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Warrior On Wheels at Ceres Zip Slide Adventures

As far as adventures go, this definitely has to be one of our highlights. For a family of three that are terrified of heights, we are now ziplining fans, eager to go back for more, thanks to the amazing team at Ceres Zip Slide Adventures. A few months ago we found ourselves standing on the first platform of another zip slide, in howling, freezing wind and we will admit, we chickened out. So this t...
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Sidecar Adventures

We spent a wonderful morning doing a guided sidecar adventure from Sea Point to Eden on the Bay, stopping for hot chocolate and milkshakes before making our way back. Rod and I have been on a few bike adventures, but Damian hadn’t had his turn until this special occasion, taking a tour in a WW2 Vintage bike and sidecar. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a different experience of Cape Town.
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Argus 2015 – Solidarity Ride

When we were first asked by the Chaeli Campaign if we were participating in the Cycle Tour this year, I said we were giving it a skip as circumstances didn’t allow for me to be prepared enough to take part again. When they called again and asked for my reasons, I didn’t quite expect the call to end the way it did… 1. Damian had outgrown his buggy – no problem, the Chaeli Campaign had a spar...
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Horseback Safari

When Damian heard that everyone was going horseriding, there was no way he was going to be left out – horseriding is one of his favourite things to do, as is it mine. Damian battles to sit on a horse properly because of the spasticity in his legs, so he has only ever been led around on short rides, and most recently, only bareback as he can’t sit on a saddle anymore. When my brother, Graham, said ...
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Pick ‘n Pay Cape Argus Momentum Cycle Tour 2014

I wasn't planning on doing the Argus this year. Although we wanted to, financial and logistical reasons prevented us from entering. However 5 weeks before the race, I received an e-mail from the cycle tour offices asking if Damian and I were participating. They told me if the only reason was that we hadn't entered, it wasn't too late and offered complimentary entries for Damian, myself and a suppo...
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A Hike through Robberg Nature Reserve

It has been a while since our last hike - farm life has been keeping us busy with adventures of a different kind - but when the opportunity arose to hike through Robberg, Damian and I both jumped at the chance. A fellow volunteer joined us so we were happy to have company on what we had been told was a difficult walk. Our aim was the lighthouse, which is at the point - and the longest route of 9.2...
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Railroad Adventures and Riding for a Cause

On Sunday 16th June, we joined Elton Davids for the last home stretch of his #domore ride from Knysna to Cape Town to create awareness for the Chaeli Campaign's goal of raising funds for the new early learning centre. We had enthusiastically agreed to join several weeks ago, but in the rush of everything to do with our new life situation, it was only last moment that I realised our transport di...
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Two Oceans Half Marathon

When Graeme Keehn called to ask if Damian would like to join him on the Two Oceans 21.1km half marathon - I didn't think I'd need to convince Damian. I was right. After doing the Gun Run with Graeme last year, Damian told me he wants to go again - and next time I must stay home! I love to be with Damian on his adventures, but the Gun Run made me realise my limitations - so I was thrilled that ...
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Lion’s Head

On 21st March we put into action our longtime plans of climbing Lion's Head. We had a perfect morning and arrived at around 10am. Being a public holiday there were many other hikers on the route as well. The stretch up until the actual climbing starts wasn't too strenuous and we took an easy walk. However, the section where the rocks start becomes a little trickier when carrying a child on you...
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Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour 2013

After a long wait and intense training, Damian and I finally achieved our goal of cycling in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour together on Sunday 10th March. We are extremely grateful to the organisers for the extra lengths they went to in order to ensure safety and inclusion for the four special teams participating for the first time in the history of the Cycle Tour. We are also deeply appreciative for...
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