Independence Day 2012

This ride was followed on Zambia’s Independence Day 2012. It’s a great ride with two significant decents and accents with some plateau riding in the middle. If you go around this route in a clockwise direction, as we did, you will ride down the infamous ‘Profanity Hill’. I’ve walked up ‘Profanity Hill’ twice – pushing two bikes on one occasion – so doing it this way around was a great improvement. In the valleys it is very hot so start early and take plenty of water. We started at 7am and I got through 3 litres of water.

Matt Morely if you can get him! Matt knows this area very well and can advise on alternative routes along the way.

Length 47.8km
Ascent 620m
Descent: 620m
Difficulty: moderate/tough (as assessed by an inexperinced 56 year old!)
Starting point: Lat: -15.486265 Long: 28.440694
Type: Circuit

Track in GPX format Independence Day 2012.gpx (to get this file on to your PC, right-click on the link and select Save As…)


Independence Day Ride 2012

Independence Day Ride 2012 - the top of water pump hill

Taking a break at the top of water pump hill


Independence Ride

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