Javascript is not enabled! Please turn on Javascript to use this site.
Mark and Derrick - 8 Seater Tandem

Mark and Derrick - 8 Seater Tandem

Personal message

Hey everyone, this year, I am joining The Cows again on a crazy mission. Together with my stoker, Derrick and 10 teams of 6 kids, we are riding the 94.7 Cycle Challenge on an 8-seater tandem! You read right! AN 8 SEATER TANDEM!!

As many of you may already know, I am an avid and competitive cyclist, welcoming many challenges on the bike but since Jan 2009, I have faced my biggest challenge yet…..off road!

I was dignosed with Bladder cancer. After 6 operations and 3 sets of chemo, I have decided that this will not get the better of me. I have sold my business and gone on semi retirement to take care of my health.  Being unable to race as competitively as in the past, I have still managed to complete a few gruelling ‘cycle tours’. These include Tour de Tuli in Botswana, Cape Epic, Namibian Tour and my latest as a marshall in the annual, Enervit sponsored, Standard Bank Cycle for Kids ride from Jhb to Dbn.

Just before last year's 94.7 Cycle Challenge,  I had a chemo series so decided to take part in the race on an ‘easy’ ride in a cow suit on behalf of CHOC. This is a worthy cause close to my heart. Together with the help and support of friends and family, I raised very close to R100 000. YAY!

 How can you help?

This year I'm riding a 8 seater tandem originally built for the Rosenkowitz sextuplet kids 30 years ago. I have managed to track this bike down and it has kindly been loaned to me by Roy Gardner. The idea this year is to take teams of 6 kids aged between 8 - 12 and ride from water point to water point changing the teams at each point.

It is my goal to get each team sponsored by companies, schools, churches etc... as well as by parents and friends of the participating children themselves. One of my companies, Enervit, as started the ball rolling by sponsoring R1000.00 per child. I'm appealing to sponsors to sponsor either myself or a team to raise R500000.00 for CHOC.

Please support me in this awesome challenge!

                 ************************************************************                                                                                                                               

CHOC 8-SEATER TANDEM “TEAM ENERVIT”

Team Enervit will be the first of 10 teams of 6 children to ride with Mark and Derrick on the 8-Seater Tandem bike to raise money for CHOC on the 21st November 2010 in the 94.7 CYCLE CHALLENGE.

The team consists of 2 girls; Heather Tanner (9yrs) and Amy Conradie (10yrs) and 4 boys; Joel Combe (9yrs), Cameron Patterson (9yrs), Brent Jamieson (9yrs) and Nicholas Mc Nally (10yrs).

Both Enervit and the children are very proud to be involved in such a worthy cause in raising both awareness and money to help children with cancer.

We thank Mark for the opportunity and salute him for his efforts in this initiative.

We are supporting you all the way!

Donations

  • Nov 29, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Go Team Emma" - Emma Durdey

  • Nov 29, 2010 - R 4 000.00
  • "Go Team Emma !" - Angie Mintchev

  • Nov 26, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "You didnt meet the Ridge boys as planned at WP1 last Sunday, but we support your wonderful cause and wish you a strong recovery." - MacRobert family

  • Nov 22, 2010 - R 2 500.00
  • "hope you didn't get the bull by the udder brudder............" - Ross Elliot

  • Nov 21, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Mark, awesome initiative. Keep inspiring others. Regards, Wayne" - Wayne Mac Farlane

  • Nov 21, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck for the Argus!!!!!!" - Luke aka Big Boy

  • Nov 21, 2010 - R 8 950.00
  • "Good luck." - Poynting Antennas

  • Nov 19, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Mr Sheriff" - Ian Jordaan

  • Nov 19, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Vasbyt!!" - The Pallisters

  • Nov 19, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Best wishes for a wonderful initiative" - Graham and Andrew

  • Nov 18, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "all the best Mark" - Shaun Holt

  • Nov 18, 2010 - R 5 000.00
  • "Awsome stuff! Good luck with the 94.7 and your health." - Tekkies & Karen

  • Nov 18, 2010 - R 6 000.00
  • "In support of children with Cancer" - Alexander Forbes

  • Nov 17, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep those legs spinning - Choc-lets!! " - D&K van der Riet

  • Nov 17, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Wishing all the Choc-lets all the best!" - Boris and Ann van der Riet

  • Nov 17, 2010 - R 150.00
  • "Great stuff! Have fun!!" - Foxy's Foods

  • Nov 16, 2010 - R 300.00
  • "You have my support all the way..." - Colleen

  • Nov 15, 2010 - R 445.00
  • "Club200 Tour Namibia refunds" - Rory & Mark T

  • Nov 13, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck, behind you all the way" - Rich and Les

  • Nov 10, 2010 - R 1 200.00
  • "Good Luck" - Toyota Cycle Lab Ladies Team and Roy

  • Nov 10, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Well done Thomas & James!!" - Mike Nolden

  • Nov 10, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and have fun - Team Choc-Lets!" - The Bergesen Family

  • Nov 09, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Great Cause" - Astra Group Holdings

  • Nov 08, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "I built the 8 seater bike you are using" - Dave Moulton

  • Nov 08, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Enjoy the ride!!!!" - The Leatherbarrow Family

  • Nov 07, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "If your legs are as good as your heart...it will be a good ride. Go Boet." - Barry and Sandy

  • Nov 06, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "very best wishes" - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Such a great idea. Good luck and hope you enjoy the ride" - Gordon and Barbara

  • Nov 03, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Good luck to the Choc-let grandchildren and everyone else involved in this wonderful venture. " - The Elferink grandparents

