Cycle Tour Mania Continues to Britstownon March 8, 2010
We were up before the sparrows this morning as we had breakfast at 03h00 sharp and left Kimberley promptly at 04h00. The team rode through Hope Town, 120km outside Kimberley, and had a lunch stop in Strydenburg (a further 60km) and we are currently completing the remaining stretch for today which is another 80km to Britstown.
So far the team has been fortunate to have a tail wind which helped them to maintain a good average speed of 40-45km/hour. We are ahead of schedule at the moment and spirits are still high despite the heat which is a sweltering 45 degrees celsius! The cyclists are enjoying a long but easier ride today. There will be regular stops along the way so as not to exhaust the riders.
1 600km down and approximately 800km to go to until we reach our final destination, the luxurious Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, where our team will hand over a cheque to Nazareth House. They will also be reunited with family and friends while they recover before the Pick ʹn Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour.