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“Cross Egypt” 9-Day Motorcycle Ride Promotes Tourism

Rana Khaled | Daily News Egypt   in  ·
December 1, 2014

Sixty scooter and motorcycle riders from 11 countries around the world participated in the fourth season of the international cross-country rally, entitled the “Cross Egypt Challenge”. The rally aims to revive and promote Egypt’s flagging tourism.

After crossing 2,950km over nine days, the challengers reached the finish line in front of the Giza Pyramids, to close the event on 22 November.

“The idea of the rally came to mind after the 25 January Revolution, when the number of tourists significantly declined due to security disruptions and the general unrest that the country suffered from,” said Ahmed El-Zoghby, founder of the Cross Egypt Challenge.

With the help of his friends, El-Zoghby used social media to invite scooter riders from different countries to participate in a tour through Egyptian. He also invited many international TV channels to cover the tour.

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