Bikers – News
Pretoria, 18 July 2011, 14h00: On this special day, the 93rd birthday of Mr Nelson Mandela, Bikers For Mandela Day arrived back at the Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre in Pretoria on Nelson Mandela International Day to a rousing reception from sponsors, supporters and two very special virtual guests.
As much as this year’s Bikers For Mandela Day has been a physical challenge over the 2 200kms that will have been covered by the time the bikers arrive back tomorrow, the emotional impact on the group has been as powerful.
Mbuzini: With over 1 500km of the 2 200km journey now behind them, Bikers For Mandela Day are on the home stretch of this epic initiative to spread and live the ethos of Nelson Mandela International Day.
Jozini: Without a lengthy journey ahead of them on Day Four, Bikers For Mandela Day were able to spend 67 minutes doing good at several projects in the Jozini area. In this, it was one of the most ambitious days for the expedition members when it came to spreading the Mandela Day ethos through action!
Eshowe: A spirit of community embraced Bikers For Mandela Day’s stop-off on day three of this year’s expedition, as celebrities, community members, the deputy mayor, support team personnel, and Mr Mandla Mandela worked together for the betterment of Ncemanene School.
Howick: Day two of the 2011 Bikers For Mandela Day began with a hearty breakfast, courtesy of the Drakensburg Sun, which had joined a significant number of supporters by discounting the team’s overnight stay as part of its contribution to Nelson Mandela International Day.
Harrismith: The playground was brighter and the smiles of the children wider when the Bikers For Mandela Day finally pulled away from the Harrismith orphanage today.
At precisely 07h45 this morning, a group of very special riders added heat to the Gauteng winter chill when they roared out of the Montecasino complex – marking the start of this year’s seven day, 13 hour and 37 minute-long Bikers For Mandela Day expedition.
July 8th 2011: Bikers For Mandela Day will donate 67 minutes of time at seven rural community projects along a more than 2 200 kilometre route over a week.
Johannesburg: With less than a week to go before departure on July 11th, the full contingent of riders taking part in this year’s Bikers For Mandela Day has been announced by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM).