The Grey Cycle Tour aims to raise funds for Touch Africa. Touch Africa is a registered Section 21 (2007/024885/08) and NPO (75773) organization in South Africa. It is also a registered UK Charity, “School Aid 4 Africa” trading as Touch Africa (1137365).
The mission of the charity is to restore the dignity of children by “making school a better place”. This is achieved by rehabilitating schools and initiating self-sustaining projects. Touch Africa is committed to social Entrepreneurship and ensuring that the youth of South Africa have the opportunity to receive an education, which will allow them to become economically viable.
We are planning a 1000km cycle tour that will take a team of 16 cyclists from Grey High School in Port Elizabeth to the Western Cape, returning along the Garden Route. The route will include Montagu, Barrydale, Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay, Storms River and Jeffrey’s Bay.
We feel that this tour is an excellent opportunity for young people, as well as members of the tourism industry, to join forces and to make a positive contribution to addressing critical problems in our community.
Cyclists: Shane Pheiffer, Jordan Slabbert, Shaun Glover, Jarryd Steele, Keagan Scott, Matthew Scott, George Smith, Justin Knott, David Balshaw, Devin Stickells, Brad Fickling, Dylan Sherman, Levi Sacks, Matthew Counihan.
Support: Mr Dean Carelse, Mrs Anneliese van Niekerk, Mr Greg Scott, Mr Mike Glover. Dr David Stickells
|Route (approximate distances)|
|Sunday 8 July||Day 1||Travelling to Cape Town|
|Monday 9 July||Day 2||Grabouw to Montagu||163km|
|Tuesday 10 July||Day 3||Montagu to Barrydale||63km|
|Wednesday 11 July||Day 4||Barrydale to Oudtshoorn||176km|
|Thursday 12 July||Day 5||Oudtshoorn to George||60km|
|Friday 13 July||Day 6||George to Plettenberg Bay||100km|
|Saturday 14 July||Day 7||Plettenberg Bay to Storms River||60km|
|Sunday 15 July||Day 8||Storms River to Jeffrey’s Bay||107km|
|Monday 16 July||Day 9||Jeffrey’s Bay to PE||75km|