If you’ve followed any of our Trans Afrika races over the years, then you may recognize the name Dan Hayman. As the mens winner of our 2014 Trans Afrika Bike Race, Dan has decided to come back to our beautiful country, but this time it’s to do something that hasn’t been attempted before.
Dan’s return to South Africa will see him participate in the Comrades Marathon again this year. But, that’s not all Dan’s going to be doing.
In an effort to raise funds for Qhubeka, Dan will be riding from Fouriesburg into Lesotho, up the highest road passes and down the Sani pass. And he’ll do all of this before running the Marathon. That’s enough to make him a true Iron Man on our books!
Now, Dan’s a favorite amongst the organizers and racers as both a tough competitor and a true gentleman, no and off the bike.
This is how it all started: in true Dan-style, Dan wanted to bring his partner Louise along with him on holiday to our shores, where he wanted them to brave the Moteng Pass together, a name that many of our previous Trans Afrika riders may recognize.
Louise then gave him this challenge: ride a Qhubeka bike from Fouriesburg up Moteng Pass and through Lesotho, down, up and down the Sani pass again before riding all the way to Durban to run the Comrades. All of this will be done on a 26kg Qhubeka bike.
So, with Dan’s determination and spirit, we thought that we’d also raise some extra fund for Qhubeka along the way. After the trek, Dan will be donating his Qhubeka bike, too. So, we’d like to invite all adrenaline junkies to please support Dan and Louise in their efforts and to donate to show your support for Qhubeka. This is a ride that’s never been attempted on a Qhubeka bike before, so let’s show Dan and Louise that we’re behind them all the way.
Please visit our Give ‘n Gain page for more info.