Prince William rescued a female rider who fell into difficulties on his charity motorcycle ride yesterday (20.10.08).
The royal – who is taking part in the 1,000-mile ride across South Africa alongside his brother Prince Harry – stopped to help the woman after she started to fall behind the rest of the team as they struggled to ride up a steep gorge.
William rode her heavy bike to the peak before walking back to collect his own.
The group then continued on the rest of the eight-hour trek without incident and were the first team to reach their hotel beside the Indian Ocean in Transkei.
The princes – who are raising money for several charities including the Sentebale fund, which Harry founded to help children with HIV in Lesotho – began the rally on Saturday (18.10.08) and are riding in a team of 10, including a police bodyguard and Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy’s brother Shaun.
Before they set off, Prince William predicted: “We’ll both fall off lots off times, I can tell you now. We both ride bikes at the moment on the road, but on-road biking is nothing compared to this.”
Prince Harry added he was looking forward to spending time with his brother, and to raising money for charity.
He said: “We never really spend any time together – we’ve got separate jobs going on at the moment. But it’s great fun – well I don’t know yet, we’ll have to tell you afterwards. We might argue, we might have a bit of fun.”