Cape to Cairo 2010

A Motorcycle Diary


20 years ago I had a dream of riding my motorcycle from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt, however 20 years ago, I was 19 years old and broke and therefore this idea was to remain a dream that had to be postponed (like so many things in our lives) for a point in the future when other priorities would not be more important!

We all get so caught up in our lives, the complications, the details and the reasons why our dreams have to be postponed until a more suitable and convenient time, however, the truth is that there is never a convenient time and the best time, ultimately, is always RIGHT NOW!

If one consistently defers their dreams, hopes and aspirations into the future, inevitably time runs out, and what started as a dream will end as just that and therefore I have decided (with my family’s consent) to jump off the treadmill of Daily Grind and swap it out for a motorbike for 8 weeks in order to fulfill one of my dreams and on the 30th of June 2010, my Brother in Law, Dale Edwards and I will be leaving Cape Town for a 56 day, 12,745km trip to Cairo.

Being fortunate enough to have this opportunity for ourselves, we have decided to support an unbelievable charity with an attempt to raise funds for MaAfrika Tikkun who as part of their own ethos provides the opportunity to fulfill dreams to those less fortunate. In this regard, our plea has thus far generated an overwhelming support from friends, colleagues and corporates alike.

There are almost too many names to mention but some of the corporate donators that have overwhelmingly supported this charity in tandem with our adventure are:

Grindrod Bank, Griffin Holdings, PG Glass, Stonehage, Bradford McCormack, Saville Row Auctioneers, Five T Capital, Bentley Motors, Amalgamated Contracting, VSC Solutions and Oxygen Asset Management.

We cannot be thankful enough for their support, they are all incredible and dynamic organisations in their own right, but like all fantastic busineses, its about the quality of the people within and their generosity herein is a reflection thereof!!


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