Cycle Tour Mania Continues to Britstown

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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.

Cyclists demonstrate team spirit by having the 2010 Cycle Challenge logo drawn onto their aching calves.

Cyclists demonstrate team spirit by having the 2010 Cycle Challenge logo drawn onto their aching calves.

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.

Leonard Appelgryn and George van Rooyen are jubilant to have reached Strydenburg.

Leonard Appelgryn and George van Rooyen are jubilant to have reached Strydenburg.

Dominique Gaines, a seasoned Cycle Tour rider, is still smiling after cycling a long distance in the heat.

Dominique Gaines, a seasoned Cycle Tour rider, is still smiling after cycling a long distance in the heat.

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.

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Destination: Table Bay Hotel

One Response to Cycle Tour Mania Continues to Britstown

  1. Penny Fourie says:

    Tamara, it was a pleasure meeting you at Sun City. I cannot explain to you what it means to open this mail and see your loved one (even if he is in the background) looking so good after such a long way on the bike (1 600 km). Hennie you are my hero. When you where told that you could not run anymore, you went back to cycling only to have a complete knee replacement 18 months ago and your determination to get back on your bike and achieve what you are should be any person’s inspiration. Keep the wheels turning! Never say never !! Shortsteps

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