Karowe Diamond Mine, where Sue works, held a cycle challenge this last weekend. You might recall the flier I posted a few weeks back.
Sue is on the mine’s committee that organizes various functions for the local community such as a village clean-up, wellness days and this cycle challenge. The proceeds from the cycle event is going to be used to help the local community as well.
Cyclists came from all over Botswana, some traveling some distance to be here and could decide whether to ride 100km, 50km or 20km.
We got the job of running a water table,a far better idea than having to cycle. Sue stayed at the start to help there, until the cyclists started; so Tristan and I headed out onto the route to our designated point to set-up the water point.
After battling to work out how to put up the gazebo we read the instructions, then found it quite simple. Our helpers soon arrived and soon the banners were up, water and coke bottles filled and a music system connected. All we needed now was some cyclists.
It is actually not that easy to give a fast moving cyclist a bottle from a fixed position and some bottles went crashing to the ground. One cyclist actually had 3 unsuccessful attempts to get something to drink.
After breaking down our water point we headed to the finish for the prize giving which was a fun event with cyclists, tired, but in good spirit. It would seem that all, cyclists and helpers, had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Well done to all the organizing committee for a job well done.