The event will leave Paris on the 7th March 2009 and travel 6500km in total crossing 5 countries, France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal to finish at the Lac Rose in Dakar on the 21st March 2009 where the story of the Dakar rally has been written for 30 years.
I have arrange to be supported by Team Desert Rose who will transport a single box for me between each days bivouac and set up an area to work on the bikes and provide mechanic support if the repairs are serious.
Each day racers will be provide with a road book for navigation and GPS waypoints for backup.
Throughout the race I will be tracked by GPS and have the ability to set off an emergency beacon.
During this year’s event 6 riders out of 60 had to be airlifted out of the desert... My intentions are to make it to Dakar in one piece although I expect that to be in a very exhausted state!