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Matt Damon goes tandem on century ride

Posted Mar 10 2009 3:03pm


OK, it was a 110 Kilometers and not 100 miles, but that' s still 66 miles, and a pretty darn long way to ride for anybody not into Ironman triathlons.

The ride was the annual Cape Argus Tour in New Zealand.

It was fabulous! Of course I would do it again! ” yelled Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon as he climbed off his bike.

Damon2 According to The Times:

"Damon, in Cape Town to film The Human Factor, about the 1995 Rugby World Cup, under the direction of Clint Eastwood, was joined by his younger brother, Kyle, on a tandem.

“We’ve never been on a tandem before,” Matt said, adding that he was concerned about the wind."

This year’s race was billed as the most challenging in the event’s 32-year history because of the gale-force winds of up to 140km/h.

The Damon brothers, who arrived at the finish shortly before the seven-hour cut-off time, were whisked away in a golf cart seconds after climbing off their bike to applause and loud whistling by the crowd.

“We had to call a mechanic, our bike was stuck in one gear,” a sweaty Matt said.

The star of the Bourne films cycled to raise funds for the charity Make A Difference."

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