.....what a CLASSIC

Having just got my bike back from having its forks serviced in Cape Town on the Friday before the race, it was always going to be tight going! Feeling fluey I was still hoping to be able to line up for the 48km on Sat. But, that was not to be. I took the cautious route and opted for the sidelines. Saturday came and brought with it perfect weather. A few hundred cyclists lined up for their 11km, 21km and 48km races. I took the liberty of playing photographer for the morning and tried to capture some of the action. Unfortunately some people I missed out on, but I couldn't be everywhere at once. 

a pensive Niel Boult with Justin Wilson in background

a pensive Niel Boult with Justin Wilson in background

Werner Loodts almost on his way to the 21km

Werner Loodts almost on his way to the 21km

The general start scene with beautiful manor house in background

The general start scene with beautiful manor house in background

Pancakes!

Pancakes!

When all the riders had gone, it was time for pancakes and coffee!  Pancakes were courtesy of Greyton House. After about three quarters of an hour the 11km winner came in, followed a little later by the 21km winner. After 2 and a quarter hours the 48km winner arrived..

 

Emily Wilson in on the 11km

Emily Wilson in on the 11km

Brude Fuller in on the 11km

Brude Fuller in on the 11km

Werner and Shelley Loodts "loving" it. 

Werner and Shelley Loodts "loving" it. 

A not so happy Andy having completed the epic 21km, but.........

A not so happy Andy having completed the epic 21km, but.........

 ......now a happy man!

 ......now a happy man!

Neil Boult in on the long 48km. Tired after 3 1/2 hours in the saddle.

Neil Boult in on the long 48km. Tired after 3 1/2 hours in the saddle.

By all accounts it was a fun day and the riders seemed to enjoy the tracks. For more photos check out the gallery section, I couldn't include them all here. Remember the Greyton Tour coming up at the end of August, get your booking in now. You may have to phone as they are putting people on standby due to accommodation restraints. As a resident we shouldn't have a problem.