Monday, 24 May 2010

World Cup 2010: Brazilian in a pedal go-cart completes 17.000 kms bound for Johannesburgo

Pedal Joe’s contact in South Africa:

The environmentalist and photographer José Geraldo de Souza Castro, alias Pedal Joe (Zé do Pedal), 52 years old, who, on the 10th of May of 2008, in a tiny children's pedal go-cart, built and adapted specially for the trip by the Dutch company BERG Toys, pedaled slowly away from the giant structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, crossing Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benim, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Congolese Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Namibia and, finally, arrived in South Africa.

Pedal Joe completed today, in the city of Bloemhof (300 km west of Johannesburg) 17.000 km. Pedal joe reached Wolmaransstad at sunset and will take off tomorrow, on the N-12 Road, to Klerksdorp and then to Potchefstroom, Carletonville, Randfontein and finally Johannesburg where he hopes to arrive in Melrose Arch on the first of June, at 3 pm.

The Brazilian film makers Bruno Lima and Fabricio Menicucci, in partnership with the producer Abbas Filmes, from Rio de Janeiro, are following the last seven days of the trip, to produce a documentary about Pedal Joe and his special form of travelling. The movie, the first of a series of short films about the pioneer of the Latin American cyclo-adventure, will open in theaters in February 2011.


Bas said...

Congratulations on this Amazing and impressive achievement.
I am very relieved you made it in one piece.

Enjoy the worldcup and your well deserved rest.

We will stay in touch.

Bas Roelofs

lisebo said...

What a spirit you are Joe!
Congradulations, and looking forward to see you in my country Lesotho.

I am moved really, you need and deserve a long rest.

Thats beautiful!


Frankie said...

Joe it was such a pleasure to meet you and have you in our city, Port Elizabeth. Congratulations on your mammoth journey, raising the awareness of Lions. You made it for the finals for Brazil, so sorry you did not win. Our lions really enjoyed meeting you and listening to you about your travels, and how impressed you were with South Africa and the spirit of its people. Your enthusiasm for service and care of the less fortunate is inspiring.