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Ride to Rhodes

Ride to Rhodes

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Starting June 2012 R2R riders have the opportunity to ride the Freedom Challenge and this again presents an opportunity to raise awareness around one of the many social issues we face in South Africa and even around the world...  Education Education Education… so much needs to be done!

Some may see the futility of a couple of cyclist trying to make a difference in a rual community they cycle through, a community with a myriad of other social issues over and above underdeveloped  education

So, like the starfish story from our Class of 2012 project, creating rural education opportunities may appear futile but giving even just one kid to get a shot at a better education is just such a worthwhile cause for us.

It would be great if you also see past the obstacles and help make a difference by supporting the Class of 2012 initiative


  • Dec 31, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "I bet on what I thought was a loosing Pony" - Fat Farmer

  • Aug 15, 2012 - R 360.00
  • "for Ben de Lange" - CallyH

  • Jul 02, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "Come on R2R 2012. If you can R2R you can donate something" - Herco

  • Jun 06, 2012 - R 2 000.00
  • "Awesome Initiative!!!! Good Luck!!!!" - JACK BLACK

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Donations to date

R 4 360.00

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

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.