FirstRand Trans Africa Riders Set off!

Posted in: Blog, Corporate, Progress on May 6, 2018

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Today, Sunday 06 May, our FirstRand Trans Africa cyclists and support team left Durban to head to Knysna – the start point of their 12 stage, 1200 km journey!

No doubt, the nerves are setting in!

On 18 March, many of the riders did a recce ride of the FRTA “Stage 10”, after completing the “Saffire Berg 100” the day before.  They completed 55 km of the 133 km scheduled for this leg of the adventure– opening their eyes to just how difficult this journey was going to be!

To date, all the riders and support team have been working extremely hard to raise awareness and finance for the event. They have an audacious goal of R1million for the Ingane Yami Children’s Village Education Trust.  This Trust was put in place by the 2016 Riders who had the  vision to support the education of the children at Ingane Yami from Grade RR through to Tertiary education!

Thus far the 2018 team has managed to raise an AMAZING R667,000!!  Thanks to our Title Sponsor, FirstRand, the entire amount raised goes directly towards the EduFund.

We are so grateful for other companies such as Leigh Group, Buckman Laboratories. Intertek, Momentum, Impro Technologies, Afripack, Ed Export Services, Dezzo Roofing, Cargo Services, CHEP, Travel Dynamix, JT Ross and many more, who have gotten behind the vision of the Adventure.

“Like” their Facebook page, to follow the journey of our 2018 Riders.

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