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The 640km Ride for RedCap ended in Durban this year raised over R160,000 for the MRP Foundation which will go towards assisting the MRP Foundation's programmes covering education, health and job creation. // Pierre Tostee/ MRP Foundation Communications.

Formerly known as the RedCap Foundation, the MRP Foundation is an organisation which aims to empower South Africa’s youth through its nationwide programmes in low income communities focussing on health, education and employment.

Afternoon rush-hour traffic was interrupted briefly on Monday in Durban when the weary cyclists were given a warm welcome by the Ethekwini Metro Police and a worthy blue light brigade ushered them in following their impressive feat that includes stages that are longer than any one day stage on the Tour de France.

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After a gruelling 640km ride and a tough first day riders that were part of the 2014 Ride for RedCap enjoyed sunny weather and great conditions on their second day as they rode from Johannesburg to Durban raising money to assist the MRP Foundation's programmes covering education, health and job creation. // Pierre Tostee/ MRP Foundation Communications.

Kelvin du Sart, Mr Price Sport Cycle Club Chairman, was extremely proud of the cyclists completing the ride without incident and praised the way in which the riders braved the conditions on the first day.

"The first day held tough conditions as it rained non-stop but the guys still managed to finish an hour under time," a beaming Du Sart said. "We took it easy today as everyone was tired from day one but we finished as a team!”

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Seasoned riders are invited to join the fifth annual Ride for RedCap on 23 and 24 November. Fifty percent of the race entry fees go towards supporting the MRP Foundation’s programmes covering education, health and job creation. // Pierre Tostee/ MRP Foundation Communications.

Craig Jones, five time Ride for RedCap cyclist, highlighted the camaraderie between the cyclists saying, “a bunch of guys came together in the beginning, not knowing each other too well, and 620km later are friends for life.

“This event is amazing for the MRP Foundation and we are really proud to be involved with such a worthwhile cause."

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After two tough days in the saddle riders were happy to have completed this year's successful Ride for Redcap endurance cycle in central Durban. // Pierre Tostee/ MRP Foundation Communications.

For more info about the MRP Foundation visit www.mrpfoundation.org.