In 2011 when Alasdair McDonald discovered he could not find a surgeon willing (or able) to surgically remove a road bike saddle from his rear-end he had the brilliant idea of starting a walking tour to complement the 1965Ride from Jozi to Queenstown.
Last year was the first year and the walk traversed the beautiful escarpment landscapes of the Eastern Free State. This year the walk has come closer to home, has simplified and taken on a whole new meaning with the walkers exploring the territory in and around Queenstown. Brilliant!
All the details are below so for those that don’t see themselves riding a two-wheeler from Jozi to Queenstown this is the perfect alternative!
From Sunday 14 – Thursday 18 April 2013, Walk the Walk takes place in Queenstown. Walkers will traverse 101 km (one km for each year of the QC Old Boys’ Association) to raise funds for their chosen school.
This is an invitation to join us! If you want to participate as a Platinum Walker, you are requested to raise at least R25 000. You may walk the entire route and all expenses are covered (including accommodation if you are from out of town, and all meals.) Participate as a Gold Member and walk any one of the days (see below). All you have to do is raise R1000 per day you walk (accommodation and meals are not included). If you are not able to walk, sponsor another Queenian/GHS Old Girl/Oud-Hanklipper/parent/friend who is participating.
• Challenge yourself! • Get fit! • Experience beautiful Queenstown! •
• Provide opportunities for those less fortunate! • Help your school! •
SUNDAY: Back to School: In true Queenstown style, we will begin at the Hexagon, visit Top Town schools, circle the Berry Dam, summit Bowker’s Kop and finish by walking all 18 holes of the Golf Course.
MONDAY:Along the Bong: Getting out of town, we will trek around the Bonkolo Dam, to the summit of Longhill and around Aloe Grove.
TUESDAY: Mountain Challenge: We will push off at the base of Mountain Drive, follow the length of Longhill Mountain and hike up to the base of Hangklip Mountain and back.
WEDNESDAY: Heading South: Today’s walk will take us south of town, over Fincham’s Nek, down to Bouwer’s Drift and the Kei River, ending up at Maweni Lodge.
THURSDAY: On the Wild Side: Today we will walk in the game reserve where we will be able to admire the views and some wildlife. This is a shorter day than the others because we finish at lunchtime, joined by the cyclists riding from Johannesburg, in true celebratory style cheered on by crowds of supporters at the Recreational Grounds.
Come and Walk or Ride with us and transform education in Queenstown!