It has been a busy few weeks. And last week I was in the bush conducting a leadership trail. It was great and an important break away from the daily rush. It also gave me time to reflect on our cycle tour for this year. It looks like we will have somewhere around 20 cyclists … Read moreThe countdown to Queenstown is in full swing
Only 24 days to go before we set off on our 2nd Annual 1965Ride to Queenstown. We are extremely thankful to Mike and Brenda Sattary and Ryan Crosley who have agreed to drive the two Johannesburg support vehicles. This is such an important function and just last week we were one driver short, and a … Read moreThe countdown to Queenstown is in full swing!
We are looking 4 a support driver 4 the JHB route for the 1965Ride. If you can help us from 12-19 April email email@example.com
11 weeks to go! Soon we will be counting the days! This last week we reconnoitred the JHB route and visited the places we are going to stay and all is in place. The accommodation is good. The road is mostly in great shape, we have potentially two qualified first aiders on the team and the … Read more11 weeks to go!
Newsletter no. 37 Hard to believe, but there are only 85 days before we set off on our journey to Queenstown. There is no doubt that the organisational pace is picking up fast. Leon Jacobs has reconnoitred the Cape Town to Queenstwon route; Rodger Webb is beavering away on the PE contingent; and Marlene Stals is … Read more85 days and counting down…
Distance: 131km Time: +/- 7 hours Today was really, really, really hard. And we weren’t even allowed to stop for hamburgers, pancakes, schnitzels or cokes! Our Leader, Tony, must be worried that we are going to be put on weight on this tour, instead of lose some. We left Elsie’s B&B in Clocolan at 8am … Read moreDay 5: the long and (not winding) road
Distance: 92.49km Time in transit: John and Leon: 10 hours; the rest of us: 8 ½ hours Today was my best day so far. I think it’s because I was comparing it to yesterday which was my worst day so far – 114km with lots of uphills at the end, and the thought of Leon … Read moreDay Four: Will my legs ever feel normal again?
Distance: 114km Ride time: 3 decades Hi. It’s me again. Kieran – the chirpy one. This being the inaugural escapade, there were bound to be things that we wouldn’t anticipate. Remember the rain Ashley spoke about yesterday? Well, I can assure you, wet shoes are a [insert explitive of choice] delight to ride in! That … Read moreDay Three: So fair and foul a day…