ON A RECENT BIKING trip through Egypt traveling with Egypt Bike and Sail, I was introduced to athlete Alpha Bennett by Ann Lombardi of The Trip Chicks. A lady of few yet poignant words, we quickly realized Alpha was a doer, not a talker. She frequently left us behind as we cycled through the Arabian Desert.
Intrigued by her athleticism and discipline, I caught up with Alpha over lunch in Luxor for a few words.
Born on March 10, 1938 in Bermuda, Alpha spent her childhood in the port town of Hamilton before moving to New York to live with her aunt at the age of 14.