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Friday, 11 June 2010 - 13:54

Day 253 - Thurs 10 June, 20,171km Ventersdorp, SA

Getting up at the crack of dawn I headed out into the freezing cold with a FIFA film crew to shoot a segment that will hopefully be aired prior to Saturday's show down. Suffering from an unpleasant cold and with limited time available it'll be interesting to see how it pans out.

By the time we eventually got back on the road to Rustenburg it was lunchtime and a horrendous head wind had picked up, making progress agonisingly slow and we were each soon embroiled in our own silent worlds of misery battling against the elements. Finally conquering the short distance to Ventersdorp (Eugene Terreblanche's home town) Magda and Johan of Mosaic B&B have kindly taken us in for the night and shown us some truly delicious and copious hospitality!

Massive thanks to everyone at the British school of Cordoba for raising a whooping £827 for re-cycle through a sponsored walk and run- great effort kids!!


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Goal !!

Wonderful effort Rob! Look forward to seeing you in Cape Town. Pity they didnt know you were in Rustenburg - you might have got the goalie job!

i love the Fifa clip you look

i love the Fifa clip you look like such a pro! and you are sporting such an awesome T-shirt!!!!


Your phenomenal endurance will be useful to lift the spirits of your countrymen after England's first game, Rob!  However, your fund raising for the ReCycle Charity is truly impressive - 'cos those Bertha clones are going to make a huge difference to people's lives. Here's to the growth of more innovative ecological ideas that benefit communities ... and for an inspirational game from the Kiwi team, on Tuesday!  ;-))




Hi Rob, this is Harry. I am back in Steamboat after doing a 40 day fundraising ride for the American Cancer Society to Mexico. You are right, bike touring is amazing. I love it. I used a Bob trailer, I liked it. Mike and I are planning a ride next spring on the west coast from Canada to Mexico. You should join us. 

I hope you get to watch the Word Cup a lot and your team wins, it didn't look too good yesterday with your goalie. Good job on your completion on your journey. I guess you owe Mike and I a lot, ha ha ha. Without us you would have never done the swim. No just kidding, but thanks for the experience. I will never forget that day when you swam across the Straight of Gibraltar. I will never forget you Rob. You gave me the idea to ride my bike for a good cause, and more importantly I want to ride my bike through Africa as well. I have been telling everybody about you, when they told me how cool it was that I rode 3350 km to my friends wedding. I tell them, that was nothing. You should know my English friend Rob, he rode his bike for over 20 000 km through Africa. Amazing Rob!!! You are the man.  See you Rob

Harry the Austrian

You are a legend!

So proud of you Rob and the incredible amount of money you have raised!  You are an inspiration!  Enjoy the World Cup - you have certainly earned it!  Lots of love from New Zealand!

Rob, so proud of you. You're

Rob, so proud of you. You're there! What a momentous achievement. Your Granddad Les, said, "I have to be the best at whatever I do." You've certainly been, "The Best". Looking forward to Monday! Jen and Dave

woop woop

You've made it old man! never doubted you for a second..I think Rico and I agreed - "if anyone is going to do this - its Rob" you are one crazy mofo and we all love you for it! Enjoy the well deserved football, beers, friends and family in SA, and a much needed break from Bertha...I reckon you will be missing her soon enough though...cant wait for the next challenge...????!!!!

The yellow line

To see that little yellow line on the tracker get to Rustenberg at 1pm today is very emotional, Rob. We have followed every single dot all the way and I can't tell you how pleased we are for you. It's a heck of a story, which has enriched all our lives. Very well done!

Nick G

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