Alongside the Red Sea
Day Two got off to a great start, and although it was a long 170 km ride, the riders were energized and in high spirits as they rode alongside the Red Sea assisted by a good tail wind. A delicious meal the night before, prepared by Emeco, our tour facilitators, also helped! We camped in the desert with the Red Sea in sight, and some of the riders took the opportunity to take a dip in it â€“ as our next shower is two days away in Luxor.
South African rider, Darrel Wratten said “It’s good. I’m not really a cyclist. Today was tough; it is about 150 kms more than I usually ride?” Wratten said he undertook the challenge of riding the Tour to “acquire some proof of life’ existence.” “Every day, life is so structured and organized, every day is the same,” he said. “But out here, I’m meeting different people and seeing Africa.” The Tour will continue for another day and half before turning inland towards the Nile River.