For Fun helps distribute proper footballs (painfully rare in such a football mad continent) throughout Africa. Part of the money provided for each football is then distributed to a number of organisations that provide aid to sick children in Africa (see charities section for more information). In order to help me raise as much as possible, I have made a little video (with help) that I hope you enjoy.