MRP Foundation: One Ride, One Purpose

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A dedicated and determined group of cyclists are mentally and physically preparing to cycle 606 km to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in the tenth edition of the Ride for MRP Foundation, taking place on 1 – 2 Dec.
The challenging two-day ride from Secunda to Durban, brings together individuals and businesses to raise funds and awareness for MRP Foundation to empower young people through education and skills development.
In 2019 alone 5,971 youth participated in skills development and 96,495 learners were impacted through the schools’ programme.
The annual 606 km gruelling event, is a 2-day stage ride aiming to raise much-needed funds for MRP Foundation. The 2018 edition saw a 72-strong peloton raising the target of R2 million.
This year’s Ride will feature a diverse peloton of men and women, ranging from ordinary South Africans and school children, to business executives and sports stars, all riding with a common purpose.
South African triathlete, Mhlengi Gwala will be riding for the third consecutive year. South African Rugby Legends have once again pledged their support with Jeremy Thompson, Wayne Fyvie and Joel Stransky taking on the challenge.
Stage 1 of the Ride is from the Graceland Hotel in Secunda (Mpumalanga) to The Royal Hotel in Ladysmith (KZN): 346km. The peloton will travel across three provinces, tackling the daunting Majuba Pass between Volksrust and Newcastle.
Stage 2 of the Ride is 260 km. Departing from Ladysmith at 04h00 on 2 December, arriving at CMH Nissan Durban 115 Monty Naicker Road at 16h00.
The Ride for MRP Foundation partners include Absa, CMH Nissan Durban, SPAR, Maxed, Expand-a-Sign, City Logistics, Zapper, Trader Plus, Corruseal, KTM, Westville Cycle Club, Giant, Cyclesphere, SA Rugby Legends and Hirt and Carter.
The public can support the riders in their mission to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation through EFT, Paygate and Zapper donations.
Sunday, December 1 – Secunda to Ladysmith – 346km
04h30 Depart Graceland Hotel: Turn right onto Secunda Road, right onto the R546. Turn left onto the R547.
09h00 Arrive in Standerton in Krogh Street, right into Charl Cilliers Street and left into Prinses Street. Breakfast at the SPAR in Prinses Street.
09h30 Depart Standerton at 09H30 heading for Volksrust.
12h30 Arrive in Volksrust. Lunch at Laerskool Pioneer.
13h00 Depart Volksrust and head for Ladysmith.
18h00 Arrive in Ladysmith at the Royal Hotel in Murchison Street.
Monday, December 2 – Ladysmith to CMH Nissan – Durban 260km
04h00 Depart Royal Hotel Ladysmith from Murchison Street, for Colenso and Estcourt.
08h00 Arrive in Mooi River. Breakfast at the Mooi River SPAR.
08h30 Depart Mooi River for Nottingham Road, Midmar, Howick and Hilton.
10h30 Tea break at SPAR at the Quarry in Hilton. Escort by the Pmb Police from the SPAR at the
Quarry in Old Howick Road and through Pmb to the top of Polly Shorts.
12h00 Polly Shorts. Lunch.
12h30 Depart Polly Shorts to Pot & Kettle.
14h00 Bothas Hill. Metro Police escort from Pot & Kettle, along Old Main Road towards M13. Continue on King Cetshwayo (Jan Smuts) Highway, left along N3 towards Tollgate. Continue upon Johannes Nkosi (Alice) Street, onto KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road,
right onto Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue, onto Walnut Road, right onto Monty Naicker (Pine) Street to finish at CMH Nissan Durban.
15h00 / 16h00 Arrive at CMH Nissan Durban 115 Monty Naicker Road.

Ride For MRP Foundation 2018

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