On top of the world looking down on creation

Day 5, 12 April, Ladybrand to Wepener, 96km Breakfast started with the keen riders waiting for eggs due to management stocktake showing a shortage of two eggs (thank you Marc and Andy Mills). The riders took off looking very smart in their Build It kit. And after two photo shoots at the Build It and … Read moreOn top of the world looking down on creation

BDO South Africa puts its weight behind #1965Ride

Audit, Advisory and Tax firm, BDO South Africa has put its weight behind the 1965Ride by sponsoring one of its employees, and 1965Ride cyclist, Ashley Truscott, to cycle the 850km from Heidelberg to Queenstown in April. This is an annual cycle (since 2011) by amateur cyclists to raise funds for educational opportunities for talented by disadvantaged youngsters … Read moreBDO South Africa puts its weight behind #1965Ride

Now that the Ride is over…

It is so difficult to put into words what one experiences over 9 days and 850 kilometres with a group of 22 cyclists riding for a cause as big as the transformation of education in Queenstown! And, of course, the kaleidoscopic clash of emotions that happens in the last 10 kilometres, the last kilometre; the … Read moreNow that the Ride is over…

My 10 cents worth…

A 1965 Ride blog post from Louis B. This blog post is not about the day’s final ride but of my thoughts in general. I don’t ride a bike at all on this trip from Johannesburg to Queenstown. I sit in a Chevrolet Ute Bakkie watching 20 cyclists riding for a cause. My experience is … Read moreMy 10 cents worth…

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