Mountain biking for a good cause

SVAR3Nine gruelling days of mountain biking for a good cause

Alec Riddle, financial planner at PWM in Port Elizabeth teamed up with South African adventurer and motivational speaker Sibusiso Vilane (who has summited Mount Everest twice) to tackle the gruelling 900 kilometre Old Mutual Joberg2C to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

While leading the annual Trek4Mandela and Caring4Girls expedition on Mount Kilimanjaro last year, Sibusiso lost one of his close friends. Gugu Zulu tragically passed away, leaving his wife Letshego and their one year old-daughter Lelethu behind.

Alec invited Sibusiso to join him on the Old Mutual Joberg2C in honour of Gugu and to raise funds for a trust set up by the Mercantile Foundation to fund Lelethu’s education. They commenced their journey on 21 April and reached Scottsburg after 70 hours in the saddle.

“It was very tough and I am not sure if I would have completed the journey if I was doing it for myself. However, whenever I wanted to give up I thought of Lelethu and how I am making a difference in her life,” said Riddle.

For more information and contributions to this worthy cause, please visit the fundraising page on More Than Yourself.