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The Michael Project


Date: 2010-03-24

The annual 110km Cape Argus is the largest cycle event in the world, with close on 30,000 riders taking part. Included in this mass of riders were five cyclists from Harare, proudly wearing Michael Project kit, who were raising awareness of the Michael Project, as well as the needs of children at risk in Zimbabwe. The course is by no means a ride in the park, with the cyclists having to negotiate the notorius Cape Town wind, and the many hill climbs in and around the Point, including the infamous 'Suikerbossie' which is 90km into the ride, just when fatigue and cramp is setting in.

'Faith - Turning Mountains into Molehills' , which was the slogan on the back of the team's cycling jerseys, spurred our guys on and all of them finished the ride, with Peter & Tom Henson (the youngsters) finishing in the top 2,000 places! Stan Flowers (who was competing in his 10th Argus), Rupert Wilkinson and Gary Bicknell all finished in the top quarter of the field .. not bad for a bunch of old guys! Bob (our 6th man who injured himself in a training ride), did a splendid job of cheering the guys up Suikerbossie, with the odd push for sons Tom and Peter, who went flying past the cyclists around them until Bob's momentum ran out. At this point, a fellow rider commented to Tom "It's not so easy when Dad's not pushing!! "

After the race, the team were kindly hosted in the Herbalife tent where they enjoyed much needed recovery drinks. Well done to all the guys.

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