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Andrew's Cape Epic Journey for Teddy Bear Foundation

Andrew's Cape Epic Journey for Teddy Bear Foundation

Personal message

On Sunday the 18th March, I will be commencing the “Tour de France” of mountain biking – the Absa Cape Epic. The Epic is an 8 Day mountain bike stage race and is renowned world-wide as literally “The Toughest Mountain Bike Race on the Planet”. As a mountain biker, it has always been one of my bucket list events and due to a very understanding wife and family, as well as many many hours of training and lots of support from my riding partner, I will now be able to line up alongside the world’s best mountain bikers to take on this monster challenge.

As part of the challenge, and to make the event meaningful beyond my own personal journey, I have decided to raise awareness by cycling and raising much needed funds for a charity that I have been associated with for a number of years and one which is very close to my heart - The Teddy Bear Foundation (“TBF”). The TBF provides specialized care, protection and support to young victims of sexual abuse. Their amazing staff assists young survivors and their families to make that healing possible by minimizing the effects of sexual abuse. For more information on the Teddy Bear Foundation, please click on the link -

My goal is to raise R50,000 for the TBF which will greatly assist these children in their journey towards healing. I'm therefore reaching out to all of you to please give generously and donate to this extremely worthwhile cause.  Please donate to be a part of the journey and stop the cycle of abuse.

Your support in a Journey Towards Healing will change many young lives for the future generation.


Some Details on the Absa Cape Epic                                                                      

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised and largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world and is also the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie (out of category) by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The Epic must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams allowed to ride the race. The route changes every year, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700 untamed kilometres of unspoilt scenery and 15 000m of accumulated climbing.


If you want to find out more about the demanding route for this year’s race, please click on the link below:



