Ridefor charity

2016-12-07 06:02
PHOTO: Tim Lubbe Heading to Durban, the peloton of 43 cyclists power through Pietermaritzburg past the city hall as they continue on their 660km ride from Johannesburg to the sea.

PHOTO: Tim Lubbe Heading to Durban, the peloton of 43 cyclists power through Pietermaritzburg past the city hall as they continue on their 660km ride from Johannesburg to the sea.

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INSPIRED by the MRP Foundation’s vision of breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality and powered by 43 courageous cyclists, the 2016 Ride for MRP Foundation took place on 27 and 28 November and was a great success, raising over R350 000 for the youth development organisation so far.

With approximately 24 hours of cycling time divided between the two-day ride from Johannesburg to Durban, the endurance challenge requires plenty of passion, perseverance and training to cross the finish line.

Cycling through some of South Africa’s beautiful scenery, the one-kilometre long convoy stopped at numerous Spar stores along the route to rehydrate.

Metro Police to escorted the group through the busy streets and to the finish line at the Mr Price Group head office, lined with family, friends and well-wishers.

Cyclists donned different colour jerseys, each representing how many times they have cycled the arduous Ride for MRP Foundation.

The Absa red jersey was worn by the cyclist who raises the most funds. This year Clynt Lund from Johannesburg was the man in red raising over R20 000 for the 2015 edition of the ride. The cyclist who raises the most funds for 2016 wins a Raleigh tandem bike and will wear the red jersey in the 2017 edition of the Ride for MRP Foundation.

MRP Foundation would like to thank the sponsors Absa, Spar, Deloitte, Defy, CMH Nissan Durban, Raleigh, Finance Spec, KTM Durban, Zebbies and Cyclesphere.

Pledge support for the Ride for MRP Foundation by SMSing the word “Ride” to 38417 and a donation of R10 will be made. - Supplied.

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