ABC and Phoenix Flyers Charity Challenge 2016 Blog – Day 1

Day 1: 6th November, 2016

Arrival of teams In Cape Town and George

After many months of planning, preparation and anticipation on three continents, the 2016 event is finally underway! Participants from Australia, France and the United Kingdom arrived in South Africa over the weekend. A group from France and the UK met at Cape Town airport on Sunday morning.

After a brief welcome from Phoenix, meeting their tour guides and posing for a group photo, the group set off on a four-hour journey from Cape Town to George, with all their gear and bikes in tow. They will meet the Australian participants in George.

For most, this is their first visit to Africa. However, the team can rely on the experience of Michael and Carolyn Cripps, who are completing this event for the sixth consecutive year, making them the record-holders for participating in the ABC Charity Challenge.

We wish our intrepid hikers and cyclists all the very best as they begin their week-long adventure in aid of children with burns.