DAY 35-Crashes, chronic fatigue and battling on
THEY ALL NEED OUR SUPPORT, PARTICULARLY NICK WHO HAD A CRASH YESTERDAY AND IS STILL SUFFERING CHRONIC FATIGUE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION
Come on Nick, only a couple more days and you’ll be there. Wishing you the best of luck.
The guys are broken, but can smell the finish line as they power ahead to Cape Town. All going well, they are only 3 days from the -certain to be dramatic- arrival as emotional friends and family line the streets to celebrate the teams ‘larger than life’ achievement. Theey should reach Cape Town on Sunday 15th November, which is a total of 38 days, four days under the world record.
Unfortunately Nick who is still battling chronic fatigue and heat stroke, had an accident on his bike today as he clipped Mark’s wheel. Cut’s and bruises pain his body at a time when he really didn’t need any more ailments to contend with.
‘Nick’s battling with chronic fatigue & crashed today. Cuts/bruises, but patched up & on to Cape Town!’-Cairo2Cape
`Day 34 has started as tough as the last finished . Nick came down hard after touching my wheel and hit the asphalt badly . The gods are conspiring against him now what with heat exhaustion and general body melt down. We are so close!! Cmon Nick! Rough times for a super tough guy . Hope he comes through and finishes this journey we started together’-Mark Blewett
‘Finally on the homestretch but every day has brought challenges: Heat, altitude, fatigue, illness and crashes, I was hoping to avoid a big one but a touch of wheels and down you go! I thought it couldn’t get any more uncomfortable but it just did.-Nick Bourne
Thoughts of his wife, keep him motivated to finish-
‘Listening to to Whitney Houston “I will always love you” in the shell service station in Kimberly – Thinking of my darling wife Samantha I will see you soon sweetheart. Xxxxxx’-Nick Bourne
Who holds the current world record?
The fastest cycle from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa is 41 days 10 hours and 22 minutes, and was achieved by Mark Beaumont (UK) from 10 April 2015 to 21 May 2015.
Mark cycled a total of 10,812 km (6718 miles) to complete this epic journey.