Crazy Nomad Ride for Cancer Kids
Crazy Nomad Jason Doyle and his good friend Tony Visser undertook a first-of-its-kind epic Fundraising Ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town (approximately 1 400 kms) on 60cc motorised bicycles to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, leaving from Melrose Arch on 15 December. The trip was expected to take around 15 days.
They made good time each day despite having to keep off the major highways and dealing with some really bad gravel roads. Unfortunately the bikes did take a beating and after numerous punctures, a popped clutch bearing, a cooked motor that had to be replaces and various other problems such as a frame that broke in three and had to be welded back together, the guys stuck to it and arrived in Cape Town 20 days and 1903 kilometres (due to enforced route changes) later.
We met with the Crazy Nomad team for the first time upon their arrival in Cape Town, although we had corresponded and spoken many times since the trip had been conceived, and we clicked immediately.
The guys did not stop there… they went on to Hout Bay and Simonstown and various other burbs and continued to spread awareness and fundraise wherever they went. Both guys said that the trip really changed them fundamentally and that they looked forward to doing it again so we will see…
Tony is still continuing to spread childhood cancer awareness wherever he goes, and hopefully he will become more involved in LFCT. Jason has got married in the meantime and joined his family in Poland but will be returning to South Africa later this year and hopefully there will be another ride…
Teen Warrior Support
Our Teen Warrior in Mossel Bay was declared terminal and went home to spend her last days with her family. LFCT supported her and the family by providing special needs such as a special pillow, a wheelchair and various other items to help make her last days at least a bit more comfortable. Unfortunately she earned her angel wings on 25 February 2019.