Grey High Cycle Tour

The Grey Cycle Tour aims to raise funds for Touch Africa. Touch Africa is a registered Section 21 (2007/024885/08) and NPO (75773) organization in South Africa. It is also a registered UK Charity, “School Aid 4 Africa” trading as Touch Africa (1137365).

The mission of the charity is to restore the dignity of children by “making school a better place”. This is achieved by rehabilitating schools and initiating self-sustaining projects. Touch Africa is committed to social Entrepreneurship and ensuring that the youth of South Africa have the opportunity to receive an education, which will allow them to become economically viable.

We are planning a 1000km cycle tour that will take a team of 16 cyclists from Grey High School in Port Elizabeth to the Western Cape, returning along the Garden Route. The route will include Montagu, Barrydale, Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay, Storms River and Jeffrey’s Bay.

We feel that this tour is an excellent opportunity for young people, as well as members of the tourism industry, to join forces and to make a positive contribution to addressing critical problems in our community.

Touch Africa

Touch Africa Rehabilitation is a registered NPO 77573 (Non-Profit Organisation) and Section 21 registered company 212007/024885/08.
Their core business is to uplift schools in impoverished/under-privileged areas throughout South Africa, with particular emphasis on rural schools in the Eastern Cape/Transkei, which is the most impoverished province in the country. Our main focus is on Junior Secondary schools for children between the ages of 2 – 18, with foundation phase classes being of major importance.

Their objectives are to:
Improve community morale and hope
• Enhance the education of children
Rehabilitate school infrastructure in previously disadvantaged areas with particular emphasis on rural schools
restore the dignity of children
• enable self-sustaining projects

Touch Africa is excited to announce that the new classroom at Mgothwane School near Willowvale is complete. 35 Grade 6 children will now move out of their old Mudhut classroom to this brand new classroom.

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cycle tour team 2012

This was made possible by the physical feats of our tough grey boys who cycled from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. The R60 000 raised built this new Grade 6 Classroom using local labour.

The scholars and teachers are all excited as they now do not have to be squashed up in other classrooms; there is no better way to end the 2012 school year. The kids are more than motivated to start the New Year a fresh – all thanks to your contribution!

We need to now kit out the classroom with desks and chairs, blackboards etc. We have received some financial support from Abercorn School in the UK which will make all this possible. We are still considering doing a MTB ride to the school for the final handover. This will hopefully be planned for January 2013.

Once again thank you for truly making a difference for Moses and the wonderful children of Mgothwane.

Raised Funds funds Tour Group

Cyclists: Shane Pheiffer, Jordan Slabbert, Shaun Glover, Jarryd Steele, Keagan Scott, Matthew Scott, George Smith, Justin Knott, David Balshaw, Devin Stickells, Brad Fickling, Dylan Sherman, Levi Sacks, Matthew Counihan.
Support: Mr Dean Carelse, Mrs Anneliese van Niekerk, Mr Greg Scott, Mr Mike Glover. Dr David Stickells

Route (approximate distances)    
Sunday 8 July Day 1 Travelling to Cape Town  
Monday 9 July Day 2 Grabouw to Montagu 163km
Tuesday 10 July Day 3 Montagu to Barrydale 63km
Wednesday 11 July Day 4 Barrydale to Oudtshoorn 176km
Thursday 12 July Day 5 Oudtshoorn to George 60km
Friday 13 July Day 6 George to Plettenberg Bay 100km
Saturday 14 July Day 7 Plettenberg Bay to Storms River 60km
Sunday 15 July Day 8 Storms River to Jeffrey’s Bay 107km
Monday 16 July Day 9 Jeffrey’s Bay to PE 75km

cycle route