Junior Duke John

John is cycling from Cairo in Egypt, in the North East of Africa all the way to Capetown at the southern tip of South Africa.  It’s 5400 miles and will take around 14 weeks.  Follow his weekly progress with both the cycling and also his Junior Duke Challenges.  John is doing this trip to raise money for a great charity, the Haven Centre, supporting families affected by life-limiting illnesses, so, if you are able to donate, please do: https://gofund.me/81683975

If you’d like to ask John a question, why not email him?  Take a look at a few of the questions John’s been asked lately by clicking here

For fundraising ideas and worksheets, click here

Your view helps

I have been pleased to see so many responses from the survey about how things are going in your school. If you haven’t already filled it in (even if you haven’t shown your pupils anything yet) please take a minute to do it

Here are the videos (hopefully weekly, depending on internet!). There are regular updates on the Blog page too.

Teacher resources are at the bottom of this page, feel free to use them!


This is the 14th (final) Junior Duke John video

Junior duke John 14th poster


Week 13

Junior Duke John week 13 poster


Week 12’s video is here

Week 12’s poster for the classroom wall –

junior duke John week 12 poster


Week 11’s video – Botswana to Namibia

Junior Duke John week 11 poster


Week 10 – Zambia to Botswana

Here’s week ten’s poster



Week nine’s video

Junior Duke John week 9 poster


Junior Duke John – Week 8

Junior Duke John Week 8 poster


The video from week 7

Week Seven Poster

junior duke John week 7 poster



Week Six’s video

JDJ week 6 to Singida

And here’s Week 5

JDJ week 5 poster


Week Four video –


Week Three’s video


JDJ week 3 poster


Last week’s video and poster

Below is week one’s video

and this week’s poster –

Junior Duke John poster week 1


Below is the introduction video


January 11th 2023

Just 3 days to go until 19 year old John sets off on his long bike ride from Cairo to Cape Town! Today, he arrived in Cairo, built his bike back up, met some fellow cyclists, went on a trip to see the pyramids and, thankfully, FedEx delivered his Junior Duke cycling kit! Phew. Thanks to Jill and her team


December 31st 2022
Happy New Year to you! This is #juniordukejohn in the final few weeks before he heads off to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town! He will be completing as many Junior Duke challenges as possible on his 5400mile journey to show just how useful life skills are! He’s raising money for the Haven Centre so, if you are able to donate, please do: https://gofund.me/81683975


Teacher Resources
Junior Duke John bike kit design
Junior Duke John capitals and flags
Junior Duke John Intro language activity
Junior Duke John introduction. pdf
Junior Duke John large map
Junior Duke John questions
Junior Duke John Sponsor form

Have you made your Junior Duke John Wall?