After heavy rains in the last few days near Rhodes, conditions have been difficult for some of the earlier batches of this year's Race to Cradock. Thankfully the weather seems to have stabilised now with cooler temperatures remaining but also some sunshine and light winds to start drying things out. Batch 4 were somewhat slower than the other batches in getting to Slaapkranz yesterday, as they had to deal with the aftermath of Thursday's heavy rain but they reported improving riding conditions as the day progressed. So far all the batches have managed to arrive at the various support stations with daylight to spare and ther have been no major navigation errors along the way.
The remaining batches may try to inject some pace into proceedings, with ambitions of getting to Cradock in less than the 6 day cut-off and by the looks of things, the improving conditions could help them along the way.