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Wanted: Long distance cycling companion!
Lindsey Cole
Lindsey is looking for an ideal cycling companion

Lindsey Cole from Buckinghamshire will be travelling to the World Cup in South Africa this summer.

Nothing unusual in that you might think.

However, former charity worker Lindsey intends to get there by bicycle and she's currently looking for someone to make the five month epic journey with her.

The 12,900km (8,000-mile) trip will begin in Egypt's capital, Cairo, in February.

The intrepid cyclists will then travel through Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana before arriving in South Africa in early July for the World Cup finals.

Lindsey has had no luck finding work since finishing a masters degree in international journalism last year, and after completing a cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats in October, was keen to get back on her bike and embark on another mammoth journey.

"I said to a friend that if I didn't get a job before Christmas, I'd cycle to the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa," said the 27-year-old from Buckinghamshire.

So with no prospect of employment, that's precisely what Lindsey plans to do!

"Being a girl it's not really safe on my own - my mother was not at all happy about the idea of me going all that way on my own at all. So I'm looking for someone mad enough to do it with me" Lindsey told the BBC.

So who would be the perfect candidate?

"It could be either male or female - that doesn't matter at all, but it would definitely have to be someone with personality, ambition, drive and of course someone who wants some adventure!

"It doesn't have to be someone who is necessarily experienced in cycling, as long as they have determination to succeed - they don't even have to be a football supporter either!" explained Lindsey.

"It's going to be a great adventure and we'll be cycling through some difficult terrain so it would have to be someone who is prepared for anything - especially the unexpected!"

Could this be you?

Anyone interested in making the trip can e-mail Lindsey at:

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