Race Around Rwanda - RAR Organiser Simon De Schutter on the race and cycling in Rwanda
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Hello! Dawn here. 

In case you missed it, I am training for the Race Around Rwanda, a 1000km self-supported ultra cycling race, scheduled to start on the 5th of February, 2023. 

It just so happens that our guest today, one of the race organizers, Simon De Schutter, is a friend of mine. I first met Simon back in 2019 as we traveled to Oman together for what was for each of us, our first ultra cycling race, BikingMan Oman. 

This is the first in what will be a Bonus Series around the Race Around Rwanda and my preparation for it. This episode gives an overview of the race, the route, an update on cycling in Rwanda and what makes this race so special. Simon offers some practical advice for those signed up and words of encouragement for those thinking of signing up.  

He also chats with me about Rwanda Beyond, an initiative to help develop Rwandan cycling talent. 

I’m not going to lie, I’m not sure if I’ll be physically ready for this race but mentally, I am beyond excited for this new adventure after what has been a challenging two years. 

I hope you enjoy my chat with Simon and stay tuned for upcoming bonus episodes that touch upon training, ultra eating and also a chat with some fellow racers. 

For more information on The Race Around Rwanda, visit https://racearoundrwanda.com and follow the race on instagram at @theracearoundrwanda

For more information on Rwanda Beyond, visit: https://rwandabeyond.cc

Our wider support team for this episode includes Editor JJ Thompson and our Artwork is by the talented Alexandra Hickey of Studio Theodore

For more info,  visit www.themettleset.com , and follow us on @themettleset

We hope you enjoy the episode! 

Dawn & Afshan 



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