So, Get Cycling!
The spectacular Rotary Hoedspruit Kruger 2 Canyon Cycle Tour through four Big Five safari reserves, resumes on 16 July 2022, cycling through part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere around the Hoedspruit area.
The 100 km dawn to dusk tour caters for a limited field of 5 pelotons of 20 making it an exclusive event of only 100 riders.
It is a tour and not a race so there is plenty of time to view the impressive scenery and you can be assured of sightings of warthogs, zebra, giraffe, hippo and sometimes a lazy crocodile in a relaxed environment.
The pelotons are accompanied by experienced armed guides who are more than capable of warding off any dangerous encounters with elephant or buffalo. However, these adrenalin moments add to the excitement of the day while your peloton guide will cluster you all together and keep you safe.
Every year riders return with exciting stories of close encounters and the wonderful support of their team and guides who accompany each peloton. They talk of the camaraderie that develops on such a day, lifelong friendships are fostered and old ones renewed.
Wilana Manderson, Rotary Hoedspruit President says,” We are so grateful for the support and return of many of our regular sponsors who produce the scrumptious breakfasts at the start of the race and who will ensure tummies are full at lunch time while cyclists are well watered along the route.”
“A number of riders in two pelotons, both local and international, have patiently waited in the wings for the big day and are again supporting us”, says Paul White, one of the Rotarian organizers and regular participants in the event.
Come and ride with us through Timbavati, Thornybush, Kapama and Blue Canyon reserves and you will traverse areas not normally accessible to the public.
Bookings are filling up fast, so please make your reservation soon to prevent disappointment. What about putting together your own peloton with family, friends and work colleagues?
And then early, as the sun rises on Saturday 16 July you will hear the enormous Kudu Horn being blown by Rotarian Alan Partington and you will know it is the turn of your peloton to set off into the sun on this beautiful ride.
Written by Lovelle Henderson