Kids camp wrap up and December travels

Last two weeks wrap up

Once again a busy last two weeks it has been. Going back to Cape Town last week I didn’t take my lap top with me and hence the lack of blogging as I wanted to put up a few more shots from the kids camp. So here they are now.

Talking of which the last two days were a resounding success. I enjoyed working with each and every one of the Kids. They were well mannered and seemed to love it soaking up every bit of information as we went.

 

 The 2nd day of the camp saw us riding into Hilton College. Our mid morning stop welcomed us with snacks and drinks compliments of Ducle Cafe once again. Next up I taught the kids how to change a puncture using the tyre levers that each of them received in their pack from Cycle Lab. Hopefully they won’t need to be doing much puncture changing in the future with Sludge in their tyres. After munching a few PVM energy bars we set off home to end the day.

The 3rd and final day of the camp took a different feel to the other two. After arriving I took the kids for a walk on the farm pointing out a few landmarks as they would be doing an orienteering race around the farm. After the kids had lubed up their chains with Squirt, Leonard took them on a short ride while I hid the flags and clippers. The kids went off in pairs finding the flags with clippers all over the farm whilst following their clue cards. Along the way they had to answer questions about things they had learnt over the last few days and shoot katteys (a group favourite).

A short prize giving wrapped up the camp. Thanks to the kids for coming, being sports, enthusiastic and well mannered. I would love to work with kids again and am definitely looking to do another camp next year, possibly two with another for younger children.

A big thank you to my sponsors particularly: Dulce Cafe, Sludge, Squirt, PVM and Cycle Lab for supporting the camp. Thanks also to my girlfriend Mel, mom Linda and Mel’s brother Leonard for their help through the camp.

 

It was then off to Cape Town to do the Leeuwenboschfontein race with sponsor Sean Williams. A disappointing day 1 saw us skip the next two days of the race where we opted to instead explore trails in Montague on our bikes.

Besides that its back to routine or riding and gym. An awesome Christmas with family and friends has come to an end and I now look forward to our training camp up into Lesotho next week, more info to follow soon.