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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)


Name Comment Date Amount
Marj Crouch Lost in Admiration Jul 04, 2017 R 1 000.00
Helen Laburn Botha Congratulations Ingrid! You are Wonderwoman! Jul 03, 2017 R 210.00
Marc Wiederkehr Well done awesome ride Jun 30, 2017 R 500.00
Vanessa Northing You are an inspiration! Jun 29, 2017 R 500.00
Dee phenomenal woman! Jun 28, 2017 R 5 141.00
Tanya-Lisa Selfless and a true inspiration! Very proud of you! Jun 28, 2017 USD $ 80.86
Janine Stewart Well done Ingrid - congratulations on an inspiring ride. I really enjoyed your humor along the way. Jun 28, 2017 R 1 028.20
Chris and Lindsay Well done Ingrid! Jun 28, 2017 R 5 010.00
Mike Woolnough Ingrid you are a nutter. Love that about you. Well ridden and thanks for the entertainment. Jun 28, 2017 R 1 028.20
Carl Thanks for the inspiration Ingrid Jun 28, 2017 R 514.10
Liesha You are made of steel girl Jun 24, 2017 R 514.10
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
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Donations to date

R 56 702.88

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

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.