September 2014

Resolution Health Ride The Rhino MTB Race

‘The Renosterveld Ride’ began as the dream of a man who had the vision and passion to link the remaining fragments of Renosterveld, using MTB rides as awareness campaigns and to generate funds to achieve the goal. Justin Basson has made this opportunity possible by providing the vision and with his partner Heidi Eloff they will be presenting the fifth race this year. The Ride the Rhino encourages all anti-Rhino poaching initiatives and is involved with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Fairy Glen Game Reserve and others to fight against the merciless killing of our Rhinos.

The Renosterveld Event MTB rides are not only a riding challenge, but also a challenge to help rescue Renosterveld, one of the most endangered habitats in the world. Today only 4% of it is left in the Western Cape. Our events will run through as many areas of Renosterveld as possible, and 15% of the proceeds from race entries will go directly back into the Renosterveld Trust to help with rehabilitation.

The Ride the Rhino route, the first of it’s kind on the West Coast of South Africa, is through a rugged and beautiful area that offers some of the best riding terrain in Nature’s garden, from rough back roads to sandy tracks to koppies and mountains. The area boasts flowers, animals and a beauty that is unsurpassed, and as riders travel the route, they will see Table Mountain looming ever closer.

The objective of the event is to do the same for the West Coast as the Sani2C did for the Umkomaas and its people-in the form of social upliftment and community involvement.

You can get more info, and entry details for the next edition of the race by clicking here.

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been reinvented to be one of the top running event in the world. I was asked by Asics to shoot their involvement in the event as a race sponsor.

The race organisation is headed by Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, and is going to be a guaranteed sell out in 2015. Get your entries in early.