And so we started….. Ride for a Child 5760 km and 14 meters!!


Up to today we completed over 1200 km on our  motorbikes to collect money for children’s surgeries….

We had no Internet the first two nights and could unfortunately not post anything.

Day three and we are in Rustenburg and body sore after leaving White River on Saturday morning accompanied by a large group of bikers.

Day 1:  We travelled to Louis Trichardt via Hazyview and Graskop overnighting in a beautiful 4 star lodge called Madi a Thavha run and owed by a very charming Dutch Couple, only to wake up in heavy rain and mist which made for challenging riding especially seeing that day two is a long ride in mountains and some places substandard roads…..

Day 2: To get to the tar road from Madi a Thavha I had to travel a very challenging few kilometres of very wet farm road to meet up with TJ at the Wimpy Bar in Louis Trichardt, before we went all the way up to the Beit bridge border post in Musina and from there to Ellisras (Lephalale) a very long adventurous drive of just under 600km only to find ourselves sleeping at Jan se gat, an awesome hunting camp and was awoken long before sunrise by baboons going totally ape. What disturbed them I suspect had big teeth and spots…..

Day 3: And it is hot, hot and hot with the road from Lephalale to Thabazimbi a beautiful road with all sorts of interesting things to see. From Thabazimbi to Rustenburg the road was very busy and not a relaxed ride. Luckily for us we were joined along the road by some bikers who kindly rode with us to our accommodation for the evening. Arriving at the Stay easy Hotel we were met by Willie the GM and was given the most amazing warm welcome…..

Had time to take my bike for a quick wash today as it was looking sad after me traveling on a wet and muddy dirt road with it. The car wash was very careful not to get soap in Olaf’s eyes as he refused to get off my bike during the wash!

The absolute generosity and Hospitality of people all along the road we have travelled so far is something I will not forget.

Bikers are unbelievably generous and respectful people, and that is just the way they are,

Will get a bit more sleep tonight and will keep you up to date on what we get up to on the road..

Only 17 more days before we are home again…..



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