I recently decided to challenge myself to cycle the 109km Cape Cycle Tour on my Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle. It all happened quite spontaneously about two weeks ago when I saw a fellow triathlete friend post on Facebook that they were selling their Cape Cycle Tour entry. As I will be in Cape Town for the week working at the Cape Cycle Tour Expo I thought it would be a great challenge and it will allow me to continue to raise awareness for the Qhubeka charity.
If you are not already familiar with Qhubeka they are a non-profit organisation that helps people move forward and progress by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. For more information about Qhubeka, please visit their website www.qhubeka.org to find out more. If you would like to make a donation to Qhubeka you can find all the details by clicking here.
I have certainly set myself up for a tough day out on my 23kg, steel-framed, single-speed Buffalo Bicycle on the 12th March 2017 but I am looking forward to taking on the challenge especially as it is for a really good cause. I am definitely going to be relying on muscle memory from the Joburg2Kili Expedition to get me through the 109km as I have not done much training but I hope to finish it within the 7 hour cut-off. At least the beautiful Cape Town views along the way should keep me motivated when the going gets tough. So keep an eye out for my post-race report the week after the race!