Short introduction with a photo of each one of the four bikers.
Richard Bennett (50) is a sheep and cattle farmer near the small town of Adelaide in the Eastern Cape. Farming is his passion and the only bike he has ever ridden is the old one on the farm, so it came as a total surprise to his family when he purchased his bright green KLR to attempt this trip. With a year of preparation, and the support of his wife and children, and the involvement of the other 2 farmers and the Greek, he is now ready to tackle the exciting dream of Cape to Cairo on a bike.
Rufus Dreyer (41) lived his whole life on the Farm Killaloe in the Post Retief area north of Adelaide. He and his lovely wife, with their three sons moved to a Dairy Farm near Oysterbay a few years ago. He has always loved new challenges and bought his KLR in 2010, after talking to Richard. Life is short, opportunities seldom reoccur and tomorrow might be too late….
Norman Emslie (53) father of three adult children and the only grandfather in the group. Together with my wife Cheryl, son Brad, we farm merino sheep, beef cattle and Angora goats. I have been farming in the Adelaide district for more than 30yrs. Until now life has been about work and very little play. I have no illusions about this trip being daunting, however it must surely be an experience of a life time and I feel very privileged to be part of this group. On reaching Cairo my son Dale (who is working in Dubai) and two of his mates will be riding 3 of these bikes back to S.A.