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Ingrid In Adventureland

Ingrid In Adventureland

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The Freedom Challenge (Race Across South Africa) is a 2300km, non-stop, self-supported, extreme mountain bike race that goes from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl in the Western Cape. No GPS is allowed and riders have to self- navigate using maps and a compass. The race is in June 2017 when it is cold. Competitors have 26 days to complete the race.   

This year I aim to race RASA as a solo woman. As such I will be responsible for my own navigation, bike repairs, portages and high fence scaling. My journey will need 16-18 hours of riding per day and definitely night-time navigation. My progress will be tracked by a compulsory tracking device on the Freedom Challenge website.  

I am asking you to make a once off donation (using this site), to the Scholarship Fund.

All money raised will be donated to sponsor a local, young girl’s schooling (three years) at the Mariazell Mission school located near the Malekhalonyane support station in the Eastern Cape (near Matatiele).

You can follow my adventure on: Facebook  Instagram  twitter

 

Yours in Adventure, Ingrid

 

 "to educate girls is to reduce poverty” (Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General)

Donations

  • Jul 04, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lost in Admiration" - Marj Crouch

  • Jul 03, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Congratulations Ingrid! You are Wonderwoman!" - Helen Laburn Botha

  • Jun 30, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Well done awesome ride " - Marc Wiederkehr

  • Jun 29, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration!" - Vanessa Northing

  • Jun 28, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "phenomenal woman!" - Dee

  • Jun 28, 2017 - USD $ 80.86
  • "Selfless and a true inspiration! Very proud of you! " - Tanya-Lisa

  • Jun 28, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Well done Ingrid - congratulations on an inspiring ride. I really enjoyed your humor along the way." - Janine Stewart

  • Jun 28, 2017 - R 5 010.00
  • "Well done Ingrid!" - Chris and Lindsay

  • Jun 28, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ingrid you are a nutter. Love that about you. Well ridden and thanks for the entertainment. " - Mike Woolnough

  • Jun 28, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks for the inspiration Ingrid" - Carl

  • Jun 24, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "You are made of steel girl" - Liesha

  • Jun 22, 2017 - R 1 542.30
  • "Amazing journey and cause. Good luck with the rest of the journey :-)" - Anonymous

  • Jun 18, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Ings well done- you have incredible mental toughness! Keep going!" - Francis Rogan

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Go Ingrid!" - Stew

  • Jun 13, 2017 - USD $ 41.09
  • "You are an amazing woman!" - Sarah P

  • Jun 12, 2017 - R 3 084.60
  • "We don't know whether you are brave or stupid. Good luck and have fun." - Graeme & Mel

  • Jun 10, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck Ingrid XX" - Zillah Crafford

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Go Ings" - VFAH

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "I will be watching you XxX Love MOM" - Yvonne Krafft

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck with a great effort" - Jeremy Yatt

  • Jun 09, 2017 - USD $ 38.66
  • "Ingiiii you're an incredibly inspiring woman! Cray-Cray, but inspiring! Wish you the best of luck! xxx" - stella iacovides

  • Jun 09, 2017 - R 1 292.80
  • "You GO GIRL- and have fun along the way!" - Anne & Kevin

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck yu crazy girl..stay safe..have some fun along the way " - Tracy Feakes

  • Jun 08, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "You go girl! Admire your strength of heart and mind!" - Andrea Gevers

  • Jun 07, 2017 - R 4 760.00
  • "Good Luck" - Salcarb (Pty) Ltd

  • Jun 06, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck Ings, wishing you all the best for this amazing journey! " - Robbie

  • Jun 06, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Ingi - you one brave lady!!! " - Chantelle

  • Jun 05, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "God helps those that help themselves, but having a nudge helps some of those less fortunate to get going!" - Lyn Jones

  • Jun 05, 2017 - USD $ 82.11
  • "How fantastic! Keep going! We are behind you! Way, way behind you ...." - Natalie

  • Jun 05, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "All the best of luck Ingie! You are a rockstar!!" - Claire

  • Jun 05, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck!" - Tiffany Williams

  • Jun 04, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Incredible, selfless act. Good luck. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good Luck Ings" - George

  • Jun 03, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "I will follow your progress, share your pain from so long in the saddle, and share your joy at the finish, and at achieving your high ambition. GOOD LUCK my friend." - Joe Crouch

  • Jun 02, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck" - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Proud friend !" - Liesha

  • Feb 28, 2017 - R 5 400.00
  • "All the best" - Breakwood Trading 7cc

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 56 702.88

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00
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Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund

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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. http://www.wix.com/allensharp1/fcsf

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 www.freedomchallenge.org.za This is a project of the Freedom Trail Foundation.