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Roberto's challenge for 2018

Roberto's challenge for 2018

Personal message

Roberto is an avid cyclist and newly found road runner. Always pushing himself to new limits and always willing for new experiences. This year, Roberto has challenged himself to complete the following races:

  • Dischem Ride for Sight 116km Cycle (Complete: 4h03 at an average of 28.7km/hr. New personal best)
  • Deloittes Pretoria Marathon 42.2km (Complete: 5h29 at an average of 7.46 minutes per km. First marathon)
  • Cape Town Cycle Tour 109km (Complete:4h00 at an average of 27km/hr. New personal best)
  • Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 56km  DNQ
  • Irene Ultra Marathon 48km   (Complete: 7h11 at an average of 9 minutes per km. First ultra-marathon)
  • Comrades Marathon 90km  DNQ
  • Icebreaker Half Marathon 21.1km  (Complete: 2h05 at an average of 5 minutes 53 seconds per km. Personal Best)
  • Long Run to Freedom 21.1km (Complete: 2h22 at an average of 6 minutes 42 seconds per km.)
  • Jump City Urban Challenge - Gold Reef City 6.5km Obstacle Course  (Complete: 1h04 at an average of 10 minutes per km.)
  • Clicks Wierie Half Marathon 21.1km (Complete: 2h02 at an average of 5 minutes 50 seconds per km. New personal best!)
  • Cycle 4 Cansa Classic 103km (Complete: 3h15 at an average of 31km/hr. New personal best)
  • Race for Victory Cycle Classic 110km (Complete: 3h56 at an average of 26.7km/hr
  • Kromberg & Schubert 25km Run (Complete: 2h30 at an average of 6 minutes and 2 seconds per km.)
  • Meals on Wheels Cycle 95km (Complete: 3h30 at an average of 26.7km/hr)
  • Carnival City Macsteel National Classic 110km Cycle (Complete: 3h40 at an average of 29.7km/hr)
  • Kaapsehoop Marathon 42.2km (Complete: 5h24 at an average of 7 minutes 42 seconds per km. New personal best)
  • Tshwane Cycle Challenge 95k (Complete: 3h50 at an average of 23,6 km/hr)
  • 947 MTB Cycle Challenge 55km
  • 947 Cycle Challenge Cycle 95km

Roberto is dedicating his efforts for 2018 to Alex Reichman (with permission from his family) to showcase that we do recover. Alex passed away in late 2016 from natural causes after having managed to come back from a very dark place and landing up in the South African prison system due to his addiction, he managed to find recovery, reunite with his family, get a regular job, cultivate friendships, find a soulmate, purchase a car, among other things.

For the full story please follow the below link:

This ties in closely with what The Recovery Foundation believes in, finding loving connections with others and having a purpose in life allows us all an opportunity to recover from our circumstances.

Please back Roberto in celebrating Alex’s life and example by supporting The Recovery Foundation as he takes on these challenges to help others who’ve lost more than their hopes and dreams.

Thank you.


  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Inspirational bud" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You are such an inspiration Roberto! " - Kirsty

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 616.92
  • "Recovery Awesomeness" - Anon

  • Oct 01, 2018 - USD $ 14.16
  • "go go go!" - Jono

  • Aug 13, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Keep on cycling to make a better world" - Eunice

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Life becomes easier on a bicycle ..." - Diane Mzyk

  • Mar 10, 2018 - R 631.82
  • "May God bless you! " - Anonymous

  • Mar 08, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Champion cause. Champion Challenge." - MC

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Keep it up....see you soon" - Graham

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Your Commitment to Life is such an Inspiration" - Mpho

  • Feb 24, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "You go you biscuit!" - Anne J

  • Feb 19, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "God bless" - FAZEL B

  • Feb 18, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Lets get the 'wheels' rolling..." - Mae

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Donations to date

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Fundraising target

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