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Enduring 4 Echo - 1000km Solo ride in aid of Echo Youth


T_Boss
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Hi Guys,

 

Since 2020 has all around made for a bit of a disaster, and I have currently got nothing but time on my hands for most of the rest of the year, I thought it might be a good idea to use that time to do something constructive, instead of wallow in the sorrows, moaning about what 2020 should have been, and while at it, why not try raise some funds for a charity that supports people who really know what suffering is, and who have also lost most of their sources of funding during this time.

 

So, take a look here for all the details: https://adventurelogistics.co.za/echo/

 

and visit the backabuddy page here if you feel like you can afford to donate a few bucks: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/enduring-4-echo-youth

 

 

The ride:

 

You can get a much more detailed description on the webpage in the link above, but the ride is essentially a 1000km ride, starting at the Seal Point Lighthouse in St Francis on the 6th of December, going through the Baviaanskloof, then on towards Uniondale, dropping down the Montagu Pass to George, then making its way through to Stillbaai, following the route of our Hessequa/Overberg MTB Adventure to Stanford, from where it heads to the mountains again, via Franshoek to stellenbosch, and then finally into cape town to finish at Cape point, somewhere between 10 and 14 days later. 

 

 

The Cause:

 

The ride will be done to raise funds for Echo Youth Development, a registerd NPO and PBO that runs a number of homes for vulnerable youth across the country, as well as facilitates numerous programs to give these kids a fighting chance in life. Lockdown has seen many of their traditional funding sources dry up, and every little bit will help keep the homes running.

 

My aim is to try and raise a minimum of R10 000.00 through this initiative - or R10.00/Km ridden. If you would like to support the cause, please make a donation via the backabuddy page.

 

Updates regardin the planning, as well as daily updates from the road, will be posted to our website at https://adventurelogistics.co.za/echo/, as well as via Facebook and this thread. 

 

Adventure Cycles will also donate R250.00 to the cause, for every booking made with us, between now, and the 19th of December 2020.

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I can vouch for these people. My daughter worked for them until recently. They save many, many children that would've fallen through the cracks. Kids that had no chance in life get through school . They help them find jobs , many go on to study and have good careers.  They help repair the damage brought on by dysfunctional families and society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks @Blokman. Yes, Jaco and the team from Echo really do do amazing work, and the people they help very often  would have no other options, as they would have fallen through the cracks of goverment programs or other opportunities that could have assisted them.

 

I Would like to ask that members please go and follow the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/enduring4echo/

 

There is not much on there yet, but over the coming week, we will start updating the page with developments surounding the ride, as well as information about Echo and the work they are doing.

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still a bit of a while before this ride, but needing to start getting some of the logistics out of the way. 

 

Wondering if there is a willing Hubber based in PE, that would be willing to pick me up from the airport on the 5th of December and give me a lift to St Francis.

 

I will be staying at Seals Backpackers in St Francis. They do offer a an airport shuttle, at a fee, but I would rather meet a fellow hubber, and happily cover fuel costs and stick them for lunch in St Francis.

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I can vouch for these people. My daughter worked for them until recently. They save many, many children that would've fallen through the cracks. Kids that had no chance in life get through school . They help them find jobs , many go on to study and have good careers.  They help repair the damage brought on by dysfunctional families and society.

 

Another thanks to you for making a contribution on Backabuddy already

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