A 15-year-old driver wins the Morocco E-Bike Desert Challenge

Robart Adams e-biking in Moroccan desert during the E-Bike Desert Challenge./Ph. CNN International
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A 15-year-old British competitor was crowned champion of the E-Bike Desert Challenge, which linked Erfoud to Merzouga from the 26th of December to the 1st of January, reports CNN on Monday.

Robert Adams finished 30 minutes ahead of his «nearest rival» driving his electric bike on dunes in the Moroccan desert.

Competitors participating to the inaugural E-Bike Desert Challenge drove across southern Morocco, using only «electrically driven motors to power», the same source said.

Adams managed to end the challenge using GPS and relying on his father’s advice who has also participated to the race.

«Just traveling through Morocco is an experience in itself. At first, it seems very different to home and very busy (…) the further you go from the big cities the friendlier and more interesting the people seemed to become», the 15-year-old biker told CNN.

The race had two other categories, including the 450W-class and the 2000W open-class. Organizers believe that they can attract more than 300 riders in the next years for a new edition of the E-Bike Desert Challenge.

For the record, an e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which is used for propulsion.

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