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#‎24Challenge‬ Cycling for Childhood Cancer: Report Back


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Unfortunately Francois had to give up his attempt at around 4am Tuesday morning due to his body having started shutting down on him. While we feel his pain at not completing his mission, Francois is a HERO to us and to all the Little Fighters that he represented during this monumental attempt.

This young chap did not have the best of times weather-wise – he found himself cycling in the middle of a heatwave on Monday afternoon when the temperatures peaked at a sweltering 39C (102.2F) degrees, and then dropped to a chilly 8C (46F)later that evening.

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


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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!

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Francois Needs YOUR Support #‎24Challenge‬


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Francois is doing well, but he has taken HUGE strain in the past 4 hours with massive hills to climb in 39C (102.2F) degrees PLUS, and although he is being very well supported both on the road and from the sidelines, he needs YOUR support!!

His crew is ensuring that he is he is being kept well-hydrated (had to make him take a short break during the first stage to ensure he did not get heat stroke), and he is being sent voice-messages from out Little Fighters and their families to keep his spirits up and encourage him, but he needs YOUR support.

This ride is a MASSIVE challenge, and is being done to raise funds for Children with Cancer, so the best way that YOU can encourage Francois to carry on and ride like the wind is for him to see that his efforts are bearing fruit.

Here are a few photos of the first leg which he has just finished.

Francois will take a 15 minute break at Ohringstad and then begin Leg 2.

Leg 2

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… and He’s Off… #‎24Challenge‬


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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.

LEG 1

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.

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Little Fighter Marlee’s Message for Faf #‎24Challenge‬


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Good Luck, Francois “Faf” Naude ~ Cycling 440kms in 24hrs for Childhood Cancer


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One Man; One Bicycle ~ 440Kms in 24 Hours for
Childhood Cancer Awareness & Fundraising!!!

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to wish Francois Good Luck with his Epic Adventure, and as we say innie Kaap  “Hou Bene, Hou!

Francois will be setting out on his epic bicycle challenge at 14H00, cycling 440 kilometres in 24 hours, split into 6 stages:

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km
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.

Here is a message of support for Francois from one of our Little Fighters, Camdyn

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Riaan & Ethan Jacobs Message to Faf Naude ‪#‎24Challenge‬


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One Man; One Bicycle ~ 440Kms in 24 Hours for
Childhood Cancer Awareness & Fundraising!!!

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to wish Francois Good Luck with his Epic Adventure, and as we say innie Kaap “Hou Bene, Hou!

Francois will be setting out on his epic bicycle challenge at 14H00, cycling 440 kilometres in 24 hours, split into 6 stages:

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km
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.

Here is a message of support for Francois from one of our Little Fighters, Ethan Jacobs and his Dad Riaan

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A Message from The Man Himself ‪#‎24Challenge‬


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One Man; One Bicycle ~ 440Kms in 24 Hours for
Childhood Cancer Awareness & Fundraising!!!

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to wish Francois Good Luck with his Epic Adventure, and as we say innie Kaap “Hou Bene, Hou!

Francois will be setting out on his epic bicycle challenge at 14H00, cycling 440 kilometres in 24 hours, split into 6 stages:

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km
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.

Here is a rather emotional message from Francois himself, taped just hours before taking on this HUGE challenge in aid of Little Fighters cancer Trust and Childhood Cancer Awareness.

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One Man; One Bicycle ~ 440Kms in 24 Hours!!!


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One Man; One Bicycle ~ 440Kms in 24 Hours for
Childhood Cancer Awareness & Fundraising!!!

Francois will depart on his epic race-against-time from just outside Hoedspruit @ 14:00 on Monday 5th October in his attempt to cycle 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours!!!

This 21 yr old student is taking on this challenge in the name of Childhood Cancer Awareness & Fundraising for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust  because he has seen the ravages of cancer on our Little Fighters and their families, and has taken it upon himself to DO something about it.

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

Leg 1: Hoedspruit to Ohringstad – 87.2 km
Leg 2: Ohringstad to Lydenburg – 48.6 km
Leg 3: Lydenburg to Dullstroom – 56.1km
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.

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United Challenge ~ Cycling 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours for Childhood Cancer!!!


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The Cycle Race Across Mpumalanga

 5th October 2015!!

Francois will depart on his epic race-against-time from just outside Hoedspruit @ 14:00 on Monday 5th October in his attempt to cycle 440 Kilometres in 24 Hours!!!

Mpumalanga, formally known as Eastern Transvaal, and locally referred to as ‘The Place Where the Sun Rises’ is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.

Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of metres down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld.

Mpumalanga is known for the saga of the 1870s gold rush era, a wealth of fascinating tribal legends, and majestic mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.

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The 24 Hour Challenge!!


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The Race Across Mpumalanga

 5th October 2015!!

Faf is at it again!!

In his quest to raise Awareness around Childhood Cancer and raise much-needed funding for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Francois ‘Faf’ Naude will be undertaking the mammoth task of racing across the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa in under 24 hours on a bicycle on 5 October.

Francois does various races and endurance trials etc under the auspices of United Challenge, the charity that he started in July 2015, a community platform where individuals or organisations can unite to bring about change in lives through charity.

official route of the 24 Hour Challenge on 5th October 2015

The 24 Hour Challenge – The Race Across Mpumalanga, in association with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust,  will start just outside Hoedspruit at 14H00 on Monday 5th October, and Francois will attempt to cover the 440.49km within 24 hours, taking several 15 minute breaks along the way.

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United Challenge


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WHAT is United Challenge?

United Challenge LogoUnited Challenge is a charity that seeks to establish a community platform where individuals or organisations can unite to bring about change in a world which is in dire need of ordinary individuals that are willing to do extraordinary things for various causes, projects and movements.

United Challenge’s vision is to be a foundation for individuals to use their talents and skills to improve the lives of those facing various challenges.

WHO is United Challenge?

United Challenge was started earlier in 2015 by Francois “Faf” Naude, a 21 year old student from Potchefstroom. Francois is currently studying towards Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Francois is also an enthusiastic  athlete who loves taking part in road-running, road-cycling and triathlons. Francois has a passion for exercise and endurance sport, as well as a passion for helping those affected by various severely incapacitating social circumstances.

Francois decided to combine these two passions to benefit those who find themselves in less than great social circumstances.

With this in mind, Francois approached the Little Fighters Cancer Trust to partner with them in raising funds for Children with Cancer and their Families.

Francois aims to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust by  participating in races in various disciplines, including road-running, road-cycling and triathlons, as well as competing in various endurance events and attending and hosting various formal charity events  in order to raise funding, as well as raising Child Cancer Awareness.

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