Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour, 11 March 2012
Ukuthasa is proud to announce that Adrian Smith has chosen us
as his charity to support when he takes part in the Argus Cycle Tour on the 11th
March. Adrian has already raised over £750, if you would like to sponsor
him, click here.
An update from Adrian:
"The Argus was amazing, I really enjoyed it, I did it in 5 hrs
15 mins which I was well pleased with. No wind but very hot by the
time I finished, the last hill before Camps Bay was hard but after
that downhill to the finish. It was like a street party most of
the way round - great atmosphere."
Adrian cycled to raise funds for
Emyezweni School in Lwandle,
Somerset West. Adrian first heard about Emyezweni from his daughter
who went to Cape Town in 2002 to work as a volunteer at a church in
Somerset West. She used to help at Emyezweni and befriended
headmistress, Deb Gregory. “My wife and I have visited Emyezweni a
number of times and I've been able to do a few DIY jobs fixing locks and
shelves - basic stuff.” says Adrian. “The building and its equipment are
very basic and the sponsorship I hope to raise could pay for PE
equipment (£100), a catering cooker (£500), a fridge freezer (£600),
educational computers (£1,000). It would be great to tick off all the
items on the list!
Adrian has tackled most of his cycle training in Northumberland and the
training is going reasonably well, except for the rather short, cold
days and strong winds he has been having. He has managed some 20 to 30
mile rides recently and where he lives in Northumberland is quite hilly,
which is he is going to need as the highest point on the race is 169m
(approx 554’)! The Cape Argus Cycle Ride is 109 km, or 67 miles which as
it happens is 1 mile for every year of his life!
ABOUT THE RACE
The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is an
cycle race which has grown from humble beginnings, attracting a few
hundred participants in 1978, into the iconic international event it is
today. It is recognised as the world’s largest individually timed cycle
race and annually registers on average over 35,000 cyclists from around
the world. Cyclists will cover a gruelling 110Km (approx. 68.4miles)
around the Cape Peninsula, tackling inclines as high as 169m (approx
To view the route, click here.
To find out more about the race click