Sgt Doig starts Basic Training

From Andrew Doig in Kenya:

My training for the 2011 Classic Safari Rally started this morning, with a 25 km ride on my mountain bike.

I left my house on Soysambu Ranch at the bottom of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley at 06.30 AM. I’d not taken to the pedals for a few months, so I was a little rusty. The first 15 kms of the ride are uphill, which gets the heart beating a little faster! It was a great ride though.

The thick green grass is lush after the recent rains, with a lot of wildlife to see on the ranch. I saw impala, zebra, buffalo, eland, jackal, flamingos, pelicans and countless other small birds.

After an hour and a half I was back at home, quite tired, but feeling fresh. I soon got stuck into a huge slice of fresh pineapple, followed by some eggs on a big slice of gammon ham!

I just have to keep doing that 3 times a week, for 6 months, and we will be good to go rallying for the Race4Change: 10 days across East Africa. Bring it on!

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