6 June - evening wrap up

Today turned out to be a good day on the trail.

The batch 1 RTR riders recovered from yesterday’d battering by the headwinds and rode steadily through to Ntsikeni. The first to arrive were Ernst, PJ, Trevor and Nigel, who were welcomed to Ntsikeni Lodge by Mr Ncgobo at 17h12, arriving comfortably before dark. Not far behind them were the rest of the group, Chris, Russell, John and Jeremy, who arrived at 18:13.

Batch 2 were a class act today: the first group of Carl, Dan, Walter, Frans, Russell and Murray arrived at Allendale at 16h00, well in time for sundowners on the deck. The rest of the batch arrived over the next 90min, first Sergio and Fabio, then Shaun and finally Rory just before 18h00. Compared to yesterday’s riding times, they were at least 90min quicker overall, proof that the headwinds yesterday were a major factor.