#‎24Challenge‬ Cycling for Childhood Cancer ~ 135,8Kms Done; 304,2 Kms to GO!!

Awesome South African

The Cycle Race-Against-Time
440 Kms in Under 24 Hours

Francois at the start of Leg 2

Francois at the start of Leg 2

There are 6 stages to Francois’ 24 Hour Challenge for Childhood Cancer Awareness:

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km – DONE!
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km – DONE!
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1 km
Leg 4: Dullstroom to Carolina – 83.6 km
Leg 5: Carolina to Ermelo – 66.2 km
Leg 6: Ermelo to Volksrust – 99 km

Francois will afford himself a 15 minute break in-between each of the phases. The pace will be approximately 23-25km/hour, and he has allowed for an additional 4 hours within the 24 hour limit for eventualities.

Francois took strain on the second leg due to severe cramping, which is probably as a result of the extreme heat today, even though he was well cared for and did hydrate regularly. That is fine though, he soldiered on and did the last 30 kms without taking a break even once!

It has been decided that he will take a bit of a longer break at this stop to ensure that he is in perfect physical condition before heading out on Leg 3, so we wish him a good break and strength and fortitude for what is still to come.

In the meantime his support group continues to send him well-wishes and Mandie is still forwarding some amazing messages that have been recorded especially for him by our Little Fighters and their Families.

Francois you are AMAZING!!! Keep the Faith, Bru and do it for the Kids!!

And its off to Dullstroom in Leg 3…

Leg 3 Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km

Leg 3 Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km

Francois is being accompanied by one support vehicle, generously sponsored by KIA SOUTH AFRICA, and two support crew, who are making sure that he has fresh clothes, keeps hydrated, and has a constant supply of high-energy fast meals; they are also looking after his general safety and well-being whilst on the road. THANK YOU to all of you who are supporting this amazing young man on the road!!!


PEEPS We need DONATIONS to come in a LOT faster PLEASE!!!

This young man is giving it all, heart, soul and strength, and seeing the donations coming in will spur him on to push harder and further.

PLEASE show him that what he is doing for Children with Cancer is appreciated!!

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


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 mandie@littlefighters.org.za 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Little.Fighters
Twitter: @LFCancerTrust
Website: www.littlefighters.org.za

Contact: Media, Donations and Sponsorships: Mandie Erasmus
Email: mandie@littlefighters.org.za
Office Hours: 021 863 0249 ǀ Cell: 073 729 6155

United Challenge

Twitter: @UnitedChallenge

kidzz thank you


About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 5 October, 2015, in Blog, News & Events, United Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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