We often get really tired of the city, pack our bags and head out for a weekend of relaxation. Whether it is with a bicycle, running shoes, hiking boots or binoculars each of us have our own way of escaping. Often these trips are completely unplanned and they are the ones that turn out to be the greatest experiences. It is not often though that you have a life changing experience on a weekend like this.
Well this is exactly how one of the guests at the recent Bezhoek Extreme Ladies Skills Experience described the weekend. When you sign up for what you believe to be a normal MTB Skills Clinic and instead you are treated to this level of hospitality it changes your perception of Skills Clinics forever.
The weekend was presented in partnership with LIV whom Sarah Hill represents as an ambassador and with Theresa Ralph from the Galileo Risk Pro Ladies Team as hosts, there weren’t a single dull moment the entire weekend. The pictures of these two girls on social media, however crazy they seem, don’t do them any justice. Theresa took on the responsibility of Head Girl making sure everybody was on time and keeping the pack together on the outrides. Sarah assumed responsibility of Drill Sergeant, setting the pace in front and calling out everybody that rode the drops like “Pansies”.
There are really some things you have to experience for yourself. This is one of those things.
Of course these two ladies are not only great entertainers. Both Sarah and Theresa are coaching and helps a a number of athletes setting and achieving their goals.
Those that attended any of the previous events know exactly what Bezhoek Hospitality is all about. To compliment the skills sessions Zwarts & Kirstein Dietitians presented a workshop on sports nutrition while Jaco Ferreira facilitated a session on training plans and body conditioning. The feedback was EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT and more EXCELLENT and it made many take a critical look at “what” and “how much” they take to eat and drink on the bike.
If you are a cyclist you’ll know that the highlight of any day is the moment you get on the bike. A purpose built 1.5km skills track was finished just a week earlier to ensure that the two Pro’s have all the necessary obstacles to work with and this is really where all the fun started. Throughout the weekend there were multiple opportunities to ride the skills course and the daily outrides offered everybody to apply their newly acquired skills. The game drives and Saturday evening dinner was just the cherry on the cake. One couldn’t have asked for better weather and guests were treated to some of the best sunsets Bezhoek has to offer.
The Team is already busy planning the next Skills Experience. You don’t have to ride like a pansy to qualify for an entry. If you are interested and want to get onto the waiting list please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know the moment the dates have been confirmed.