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Martin 2013

Martin 2013

Personal message

Riding the Race Across South Africa Iam rewarded with an unforgettable and enriching experience in the rural and most remote parts of SA. Even the unrelenting mountainous terrain and harsh winter conditions serves only to contribute to the depths of this personal challenge.

By supporting my ride you are contributing to a better education and better opportunities for a few rural students. Giving them this personal challenge will allow them to pursue a vocation they dream of


Name Comment Date Amount
Grant Noble here's the second installment as promised :) Well done Martin! Jul 22, 2013 R 200.00
Kasia McDavid & Family Jestes Wielki ! Wielkie serce , wytrzymaly rower I jaka energia! Great Cause too ! Jun 26, 2013 R 200.00
Smerf Am so proud of you! Keep up the great work ;) Jun 19, 2013 R 200.00
Tequila Tandem Good Luck! Jun 07, 2013 R 200.00
Jarek Pawlikowski Martin.... All the best for the road ahead. Remember to keep it real, and to keep the rubber side down!! Jun 05, 2013 R 200.00
Grant Noble Good luck Martin. I'll double my contribution once you cross the finish line. Jun 05, 2013 R 200.00
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Donations to date

R 11 200.00

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 10 000.00

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.