by Renato Balona. “Is julle **** mal?!” We stared into the cloud of white dust kicked up by the bakkie after it skidded to a halt next to us. “Is this the Tour de France or something?” the farmer asked in utter amazement. “I’m struggling in my bakkie, what the hell are you doing on a bicycle?”
The mercury was inching upwards into the high 40’s, so I guess he had a point. We were in the middle of the Baviaanskloof on day two of the Wild Corridor MTB Tour and a world away from my calm daily commute along the cycle path in Cape Town.
Always up for a challenge I jumped at the chance when the team from the Worx invited me to take part in this adventure. From Plett we took a shuttle to Kareedouw and I immediately got the sense this was not going to be your average cycle tour. We spent the night at the Assegaaibosch Country Lodge, and went to sleep with a full moon and a view of the Kouga mountains rising ominously in the distance. Tomorrow we’d be cycling over it, and I fell asleep with that little voice in the back of my head questioning my sanity.
The Wild Corridor will take place from 15 – 19 October 2019.