Dear fellow Rotarians around the world,
We have appreciated the support of various Rotarians and clubs around the world who have written back to us in the past few years or joined our Cross Egypt Challenge initiative and helped support the economy and tourism of our beautiful country, Egypt.
The members of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan – District 2451 – Egypt are happy to renew their invitation to you and the members of your prestigious and respectful club to learn more about, and share our Rotary organized initiative, “Cross Egypt Challenge” that aims to promote tourism to Egypt and to prove that Egypt is still safe for tourism.
The world as we knew it is rapidly changing, and Egypt has been suffering from bad media and is being looked at recently as a dangerous place to visit. However, the reality of things is: Egypt remains a very safe country to visit.
Unfortunately the media focuses on action taking place in neighboring countries and generalize. This affects Egypt largely, a country depends highly on tourism as a main source of income. We as Rotarians from this side of the globe feel it is our duty to let our fellows worldwide know that Egypt is still a marvellous and safe place to travel to, and to enjoy some of the best sights in the world. We send a strict and honest assurance message to our fellows everywhere that the situation in Egypt is very safe and we invite you to experience this first hand by taking part in our initiative: Cross Egypt Challenge which was also featured in the January 2017 issue of the international “Rotarian Magazine” – please click here to read the Rotarian article –
Cross Egypt Challenge is an international cross-country motorcycle and scooter adventure tour conducted throughout the majestic and fascinating Egypt. Participation is not only open to Rotarians but also open to any interested rider, their accompanying spouses and friends from around the globe who wish to visit and explore this marvellous country in a unique way.
This amazing Rotary project started in 2011 and for the past 7 years, Rotarians and riders from over 40 countries took part in the adventurous challenge. This year the challenge will start on October 11 and will last for 10 days and will include some of Egypt’s top attractions and off the beaten track destinations.
A normal practice we conduct during Cross Egypt Challenge is an annual “Sahara Rotary Meeting” where visiting riding Rotarians along with Rotaracts from our organizing team conduct an official Rotary meeting in the Egyptian Desert – please view attached image -, a practice that we happily repeat at each new season.
Cross Egypt Challenge provides a very rewarding and challenging experience for participants from around the globe as it combines the best of adventure travels and extreme sports. The 2018 season of Cross Egypt Challenge will include one of the best routes in the history of the challenge and will pass through many of Egypt’s finest spots including modern cities, coastal resorts, historical sites, Egyptian western and eastern deserts and Egypt’s Nile Valley.
I invite you, your club and the members of your club to support our initiative by:
1. Register for the rally, and ride or join a fellow rider in our chase vans this October in Egypt to enjoy a once in a life-time experience (a motorcycle and scooter rental option is available for international participants). Direct link to the registration application which can be completed in 10 minutes is: www.crossegyptchallenge.com/registration.html
2. Share the news about Cross Egypt Challenge with your fellow members and even friends in your cicrcles, and them to ride and explore Egypt this October.
3. Spread the news out to your local community and local press to promote this Rotary initiative, and the image of Rotary worldwide.
We look forward to hearing back from you, welcoming you as a rider in Cross Egypt Challenge 2018 and host you in our annual Sahara Rotary meeting.
For any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ahmad Elzoghby, PHF,
Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan
Rotary International – District 2451