Members of the Team Bhoni4Kasi, who participated in the recent Cape Epic, completed the notoriously difficult cycle race with broken shoes and borrowed bicycles.
The ABSA Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike race held in the Western Cape, and has been accredited with the hors categorie – meaning that it is beyond categorisation – by the Union Cycliste Internationale. It began in 2004, and lasts for eight days.
A social media user, Shawn Benjamin, shared the inspiring story of how Linda Dlamini, who raced for Team Bhoni4Kasi, completed the prologue stage of the cycle with a pair of broken sneakers on her feet.
“A week ago Linda Dhlamini cycled the prologue of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race wearing a broken pair of sneakers (zoom in and have a look at his shoes). Most people did not give him a chance of getting past day one. Tomorrow he will hopefully cross the finish line. I do not know if he will see this post but please give him a few words of encouragement. Linda enjoy the last day and have a blast,” Benjamin told GoodThingsGuy.
The team started the race on basic, entry-level bicycles, flat peddles and had no bibs. They still managed to complete the race, while being in competition with the world’s best.