The #MilesForAMillion journey was not easy, the three bikers were vulnerable, but they did not give up and raised over R1,5 million!!!!
Johannesburg, South Africa – Three mountain bike enthusiasts took to the road – and dirt – on 3 April 2019, tackling a gruelling route of about 1700 km with the goal of raising R1 million for Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels in their “Miles for a Million Tour”.
Hendrik Steytler, Deon Brink and Ivor Potgieter, planned to visit various towns along the way to explore South Africa in all its beauty and eventually ended their extraordinary journey at Jacaranda FM & Tracker’s Off the Beat ‘n Track – a family fun day of mountain biking and music that took place at The Big Red Barn, Irene, on the 13th of April.
Their route started at the Commodore Hotel at the V & A Waterfront on 3 April and ran through Wellington, Ceres, Kouebokkeveld, Houdenbek Farm, Tankwa Padstal, Tankwa River Lodge, Sutherland, Fraserburg, Carnavorn, Vosburg Town, Britstown, Potfontein, Petrusville, Van Der Kloof Dam, Luckhof, Koffiefontein, Petrusburg, Dealsville, Bultfontein, Wesselbron, Bothaville, Vredefort, Parys, Sandton and finally, The Big Red Barn in Irene.
The #MilesForAMillion journey was not easy. The three bikers were vulnerable, but they did not give up. Throughout last week, Martin Bester had catch-up calls with the team, and they were extremely emotional.
Individuals and companies were invited to support the three cyclists on their 11-day trek, by sponsoring kilometres at R500 each. All funds raised will go towards vulnerable people and worthy causes through the Good Morning Angels Fund NPC.
Over the weekend they surpassed their goal and made R1.5-million.
The Breakfast with Martin Bester team invited Hendrik and Ivor to the studio to talk about their journey.
Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels, featured on the station’s Breakfast with Martin Bester, has been on the air for over a decade and has changed thousands of lives to date.
With the aid of everyday angels – individuals, businesses, organisations and well-loved celebrities – Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels have raised millions to help those in desperate need.
Whether it be a lifesaving or life-changing medical procedure, a community or school that was hit by tragedy, a home that needs to be rebuilt after disaster struck, a family that just needs that financial jump start to get back on their feet or a bright young mind that needs a shot at a good education, the angels are there to lend a helping hand.