Bromley bikers quit couch for trip through terrorist country

Erich Rettermayer (left) and Dean Fielden (right) are riding from London to Cape Town

Erich Rettermayer (left) and Dean Fielden (right) are riding from London to Cape Town


Two motorbike enthusiasts have set off on an epic 24,000km ride through Africa to raise money for a wildlife charity.

Erich Rettermayer and Dean Fielden left London for Cape Town last Friday on a journey through treacherous terrain where they face the risk of encountering terrorists.

Originally from South Africa but now living in Bromley, the men will ride through Europe and West Africa, crossing some of the most dangerous territories in the world.

They will raise money for the Born Free charity campaign Keep Wildlife in the Wild.

Speaking before they set off, Mr Rettermayer, from Penge, said: “There are many dangers ahead – we’ll be doing desert riding and going through jungle so it will be difficult in terms of terrain. And the threat of ambush and encountering terrorists is also very real.”

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