Adventure

Prince William

Earlier this year, the prince met with members of Cycle of Life, a British biking charity that was about to depart on a 5,000-mile ride through Africa. Reporter CHARLIE NORTON was on hand for the royal send-off.

PRINCE: [to all]
It's super. You are taking on an extraordinary journey—all of you. This is crucial to conservation in Africa and should help to benefit Africa's precious natural environment.

PRINCE: [to a cyclist with a bandaged knee]
What have you done there?

CYCLIST: I got caught with my feet in the pedals when I was clipped in and fell and landed on my knee.

PRINCE: Oh, dear. That's just what would have happened to me. Well, you're very tough to keep doing it. Good luck to you.

PRINCE: [to a cyclist on a bike with loaded panniers]
Have you filled those with lead weights for show? It looks like you have a hell of a lot to carry. It must be difficult to stay upright.

PRINCE: [opening one of the bags and removing a can of beans]
Well, you will be powering yourself on beans. Best to stay at the front at all times, I suppose, with all that farting.

PRINCE: [to all]
I will be very interested to look up your progress while you are out there. Keep me up to date. Seriously, good luck to all of you.

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
More Adventure