Bikers for Mandela Day

A group of 21 motorbike riders and a support team of around 20 people travelled from Johannesburg on a six-day road trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town to spread the word about Mandela Day. Actor Morgan Freeman participated in the event, although he wasn't riding a bike. The trip ended in Cape Town on Mandela Day, July 18, 2010.

The bikers, including Jack Devnarain, Jeremy Mansfield, Lehlohonolo Saint Seseli and Hanna Grobler, worked on community projects in various towns en route as their contribution to Mandela Day.

Here we have a selection of photographs from their trip.

Day One

The group before they depart from Johannesburg

On the road to Cape Town

The bikers experienced a warm reception in all the towns they visited

The bikers arrive at a community project

Day Two

The group working in a garden

Morgan Freeman hugs a child

The bikers hard at work

Jeremy and Jackie Mansfield

Day Three

The bikers hit the road

Jeremy Mansfield

The bikers race through falling snow

The bikers encounter wet roads on their way to Cape Town

The group poses for a photograph

Day Four

A Mandela Day volunteer cradles a puppy

The bikers at the entrance to Swartberg Country Manor

Riding through beautiful winter landscapes

Giving out soup to those in need

Morgan Freeman helps dish out soup

Day Five

Morgan Freeman and the bikers for Mandela Day paint a mural

The bikers have some fun on kids' bikes

The bikers play soccer with a group of young boys

Jeremy Mansfield prepares pumpkins for cooking

The bikers pose for a photo

Day Six

Zelda la Grange makes an imprint on Mandela Day

The bikers drive past the Cape Town City Hall

The bikers at a press conference in Cape Town

The media conducting interviews at Aids Response