Albert and John from Team FNB initially planned to finish today, but the race was too tough, the weather too cold and the legs too weak after three weeks of constant cycling and carrying their bikes. They did not manage to get hold of me last night as cellphone reception is still a scarce commodity in these parts.
Back at the office, their colleagues of FNB Home Loans have arranged a Cyclothon for staff members to compete on spinning bikes, challenging each other on the number of kilometers they can complete in an hour and a half. To compete, every team has to donate a set amount to the Freedom Challenge Scholarship fund. FirstRand will double their contributions.
Their profile for the day looks like this: