Day Eight: 9 April: Passing Penhoek Pass

Aliwal North to Penhoek Pass (110km) An early start with frost on the lawns saw us head off from The Umtali Country Inn onto the N6 heading for Hazelmere at the foot of the Penhoek pass, some 110 kilometers away. A big thank you must go to the Umtali Country Inn for the lovely accommodation. … Read moreDay Eight: 9 April: Passing Penhoek Pass

1965Ride Day 8: Tackling Penhoek Pass

Today was a surprisingly good day. Maybe because it involved eating ALOT of food. We eventually left Aliwal North at around 9am and tackled the first 9km hill with aplomb. We had a quick stop to much on chocolate biscuits and energy bars. Then about 45 mins later we stopped at Karen and Johnny Jellinek’s … Read more1965Ride Day 8: Tackling Penhoek Pass

1965Ride Day 7: Heat, wind and cloudless skies

Today was the day of punctures. But before I write about the day’s cycling events, I need to thank Louis Shaer and his family, Grant Smith and the other old Queenians who so graciously hosted us for a braai at their home in Zastron last night. It was an evening of catching up with old … Read more1965Ride Day 7: Heat, wind and cloudless skies