Name Comment Date Amount
Reggie Hope you have an amazing ride Andrew for this wonderful cause. Mar 21, 2018 R 1 028.20
Roland Clarke Hope my little contribution can ease the difficulty in another child. Mar 19, 2018 R 1 010.00
Shaun and Claudia All the very best Andrew!! Brilliant cause! Mar 18, 2018 R 1 028.20
The Smiths All the best for the race, hope you boys have a great ride! Mar 17, 2018 R 514.10
Mark & Robyn Good luck - no doubt all your hard work and training will pay off! Mar 17, 2018 R 1 000.00
Sarah and Austin All the best! Mar 16, 2018 R 1 233.84
Nic&Shirley; Good luck Andrew. All the hard work is done... time to enjoy. Mar 16, 2018 R 1 028.20
Tebbutt Family Good Luck!! Mar 16, 2018 R 514.10
John & Sue Robinson Good luck Boet and Terence - keep it together ! Mar 16, 2018 R 3 084.60
Wendy Addinall Good luck and all the best ! Mar 16, 2018 R 1 000.00
Big Dave Good luck on your epic journey! Mar 16, 2018 R 210.00
Terence Training is done - lets do this thing partner!!! Mar 16, 2018 R 2 056.40
Ems Great cause and impressive challenge! Good Luck!! Mar 16, 2018 R 1 028.20
Matt, Tom & Dani Good luck, Dad!!! Mar 16, 2018 R 300.00
Natalie Good luck... an amazing cause and hats off for being so supportive of this! Mar 15, 2018 R 200.00
Warren All the best bud. Mar 14, 2018 USD $ 89.21
Amanda Thanks for raising this money. My heart aches thinking of sexually abused children. Mar 14, 2018 R 205.64
Renee good luck with ride and gathering donations Mar 14, 2018 R 102.82
Catherine "May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back." All the best for a brilliant cause! Mar 14, 2018 R 1 028.20
Amanda Booyens Good luck!! Mar 14, 2018 R 500.00
Armstrong's Good luck Mrs !! Its going to be awesome. Let me know if you would like to borrow the Vulture airbrakes for those descents .... Mar 13, 2018 R 1 028.20
Doug de Bruyn Good luck and take a moment to enjoy the experience, Andrew! Mar 13, 2018 R 514.10
Clare and Cormac Best of luck, Andrew! Mar 12, 2018 R 205.64
Colin Stansfield Great cause , enjoy the ride . Mar 12, 2018 R 514.10
Paul Kennedy Good luck and enjoy mate Mar 12, 2018 R 1 028.20
Cawse Family All the best Andrew! Mar 11, 2018 R 1 028.20
Steve Brown Good luck! Mar 09, 2018 R 514.10
Adriaan Otto All the best! Have a fun! Mar 09, 2018 R 514.10
Saints Guest lodge Good luck and safe cycling! Mar 09, 2018 R 500.00
Adrian Good luck. Give it horns Mar 07, 2018 USD $ 44.62
Melissa your Pilates Partner The ''epic" journey was the getting here, so now just go and enjoy! Mar 07, 2018 R 300.00
Britton's Good luck and be safe Mar 07, 2018 R 359.87
Petri Have a great ride, hopefully we can share through the pics and updates! Mar 06, 2018 R 1 028.20
Trevor Good luck and enjoy. Looking forward to hearing about it over a cold beer. Mar 05, 2018 R 1 028.20
Spies Fam Great initiative! Ride safe and all the best Andrew! Mar 05, 2018 R 510.00
Neil Wilson Have a great ride ! Mar 05, 2018 R 2 056.40
Ray & Nicole Have a fantastic race Andrew! Mar 04, 2018 R 514.10
Aad & Linda Keep safe, Andrew and enjoy this amazing experience Mar 04, 2018 R 514.10
Bruno Vaz Go Alex!! You can do it!!! Mar 02, 2018 R 500.00
Nielen vd Vyver Good luck and enjoy bud! Mar 02, 2018 R 1 028.20
Guy Train hard, win easy. You are super-strong, so enjoy the most amazing MTB race in the world!! Mar 02, 2018 R 5 141.00
Tracey Awesome charity Andrew! All the best Mar 01, 2018 R 1 028.20
Johannes van Lierop Good Luck Andrew, make us proud Mar 01, 2018 R 1 000.00
Tomlinson's Good luck Aaaandrew. Peddle safely! Mar 01, 2018 USD $ 84.82
James Good luck Feb 28, 2018 R 5 141.00
Jimbo & Jax Clucas Incredible event for and incredible cause. Good Luck! Feb 28, 2018 R 514.10
Leigh Good luck Andrew! Great cause Feb 28, 2018 R 1 028.20
Zeus I’m proud of you! Pls come back in one piece Feb 28, 2018 R 1 028.20
Macdonald & Company All the best for your journey Andrew. Enjoy! The Macdonald & Company Team Feb 28, 2018 R 1 028.20
Christine Good Luck Andrew! All that hard work is going to make this a breeze Feb 28, 2018 R 514.10
Dave Good luck Andrew, keep it rubber side down! Feb 28, 2018 R 1 010.00
Roy Daniels Good luck Missus, be safe Feb 28, 2018 R 1 028.20
Lennox Family Good luck Andrew! Feb 28, 2018 R 514.10
Jeffrey Richarrd Great Cause! Feb 27, 2018 R 257.05
Carol and Rod Good luck, make memories xx Feb 27, 2018 R 514.10
Greg Sacks Good luck Andrew. Ride safe and enjoy! Feb 27, 2018 R 514.10
Debbie Good luck, Andrew! Great race and for a great cause! Feb 27, 2018 R 1 028.20
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Donations to date

R 54 625.03

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

The Teddy Bear Foundation for Abused Children

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The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) originated in 1986 in response to an urgent need for medical examinations for sexually abused children. From there it has grown into a fully fledged service for abused children which includes: Forensic medical examinations, forensic assessments, counseling, psychological testing and more recently a diversion programme for youth sexual offenders. As an NGO, our concern is not only to support children and families affected by abuse but also to promote: “CHILD ABUSE NO MORE”.