Day 6 Cape Town to Bar­ry­dale via Cape Agul­has 407km

I’m not sure how many won­der­ful moments we can have in a day before you become numb to the bless­ings of each one. Some­times it is impor­tant to
have things not going smoothly, a dis­ap­pointment of sorts, or a big gap with a dose of bore­dom thrown in to help us appre­ci­ate those times of spe­cial beauty, sup­port, excite­ment and cama­raderie which is a big part of doing a tour like this.


In Cape Town we didn’t get many con­trasts. It was pretty much all good, great actu­ally. We were quite sad to leave, but when we got up at 5am, Angus had the cof­fee ready and it was time for the next leg of our quest.

The coastal road to Cape Agul­has was incred­i­bly scenic as always, and the beau­ti­ful Armelle and her friend joined us for the first few km. (I should have writ­ten down his name — can only remem­ber his bike — impres­sive KTM 950 Adven­ture).

The main rea­son we had to route via Cape Agul­has, was because when Dave did his first jour­ney around the world, his start­ing point was Cape Agul­has, but the pho­tos he took never came out, so this was a spe­cial moment for him and the whole team


From there off to Coun­try Pump­kin in Bar­ry­dale. The visit with Dereck a whole chap­ter onto itself.

Through­out our vis­its in and around Cape Town Angus and Der­rick were our guides, and the sup­port from them invalu­able. As our jour­ney con­tin­ues the sup­port from the MOTHs and MMA, Air­borne Rid­ers and CMA is a con­stant reminder of a kind of spe­cial broth­er­hood which joins those who have shared sim­i­lar intense experiences

Ben­e­fi­cia­ries

Cheshire Home South Africa

After more than forty eight years of ser­vice to Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties in South Africa, Cheshire Homes has accu­mu­lated a sub­stan­tial range of resources and ser­vicede­liv­ery pro­grammes, which are care­fully man­aged, in line with a ded­i­cated visio­n­and mis­sion refined in con­sul­ta­tion with Per­sons with Disabilities

Quad Para Asso­ci­a­tion of South Africa

QASA is a co-​ordinating, policy-​making, gov­ern­ing and­sup­port­ing organ­i­sa­tion.
The Asso­ci­a­tion strives to pre­vent spinal cord injury, as well as pro­tect and pro­mote the inter­ests of peo­ple with mobil­ity impair­ments by for­mu­lat­ing a national pol­icy and strat­egy, to develop and ensure the full poten­tial and qual­ity of their lives.

Main Spon­sors

Hoog­land Health Hydro

Hoogland Health Hydro

Hoog­land Health Hydro is a fam­ily owned busi­ness, spe­cial­is­ing in improv­ing phys­i­cal well­be­ing since 1977. Hoog­land prides itself in treat­ing guests as unique indi­vid­u­als and sup­port­ing and improv­ing the body’s own heal­ing abil­i­ties in a com­fort­able, nat­ural envi­ron­ment. Their team of med­ical and well­be­ing pro­fes­sion­als are highly expe­ri­enced and all cel­e­brate the tenac­ity of the human spirit. Few peo­ple embody spirit and tenac­ity as much as Dave Barr.