Cyclists Arrive Safely in Beaufort West

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Markus Kalb, Rupert Polak and Ingo Weldmann (team member of the day) from Germany,take a breather in the shade at Three Sisters.

Markus Kalb, Richard Wimmer and Ingo Weldmann (team member of the day) from Germany,take a breather in the shade at Three Sisters.

Three Sisters, our lunch stop en route to Beaufort West

Three Sisters, our lunch stop en route to Beaufort West

Johannesburg resident, Jonathan Cohen, enjoys a few minutes of shade before he gets back on the bike.

Johannesburg resident, Jonathan Cohen, enjoys a few minutes of shade before he gets back on the bike.

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 storm approaches.

The storm approaches.

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.

4 Responses to Cyclists Arrive Safely in Beaufort West

  1. Emma says:

    Well done guys! Yvette, we just want to tell you that you’re the strongest, most motivated boss we have ever had.
    Keep the legs going and enjoy the fresh Cape Town air.

    From: All THE VILLAGE PEOPLE

  2. Hallo everyone!
    I just want to wish all of you a fantastic tour ride tomorrow.
    May you have lots of strength and energy and may God bless you all.
    Keep up the spirit
    From Carinda

  3. Richard Sansbury says:

    Well done boys and girls, you climbed like champions today into the wind!! I am very honoured to be taking part in this event with you all.

  4. Vivienne Brownrigg says:

    Hi all
    Thinking of you guys. All the best for the Argus.
    All the way from the UK and following your progress,
    Vivienne

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