THE FREEDOM CHALLENGE RACE ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA
07 Jun 2019
Another year, another adventure… They say the older you get the slower you go, but I can still go far! This year’s adventure is hopefully as far as I will ever have to go on a mountain bike. 2,300km riding, pushing, pulling, and carrying my mountain bike over mountains, through valleys and crossing rivers. 37,000m vertical climbing, most days cycling / moving in excess of 12 hours and in temperatures ranging from -15 to 35 degrees. For colourful information on the event, The Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa, visit https://www.freedomchallenge.org.za/index.php/2015-01-17-17-56-04/rasa-race-across-south-africa
I have 26 days to complete the race, and I will have 3 mates riding with me. There is live tracking of the whole event, and you can “dot watch” us all the way as we make our way from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town. We are starting on the 20th of June.
As with previous years I want to make my efforts worthwhile and support a charity. The last charity chosen, CUDO, was so well supported that I have decided to support them again. For more information visit http://www.cudo.capetown/. CUDO is a long-standing reputable charity, and their focus is on the forgotten Karoo towns (e.g. Loeriesfontein, Brandvlei, Fraserburg, Sutherland etc.). The CUDO focus is not only on helping the young and elderly with food and medical supplies, but also on pet care, legal advice, and many other aspects of everyday life.
CUDO is a registered NPO. Donations will be supported with an 18A tax certificate to validate tax claims (yes, you save tax!) and donating companies will also receive a BEE certificate which will count towards Socio Economic Development spend.
Please make sure you donate directly to CUDO’s bank account (as per the website) and use your email address as reference. CUDO administration will then contact you to coordinate the certificates.
A big thank you to my kit and nutrition sponsors:
- Anuva Investments (12J Investment). If you are looking for great investment opportunities with substantial tax saving benefits, look no further. https://anuvainvestments.co.za/
- Hammer Nutrition SA. I must provide my own race fuel during the day, and it was not a difficult decision to team up with the best. http://www.hammernutrition.co.za/
- PKF Constantia Valley. Thanks for giving me time off!
Thanking you in anticipation for your kind support for this very worthy cause.