Fifty cyclists embarked on a two-day, 606km trip this week to help the Ride for Mr. Price (MRP) Foundation raise R1 million for education and skills development in South Africa.
Among those who cycled from Johannesburg to Durban on December 3 and 4 were former Springboks John Smit, Jeremy Thomson and Wayne Fyvie.
SA triathlete Mhlengi Gwala joined the former rugby stars and other riders on the eighth edition of the strenuous event.
“It was a tough first day, cycling in extreme heat and at high altitude,” Gwala said.
“But it was a highlight for me. We cycled in three provinces in one day. It was a great experience and I look forward to doing it again.”
The event was also a new challenge for former Springbok captain Smit, who was happy to contribute to the cause.
“The heat and fast pace made it an incredible challenge. But the ride resonated with me as it just doesn’t make sense. It’s crazy to think you’re going to ride on a bike for two days from Johannesburg to Durban.
“The people who came along on this journey all have the same purpose ‒ to make a difference in this country. I’m happy to have been part of that.”
To help the riders reach the targeted R1-million, please visit the MRP Foundation website.