Rotary Club of Stamford

 Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of international cross-country endurance scooter rallies conducted throughout one of the most mysterious countries in the world, Egypt. The series started in 2011 and the first season was a 9 days ride from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the North of Egypt to the temple of Abu Simbel, on the southern borders of Egypt with a total distance of over 1700 km.
The 2011 season of Cross Season Challenge had participants from 4 different countries, and was featured in BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Aljazera Documentary as well as hundreds of other local and international media outlets. The estimated exposure of the last season was 50 million people worldwide.
The 2012 season of Cross Egypt Challenge is planned to take place between the dates of October 12-20, 2012 and will include a 2400km route throughout the most fascinating spots in North Africa and the world, the western Egyptian Sahara.
The 2012 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will start from Egypt's capital and the home of the famous Tahrir square, then head north to the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria at the shores of the Mediterranean before heading west towards the city of Marsa Matrouh. The challenge will then head down towards the fascinating Sahara desert where the challenge team will ride between Egypt's 5 famous oases, Siwa, Bahareya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga before reaching the legendary city of Luxor; the world largest open-air museum, where they will ride down the avenue of the sphinxes to end their long journey in front of the magnificent temple of Karnak.
Cross Egypt Challenge provides a very rewarding and challenging experience for participants from around the globe. It combines the best of extreme sports and adventure travel.