Biking for bricks: Cyclist rides for a greater cause

Biking for bricks: Cyclist rides for a greater cause

Help the Robin Hood Foundation and Bryn Roberts build a safe haven for the Thando Labantwana Creche in Hammersdale through the RASA Freedom Challenge. 

Bryn out cycling / Supplied
Bryn out cycling / Supplied

Listen to the interview or read the details below: 

Bryn Roberts has teamed up with the Robin Hood Foundation to help fundraise through RASA's Freedom Challenge. This is in order to help rebuild the Thando Labantwana creche.

Darren, Keri, and Sky spoke to the phenomenal woman who is responsible for the running of the creche, Sibongile Shange, fondly known as Gogo, who oversees the needs of 34 children. She shared her passion and insights about the creche and what they are in need of.

Roberts is doing the event as a bucket list item and he’s also racing for The Robin Hood Foundation, who are running the Buy-a-brick campaign.

He is participating in one of the top 5 most grueling endurance mountain bike races in the world. Bryn will be racing from Pietermaritzburg to Wellington in the Western Cape, which is 2300km away. The race must be completed in 26 days or less. He embarks on his adventure on Wednesday, 19 June and hopes to finish before 4 July.

The race is a non-stop event. Riders are not required to stop every day/night as in other stage races. This is a solo event which requires all riders to be self-sufficient and carry all their own personal belongings with them. 

Riders can choose to be batched with a race buddy, but it is important for each individual rider to be equipped and capable of completing the event on their own

The route follows the Freedom Trail from PMB to Wellington along with a wide variety of off-road terrain – dirt roads, farm roads and tracks, footpaths, and animal tracks. Many of the trails retrace old historic wagon routes which are no longer in regular use. Apart from the riding, there are numerous portage sections where riders will have to hike, push and even carry their bikes.

Since the route is not marked, riders need to navigate by means of maps, compass and narrative directions – the use of GPS devices for navigation during the race is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

For R10 you can buy a brick to help uplift this creche

The creche houses under-privileged children from the local community.

Bryn is hoping to raise R50,000 during the race. You can donate via Zapper (QR code provided or via EFT - bank details provided).

Individuals or corporates are encouraged to donate, and corporates may request a Section 18 A via email - [email protected].

Darren, Keri, and Sky will check on Bryn’s progress through a series of videos, voice notes, live calls and pictures as he attempts to complete RASA and raise R50,000 for Thando Labantwana Creche.

Here are few pictures of the Thando Labantwana Crehe:

If you wish to make a donation, please use one of the following methods: 

Direct deposit

banking details for robin hood

Or scan the QR Code:

qr code for robinhood

Good luck, Bryn! 

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