BLOEM & PE
This road crew plans its routes on an impromptu basis. Although Bloemfontein is mostly flat, their ride sometimes takes them hill-hunting across the city. If not, they make their way out of town, sometimes going all the way to Dewetsdorp – a round trip of 160km, give or take. The rides attract anything from 10 to 40 riders; they are a group for all types; and although most of the regular riders aren’t novices, they will turn back for slower riders who are.
“This ride has a friendly vibe with lots of joking, which keeps this crew ticking, although the roadies are sometimes more serious than the mountain bikers. When we do intervals, we ride hard, and try to do fun things too. We train together, and we always help each other – no matter what.”
– Francois Oosthuizen, ride organiser
Contact Francois on Whatsapp at
083 625 6196, to be included on the Whatsapp group.