Enduro bikers take on South African terrain
A hardy team of motorcyclists has completed the first leg of the 2008 Enduro
Africa rally. Eighty-five bikers took part in the tour along South Africa’s
Eastern Cape earlier this month. Money raised in the charity event, which was
organised by Global Enduro tours, will be donated to UNICEF, Sentebale
and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to support
their vital work in the region.
Local dancers and children from a UNICEF partner organisation, Youth for Christ,
joined the Enduro riders in Port Elizabeth to celebrate their departure. Event
organisers Simon Smith and Mike Glover also thanked participants for their commitment
and successful fundraising.
The Enduro Africa riders then embarked on the demanding route which took them
off-road through rugged yet often spectacular terrain. Beginning at Port Elizabeth,
the group travelled to Port Edward through the Transkei and along the Wild Coast.
On the way, they stopped off at a school to deliver solar panels and took in
sights including the legendary ‘Hole in the Wall’.
Another team of riders are completing the rally at the moment. They too will
be navigating the river crossings and steep ascents on their journey along the