January 11, 2017 BH South Africa

Afrikalegburn – Grant Clark – 11 January 2017

“To raise exposure, funds and books for Shine, I will endeavour to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town arriving in time for the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour on the 12 March 2017. One week later I will be on the start line for the toughest mountain bike stage in the world, The ABSA Cape Epic which will kick off 8 days of grueling riding on the 19 March 2017. One week after completing the Cape Epic, I will line up for the IRONMAN SA Championships in Port Elizabeth on the 2 April 2017.”

11 January 2017

They really wanted the books! | At one my village stops on my way to Namanga on the Tanzania border, I met Daniel who was very interested in my journey, it turned out he was the Principal of the local primary school in Namanga on the Kenyan side and he invited me to chat to the school the next morning, before I crossed the border. So early the next morning I found myself on my bike getting lost on the outskirts of Namanga. 200 shillings later and a local motorbike taxi showed me the way. I think Daniel wasn’t entirely sure I would pitch, but he proudly showed me around the school, I spoke at their morning assembly and I was able to hand over a couple of small children’s books courtesy of #bookdash for their small library ?? It turned out to be a long day, school visit, border crossing and 120km hilly riding to Arusha, but a memorable one ?