In the previous years before Covid, the Cycle Challenge went through Botswana, to Victoria Falls and back down through the Zambezi region (previously known as the Caprivi Strip). However, due to Covid, the Challenge hasn’t happened for the last two years. This year, we have decided to keep it in the country due to the strict border crossing requirements and risks. We will be cycling over 12 days from Windhoek to Luderitz via Sossusvlei using the dirt roads.
The St George’s Round Square Cycle Challenge was started by the late Mrs Hella Rust, College HOD, in 2016 as part of the Adventure component of our White Blazer Round Square program at St George’s. It is a required component for any student who wants to earn the prestigious Round Square white blazer.
We have felt that the best way to honour Mrs Rust was to continue with what she started and the legacy that she left here at the school but also in the rest of the country and the cycling community. We will be dedicating this trip to her, and thus, our shirts have the hashtag #iride4hella. She played a pivotal role in cycling in Namibia and impacted so many of our students.
We plan to keep a daily blog on the St George's School website as far as internet connection allows us to promote this trip and the relationship with Hella.