Cyclists Arrive Safely in Beaufort Weston March 10, 2010
We arrived in Beaufort West yesterday at 14h30 – earlier than expected due to an unforeseen thunderstorm. The team had to stop cycling just short of the planned stretch, purely as a safety precaution. Some suggested cycling in the rain but when the thunder and lightning started, there was no choice but to wrap things up for the day. All of the cyclists piled into the buses and we were off to Beaufort West.
The cyclists were disappointed but they will make up the distance with a ride to Cape Point once we are in Cape Town. However, the break did give them an opportunity to recover yesterday as the the heat does drain one of the energy required for endurance cycling.
The physiotherapists used their healing hands to assist the cyclists in recharging their batteries as they worked their magic until about 21h00 last night. After an early night, the team will undoubtedly pedal with renewed vigour as we travel through the Karoo from Beaufort West to Lainsburg, with a stop off in Leeu Gamka for an early lunch.
Armed with their reflective vests and lights, the cyclists got back onto the N1 freeway at 06h00 this morning as we left for today’s trek of 200km.