If a man can’t do it, a woman will. (The Sat Classic Marquis Repost)

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The odd thing is that if Theresa Wallach and Florence “Blenk” Blenkiron would try to do the same trip nowadays, they probably woudn’t be able to accomplish it. That because of civil wars, terrorism, crooks, a lack of overall political stability. That means that Africa – and generally our planet – was a better place in 1934?

That said what these two girls in their early twenties did is really outstanding. They started from London, Uk, on December, 11, 1934 and they reached Cape Town, South Africa, eight months and twelve thousands kilometers later. Riding a motorbike. A tough challenge for a trained platoon of hardy soldiers with trucks and bazookas. An unbelievable endavour for two young women on a monocylindric Panther 100 – nicknamed “The Venture” – with a sidecar and a little cargo trailer. Their story is told in “The Rugged Road”, the book written by one of…

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