SPC Wattbike Challenge in aid of the Lettie Love Fund
We at SPC support the @LettieLoveFund and the Pink Drive. The @LettieLoveFund came to our attention through @pureadventures Mike de Haast and Adrian Saffy and all the good work they did supporting the cause
Seeing that our local cricketers are in their off-season and doing a “Wattbike Wednesday” every week we decided to use this opportunity to raise some funds. So the idea of sponsorship per km came to mind and today it all happened at SPC.
We had tremendous support throughout the buildup to the event and even more so on the day. 15 riders (no cricketers) and a certain Mr. Adrian Saffy rode in 5 groups, starting at 8am. Each player did his bit for @LettieLoveFund and pushed out some serious Watts! The end result: A total distance of 588,54km were covered at an average speed of 36.78 km/h. Not bad boys, not bad at all! For the cyclist that is a very good average over a duration of 60min. For the cricketer it is an outstanding effort! With all of the effort, pain and sweat we are very proud to announce that we were able to raise just over R30,000 for the @LettieLoveFund
A special mention must go out to every company and individual that made this event not only possible but also a huge success. @wattbike and @WattbikeSA were simply outstanding. Without any hesitation they shipped additional Wattbikes from Joburg to Bloem to support the challenge. Our partners @futurelifeza, @BiogenSA, @Dischem you guys have been outstanding as always in supporting SPC and the Knights.
The guys from the media, @MorganPiek, @OFM9497 @SuperSportTV @volksbladnuus were all out there to cover the event, creating more awareness and ultimately supporting the event in the best way possible.
Then there were the sponsors, supporting and sponsoring every km completed. With over R30,000 raised special word of thanks to: ITEC, Oos Krieket, Big Sky, Interstate, Riaan Nel, @KKRiders, Cardoso, SPC, Quintiles (Chris de Vries), @KnightsCricket, Chambers, Necron Properties
As they say thats a wrap; 588 km, 15 hours, sore & tired legs, off-season, a few laughs (and some funny faces) and a lot of sweat! We ended up 12km short of the big 600km but not due to a lack of effort, the boys gave it their all! WattbikeWednesday here to stay? Next challenge: maybe taking on Cheetahs Rugby, Bloemfontein Celtic or the Free State Crinums?