Ingrid In Adventureland
- By: Ingrid Avidon
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/wam-woman-adventurer-mom-on-a-mission
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).
Yours in Adventure, Ingrid
"to educate girls is to reduce poverty” (Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General)
|Anonymous||Amazing journey and cause. Good luck with the rest of the journey :-)||Jun 22, 2017||R 1 542.30|
|Francis Rogan||Ings well done- you have incredible mental toughness! Keep going!||Jun 18, 2017||R 514.10|
|Stew||Go Ingrid!||Jun 15, 2017||R 1 010.00|
|Sarah P||You are an amazing woman!||Jun 13, 2017||USD $ 41.09|
|Graeme & Mel||We don't know whether you are brave or stupid. Good luck and have fun.||Jun 12, 2017||R 3 084.60|
|Zillah Crafford||Good Luck Ingrid XX||Jun 10, 2017||R 500.00|
|VFAH||Go Ings||Jun 09, 2017||R 5 141.00|
|Yvonne Krafft||I will be watching you XxX Love MOM||Jun 09, 2017||R 2 000.00|
|Jeremy Yatt||Good luck with a great effort||Jun 09, 2017||R 1 028.20|
|stella iacovides||Ingiiii you're an incredibly inspiring woman! Cray-Cray, but inspiring! Wish you the best of luck! xxx||Jun 09, 2017||USD $ 38.66|
|Anne & Kevin||You GO GIRL- and have fun along the way!||Jun 09, 2017||R 1 292.80|
|Tracy Feakes||Good luck yu crazy girl..stay safe..have some fun along the way||Jun 08, 2017||R 1 028.20|
|Andrea Gevers||You go girl! Admire your strength of heart and mind!||Jun 08, 2017||R 1 010.00|
|Salcarb (Pty) Ltd||Good Luck||Jun 07, 2017||R 4 760.00|
|Robbie||Good luck Ings, wishing you all the best for this amazing journey!||Jun 06, 2017||R 510.00|
|Chantelle||Good Luck Ingi - you one brave lady!!!||Jun 06, 2017||R 514.10|
|Lyn Jones||God helps those that help themselves, but having a nudge helps some of those less fortunate to get going!||Jun 05, 2017||R 500.00|
|Natalie||How fantastic! Keep going! We are behind you! Way, way behind you ....||Jun 05, 2017||USD $ 82.11|
|Claire||All the best of luck Ingie! You are a rockstar!!||Jun 05, 2017||R 510.00|
|Tiffany Williams||Good luck!||Jun 05, 2017||R 510.00|
|Anonymous||Incredible, selfless act. Good luck.||Jun 04, 2017||R 514.10|
|George||Good Luck Ings||Jun 04, 2017||R 5 141.00|
|Joe Crouch||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.||Jun 03, 2017||R 1 000.00|
|Anonymous||Good Luck||Jun 02, 2017||R 102.82|
|Liesha||Proud friend !||Jun 01, 2017||R 514.10|
|Breakwood Trading 7cc||All the best||Feb 28, 2017||R 5 400.00|
Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund
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.