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Two Old Farts on Bikes

Two Old Farts on Bikes

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The Freedom Challenge has a scholarship charity that they raise funds for. Awarding scholarships to deserving students down in the Maluti area. The thing I like about it is that it pays for the education of a school kid who may end up becoming a leader in his or her area or in the future the country, and maybe we can get a leader who passed woodwork not like our current crowd. Tim and I have decided along with a lot of the other guys riding that we would like to support the scholarship fund raising efforts, and we will be linking a page to the blog that you can log into and make a donation. Even if its small it all counts, if all riders in this years Freedom Challenge raise R1000.00 each that will sponsor two kids. Hopefully we raise more. Your help is needed please -track us on


Name Comment Date Amount
lost again hope it's getting warmer :-) Jun 20, 2011 R 100.00
lost have fun! Jun 17, 2011 R 100.00
Andrew Hudson Take care and good luck! Jun 14, 2011 R 200.00
anon wishing you loads of fun and few falls! Jun 12, 2011 R 250.00
Bobbi Stenning You must be mad but good luck Jun 06, 2011 R 200.00
Old soldier Keep warm Jun 03, 2011 R 2 000.00
Debbie & Mike Harrison Two Old Farts - so apt, love the NAME!! Go you good thing, Andy, I see you baby, shaking that @SS. xx Jun 03, 2011 R 100.00 Good luck! May 30, 2011 R 2 000.00
steve OI OI your arse better be in tatters after this & I don't mean from the saddle either lol May 29, 2011 R 250.00
Ali Cave Wishing u strength daily til the finish!!! May 28, 2011 R 250.00
Sue Drake as promised May 16, 2011 R 250.00
KJ Good luck guys and.....try not to get too lost! May 07, 2011 R 500.00
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Donations to date

R 6 200.00

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00

Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund

Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund Logo

Over the last number of years participants in the events arranged by the Freedom Challenge have expressed an interest in giving back something to the people along the route. After much consideration we have decided that a good starting point would be to establish an educational fund to benefit the scholars living along the Mehloding section of the trail. This section falls within the area formerly known as the Transkei and has been identified in various social development studies as one of the poorest parts of the South Africa.

The Fund offers a 3 year scholarships for promising students to attend the private school located at the Mariazell Mission just below the Malekhalonyane Chalets which is one of our support stations used for the Ride Across South Africa and Ride to Rhodes events.

We are now challenging the 2014 FC participants to let their mountain biking passion benefit the local communities that span the Freedom Trail. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute directly to uplift the knowledge and lives of individuals and communities through education.

The Fund is run under the auspices of The Freedom Challenge’s annual, extreme and unsupported, mountain bike race extending from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town This is a project of the Freedom Trail Foundation.