A short while ago our Intrepid Cyclist set off on his Epic Challenge – crossing Mpumalanga on a bicycle ~ One Man, One Bicycle, 440 Kilometres in #24 Hours!!

These are officially the FIRST ‪#‎24Challenge‬ photograph of Francois on the road!

Starting off in Hoedspruit, he has 87.2km to cycle before he reaches Ohringstad, which he estimated will be between 17:00 and 18:00 this evening.


It is 39 degrees Celsius  (102.2 F)  at the moment, but he is going like a champ.

Francois will CYCLE 440km within 24 hours to raise‪#‎ChildhoodCancerAwarness‬ and Funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

To give you a little more perspective:

The annual Cape Argus Cycle Race is 109km, so the #24Challenge is more than 4 Cape Argus Cycle Races in 24 hours!


The Durban Amashova is 106km….so again, the #24Challenge is to complete more than 4 Amashova’s within 24 hours!


The Cape Classic 380 is 380km cycled over three days…..Francois is going to do 380km AND THEN SOME… in under 24 hours!

This young man deserves RESPECT for what he is doing to raise ‪#‎ChildhoodCancerAwareness‬ and Funds for LFCT.


Please show this wonderful, compassionate young 21-year-old chap that we think that what he is doing for children with Cancer is FANTASTIC by donating to his cause.

24 hr challenge map

Sms “GOLD” to 40770 to make a quick, once-off R20 Donation

Corporate Pledges

Francois is asking corporate companies to pledge to donating on a sliding scale, based on the 6 legs of the 24 Hour Challenge to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust:

  • If he finishes leg 1 of the 6 within the 24 hours: Donate R100.00
  • If he finishes legs 1 & 2 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R250.00
  • If he finishes legs 1, 2 & 3 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R500.00
  • If he finishes legs 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the 6 within the 24 hours: donate R750.00
  • If he finishes legs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 within the 24 hours: donate R1 000.00
  • If he finishes ALL SIX LEGS (440km) WITHIN 24 HOURS: donate R2 500.00 to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust

As the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a fully registered NPO with PBO status and a certified Level 4 B-BEEE Contributor, full Section 18 A tax benefits and 100% B-BEEE score applies to all donations received for The 24 Hour Challenge.

We ask for your full support of this incredibly inspirational young man’s efforts! By Supporting his selfless enthusiastic and passion-driven initiative, you will be supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness and many other types of support that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust offers Children Fighting Cancer and their families across South Africa.

If you commit to a pledge, as set out above, you will receive a feedback email on October 6th confirming how many legs Francois completed within the allotted 24 hours, plus an invoice for the amount you committed to donating. Your Section 18A and B-BEEE documentation, will be issued as soon as proof of payment is received by

If you simply wish to applaud this student’s amazing commitment at an age when most are concerned with parties, fashion and self-centred lifestyles, and would like to show him your support by making a donation in his name, please feel free to do so via one of the following methods:

Please go to Francois’s United Challenge For Little Fighters Cancer Trust Back-a-Buddy Page to support him in his quest to raise funding for Children with Cancer by making a donation.


Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch Code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
Reference: Company Name+24

Please email proof of payment to to have your Section 18A tax certificate and B-BEEE score documentation issued.

PayPal Donations



Additional Details

NPO Registration Number: 089-376
PBO Registration Number: 9300 37 657

Web Links

Little Fighters Cancer Trust

Twitter: @LFCancerTrust

Contact: Media, Donations and Sponsorships: Mandie Erasmus
Office Hours: 021 863 0249 ǀ Cell: 073 729 6155

United Challenge

Twitter: @UnitedChallenge

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