Cape to Kenya (Equator) and back
on a Motorcycle
Two pack for a journey to the equator
by Lizette Smit (Swartland Monitor - 3 February 2011)
Malmesbury - Theuns Duvenhage (53) (well known farmer and businessman), and Ernst Bester (now businessman from Bray in North West), are riding to the equator and back on their motorcycles, approximately 18 000km. The plan is to depart, from the townhall in Malmesbury, on the second of May by means of a big ceremony and a convoy of supporters, on their own motorcycles, to accompany Duvenhage & Bester to Ceres. If all goes well, the tour will be completed in more or less two months.
Duvenhage and Bester have both undergone heart bypass operations and, out of appreciation for Duvenhage's second chance in life, would like to give back to the community. The reason for this ambitious tour is to raise enough money to build a second cancer treatment centre in the town.
"Because cancer gives you the opportunity to make things right with God. I've lived in the town for 53 years and would like to do something for the community."
Duvenhage and Bester are tackling this tour without the use of a support vehicle, aware that 101 things can go wrong. He said, "we live in the belief, in other words, of things that you cannot see"
The duo are looking for more sponsors for their bikes, a KTM & a BMW.
You can follow the tour on facebook and www.talanahills.co.za. Anyone that would like to make a donation to the planned "Opportunity Room" can pay in to the Standard Bank (of South Africa) acc no: 385039816, branch code: 050507.
[Translated by Evan Horton & Theuns Duvenhage & Oscar van Wyk]