March is always a really busy month in Cape Town and this year was no exception. What was different was the dreadful fire that ravaged the Southern peninsula burning 5000 hectares of mostly fynbos. Despite the amazing work of the firefighters and the community, several properties were burned and one helicopter pilot unfortunately lost his life.
Access to the fire affected areas is limited. I went up to the Constantia area in to meet up with Jessica Knight and talk about her training for the Joburg2c bike race. 900km in 9 days.
I know nothing about cycling and even less about the preparation for a long race but am aware that there are many devices used for tracking the distance cycled. Jessica has trained for over 96 hours so far this year in preparation. Much of that has been off road through the National Parks. She was one of the last cyclists in the Silvermine area before it was burnt.
Jessica is raising funds for the Breast Course 4 Nurses as she rides with her sister and will be blogging about her adventures. Please follow her on her blog and visit our website if you would like to support them by sponsoring the Breast Course 4 Nurses.