Saturday: Today was a normal start, and after having breakfast, and a morning Briefing, we left Fanar Du Luna at 6.30am. (See the stage notes on the Notice Board pic further down)
We were one of the first riders to start (you can leave when you are ready to go) because of our relatively slow pace. But even though most of the other riders eventually passed us, we had a good ride along the Red Sea most of the time, to the Lunch Truck at the 72km mark.
|Cycling along the Red Sea|
|Our Stage 2 Notice Board|
|The Lunch Truck at 72km mark.|
|Some of the Riders having lunch|
The second half went just as well as the first, and we managed to keep up a relatively high pace, we even had time to stop for a "coke stop". We arrived at the Amir Palace Hotel in Ras Ghareb with plenty of time to spare.
| Coke-Stop time.|
Judith and I averaged a cycling speed of 24km/hr for the Stage 2 distance of 129km. Congratulations go out to her, as it is the furthest she has ever cycled in one ride.
|The Finish at The Hotel.|
|Soup ready and waiting for us at the end of Stage 2.|
Location info: Ras Gharib
Ras Gharib is the northernmost of the markazes in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, situated on the African side of the Gulf of Suez. It has an area of 10,464.46 km². At the 2006 Egyptian national census, the population numbered 32,369.