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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 - http://ttbc.org.za/

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:

https://www.cape-epic.com/riders/the-2018-race/the-2018-route

 

Donations

  • Mar 29, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done on a great achievement and very happy to contribute to your cause" - Nelson Rodrigues

  • Mar 27, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "Good luck Andy" - Ehlers family

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hope you have an amazing ride Andrew for this wonderful cause." - Reggie

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hope my little contribution can ease the difficulty in another child. " - Roland Clarke

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the very best Andrew!! Brilliant cause!" - Shaun and Claudia

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best for the race, hope you boys have a great ride!" - The Smiths

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck - no doubt all your hard work and training will pay off! " - Mark & Robyn

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 233.84
  • "All the best!" - Sarah and Austin

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Andrew. All the hard work is done... time to enjoy. " - Nic&Shirley;

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck!! " - Tebbutt Family

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 3 084.60
  • "Good luck Boet and Terence - keep it together !" - John & Sue Robinson

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and all the best ! " - Wendy Addinall

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck on your epic journey!" - Big Dave

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Training is done - lets do this thing partner!!!" - Terence

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Great cause and impressive challenge! Good Luck!!" - Ems

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck, Dad!!! " - Matt, Tom & Dani

  • Mar 15, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck... an amazing cause and hats off for being so supportive of this!" - Natalie

  • Mar 14, 2018 - USD $ 89.21
  • "All the best bud. " - Warren

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for raising this money. My heart aches thinking of sexually abused children. " - Amanda

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "good luck with ride and gathering donations" - Renee

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • ""May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back." All the best for a brilliant cause!" - Catherine

  • Mar 14, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!!" - Amanda Booyens

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Mrs !! Its going to be awesome. Let me know if you would like to borrow the Vulture airbrakes for those descents ...." - Armstrong's

  • Mar 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck and take a moment to enjoy the experience, Andrew!" - Doug de Bruyn

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Best of luck, Andrew!" - Clare and Cormac

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Great cause , enjoy the ride ." - Colin Stansfield

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and enjoy mate" - Paul Kennedy

  • Mar 11, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best Andrew!" - Cawse Family

  • Mar 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck!" - Steve Brown

  • Mar 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best! Have a fun!" - Adriaan Otto

  • Mar 09, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck and safe cycling!" - Saints Guest lodge

  • Mar 07, 2018 - USD $ 44.62
  • "Good luck. Give it horns" - Adrian

  • Mar 07, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "The ''epic" journey was the getting here, so now just go and enjoy!" - Melissa your Pilates Partner

  • Mar 07, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Good luck and be safe" - Britton's

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have a great ride, hopefully we can share through the pics and updates!" - Petri

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and enjoy. Looking forward to hearing about it over a cold beer." - Trevor

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Great initiative! Ride safe and all the best Andrew! " - Spies Fam

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Have a great ride ! " - Neil Wilson

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Have a fantastic race Andrew!" - Ray & Nicole

  • Mar 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Keep safe, Andrew and enjoy this amazing experience " - Aad & Linda

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Go Alex!! You can do it!!!" - Bruno Vaz

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and enjoy bud!" - Nielen vd Vyver

  • Mar 02, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Train hard, win easy. You are super-strong, so enjoy the most amazing MTB race in the world!!" - Guy

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Awesome charity Andrew! All the best" - Tracey

  • Mar 01, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck Andrew, make us proud" - Johannes van Lierop

  • Mar 01, 2018 - USD $ 84.82
  • "Good luck Aaaandrew. Peddle safely!" - Tomlinson's

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good luck" - James

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Incredible event for and incredible cause. Good Luck!" - Jimbo & Jax Clucas

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Andrew! Great cause" - Leigh

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "I’m proud of you! Pls come back in one piece" - Zeus

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best for your journey Andrew. Enjoy! The Macdonald & Company Team" - Macdonald & Company

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Andrew! All that hard work is going to make this a breeze" - Christine

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck Andrew, keep it rubber side down!" - Dave

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Missus, be safe " - Roy Daniels

  • Feb 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Andrew! " - Lennox Family

  • Feb 27, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Great Cause!" - Jeffrey Richarrd

  • Feb 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck, make memories xx" - Carol and Rod

  • Feb 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Andrew. Ride safe and enjoy!" - Greg Sacks

  • Feb 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck, Andrew! Great race and for a great cause! " - Debbie

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 57 635.03

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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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”.