I had the privilege of coming down to Cape Town to spend an evening with a big group of riders on their way to Cairo.
At five o’clock on this cold and windy winter morning they rolled down the road from the hotel where we stayed. They had a dry start although the weather forecast still forecasts rain and cold weather for today.
The group is organized by Ray Mulder of Tours for Africa. He is taking one group up to Cairo, another group back to Cape Town, and a few riders going both way. They have two support vehicles and an excellent support crew.
For all those travel addicts here are two blog addresses to follow their progress:
http://www.toursforafrica.co.za/c2c/ (The official blog)
http://cape2cairo2011.wordpress.com/ (The blog of Kobus Fourie, one of the riders)
I told them that as soon as they had left I would go back to my warm bed, which I did. But I couldn’t enjou the cozy warmth of the bed thinking of so many new friends that were heading north on their bikes (mainly BMW’s).
We wish all those riders and one pillion a safe journey!