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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman begin final stint on Long Way Down

Published: 26 July 2007

Updated: 19 November 2014

Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are encountering the final stages of their motorcycle ride that culminates in Cape Town next week.

In a live interview on the Chris Moyles show with Scott Mills this morning on BBC Radio 1, Ewan McGregor told how the pair were due to arrive in Namibia today.
”We are currently in Botswana at the moment on a deep sand road on the way to Namibia,” said McGregor.

“We had been in Botswana for only an hour and had seen elephants, snakes and giraffes.”

Ewan McGregor’s wife, Eve Mavrakis, has finished her eight-day stint with the pair and McGregor told MCN she had coped very well with the motorcycle riding.

The satellite signal in Botswana meant the phone communication continuously went dead, and there wasn’t enough time to hear from Charley Boorman.

The duo are due for arrival in Cape Town where they will be joined by the two individuals who paid for the chance to ride the last two days with the boys at this year’s Riders for Health Day of Champions.

For the full update from Ewan McGregor check out next weeks MCN, on sale from August 1.

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