Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 13-04 - 4000-Mile-Bike Journey -- Exploring the Earth and Its Cultures

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A Brethren's 4000-Mile-Bike Journey -- Exploring the Earth and Its Cultures
Host: Brent Carlson

At the age of 13, Steve Cayford began thinking about making a bicycle trip from Europe to West Africa. At the time his parents were Church of the Brethren missionaries in Nigeria. Steve remembers a couple of British cyclists that rode into town that year, providing the spark for an idea that would linger until he made the trip himself last winter. This wasn't the first long distance bike trip for Steve. His resume includes a journey across the USA as well as a few other long trips.

A graduate of the University of La Verne and a member of Portland's Peace Church of the Brethren, Steve saw this as a way to explore the Earth and visit its cultures.

The four-month-trip started in November 2011, at the front door of a friend's apartment in London. From there he traveled south across France and spain, taking ferries to cross the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar. Due to cold weather, he made a mid-course correction, hugging hte coast of Morocco and then crossing the Sahara to Senegal in West Africa.

Steve shared his incredible photos with "Brethren Voices" for this program. The photos are some of the same ones that his friends and relatives saw as he made his journey Take a look at :

This program also features the On Earth Peace campaign, "3,000 Miles for Peace," in memory of a Brethren, Paul Ziegler who was killed by a motorist while biking.

Tags: Brethren, Europe, West Africa, Nigeria, Bike, France, Spain, Morocco, Sahara, Senegal, On Earth Peace

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