Challenge yourself to ride 920km and raise funds to support Bible Society's Bible-based Literacy project in South Africa
Let's transform lives through literacy!
When? 12th - 19th October 2019
Where? Goulburn - Boorowa - Gundagai - Tumbarumba (via Tumut) - Henty (via Holbrook) - Junee - Young - Yass (via Rye Park) - Goulburn
How much? $50 registration. $500 on road costs for riders. $250 on road costs for roadies. If you would like to do part of the ride a price per day can be negotiated, around $60 per day.
Why are we riding?
With about half of South Africa's population living in poverty, too many children are falling behind before they even start school. It's estimated that 80 percent of disadvantaged learners will not reach the highest level of school.
The purpose of this project is to teach basic literacy skills to pre-school to Grade 2 children in disadvantaged areas. This should assist them greatly with their formal education through the school system. As well as promoting literacy, the project will also help children know and understand the Bible at a very early age.
We hope to supply 360,000 booklets free of charge in seven of the 11 languages spoken in South Africa. Will you support us?