  • Nov 03, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Awesome effort, guys! We will be cheering you on on the day!!" - Joy van Winsen

  • Nov 03, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Mark . Keep pedalling that bike , we're all behind you !" - Rory and Sue Attridge

  • Nov 03, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Team Choc-lets" - Roland Elferink

  • Nov 02, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best Mark!" - Alex Otto

  • Oct 28, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Fantastic effort Mark/Derek and the Team" - Henry

  • Oct 27, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Awesome effort. Well done Mark and Derek." - Andre Less

  • Oct 26, 2010 - R 7 000.00
  • "Mark , Gd luck on the 8 seater , looking forward to seeing you "marshall" that beast . Ride safe . Michael " - Michael Creedon

  • Oct 26, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for getting us to Dbn safely, keep it strong." - Jobbie Roos

  • Oct 25, 2010 - R 5 000.00
  • "So excited to be a part of this. Go team CHOC-let!!" - The van der Riet Family

  • Oct 25, 2010 - R 5 550.00
  • "American Auction Cycle4kids Stander & Saucer Top" - Cycle4kids

  • Oct 25, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing work Mark! God Bless You." - FRANK SPUYT

  • Oct 25, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Great work Mark, you are one great inspiration!!" - Ian Ferguson

  • Oct 25, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Cool!" - Colin Germs

  • Oct 21, 2010 - R 5.00
  • "Keep it up." - Joe

  • Oct 20, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and thanks for helping us hit the 2h:47 time for the Shova!! " - Waldek Wasowicz

  • Oct 20, 2010 - R 6 000.00
  • "Go Team Enervit!" - Enervit

  • Oct 20, 2010 - R 5 000.00
  • "A wonderful iniative, well done" - The Hobbs Family

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wish I were there to yell you on...in the same manner that you encouraged us!" - David Feld

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 10 000.00
  • "Good luck Mark and Derrick - awesome project" - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with this initiative Sgt Major, and thx for a great tour to Durbs!" - Tom Reilly

  • Oct 18, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, Mark - and thanks for an awesome trip down to Durban, sergeant major!" - Greg Judin

  • Oct 17, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Mark!" - Howard W

  • Oct 16, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck and Enjoy the ride!!" - bottle printers of sa

  • Oct 16, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck" - Ylana

  • Oct 13, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Gryp die "koei" by die horings!!! Wish you strong legs and a safe ride, love" - Roy, Sandra, Marilise & Lama child

  • Oct 11, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ah-one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight" - Berend De Schouwer

  • Oct 08, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "Heard of your great efforts on 702" - Paul MBK

  • Oct 06, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Give it horns, Mark! " - James & Natalie Parkin

  • Oct 04, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it Mark, we are rooting for you!!" - Russel and Avrona

  • Oct 04, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "best of luck" - david s

  • Oct 04, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck" - David van Smeerdijk

  • Oct 03, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done Mark! Go get them and don't let go!" - Tom Jaquette

  • Sep 30, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep it up. You have our support." - John Sturgeon

  • Sep 29, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "We salute you in your passion for CHOC and support you guys all the way" - The Schaffner Family

  • Sep 28, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Look forward to ride, well done!" - Neil Ponting

  • Sep 28, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Great Cause - Keep it up! Regards Andrew." - Andrew Springate

  • Sep 27, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Keep on pedalling!" - Caroline Bergh

  • Sep 24, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep on doing good things in excess and being an Inspiration to All-UNI GROUP" - UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIES

  • Sep 24, 2010 - R 250.00
  • "You continue to inspire!" - Alessandro Bottega

  • Sep 23, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Mark" - Andy

  • Sep 23, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Keep fighting!!!" - Keri Millar

  • Sep 23, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Proud of you x Go Team Lama!" - Sonya, Simon, Tim

  • Sep 22, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "See you at Suikerbossie" - Dawie Nell

  • Sep 22, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Mark and Derrick. Wishing you a fabulous 94.7." - MandyGM

  • Sep 20, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Mark. We're proud of you." - Robert & Jean Frazer

  • Sep 20, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • " Well done Mark (Captain) " - Ivan Kruger.

Donate to this charity

Statistics

Donations to date

R 106 650.00

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
Donate

The Cows 2010 (Terminated see 2011)

The Cows 2010 (Terminated see 2011) Logo

The Cows represent people with a passion for life and a desire to support initiatives that make a difference.  We say … LOVE LIVING LIFE! Have fun whilst making a difference.  If you can associate with this ... Join the Herd Today!

The 2010 Stampede will be taking to the streets for with a peloton of more than 300 inspired cyclists dressed in Cow Suits riding the challenge for charity.  The 2010 Stampede aims to raise more than R4 million for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation).

To become part of the Stampede, visit our website, www.the-cows.co.za to register. You can ride as a ...

  • COW - Raise at least R20,000, ride in a Cow Suit over your special CHOC cycling gear -For those wanting to moooove in the main herd!
  • UBERCOW - Raise at least R20,000, ride in a Cow Suit on an ice-cream bike sponsored by a company to the value of R25,000, and co-branded by CHOC and the company. For those who always wanted to see the look of 'udder' happiness on kids faces when they see you coming down the street!
  • SUPERCOW - Raise at least R10,000, ride in CHOC cycling gear TWICE around the course - join the COW peloton on the second circuit to help the ice-cream bikes. This is strictly for those suffering from Mad Cow disease!
  • CALF - Raise at least R6,000, ride in CHOC cycling gear. This is for cyclists who are happy just to stay on the bike!