Participants of the grueling 340km uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge, from Cadence Cycling Performance Centre in Hillcrest to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve’s Hilltop Camp on Saturday 10 December, are set to provide a key funding source for Project Rhino KZN when the corporate world downs tools this festive season.
While many folk look forward to enjoying some down time and unwinding with friends and family in December, the work does not stop for the KwaZulu-Natal based anti-rhino poaching initiative and uBhejane Xtreme riders’ contributions provide a timely financial boost to Project Rhino KZN’s efforts.
“We’re hugely appreciative of everything that the uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge does to support our efforts at Project Rhino KZN, particularly during what can be quite a difficult time for us,” says Project Rhino KZN’s Grant Fowlds. “Many businesses close at the end of the year and with that comes a drying up of some of our much needed financial resources over this period, this despite our efforts continuing 365 days a year. As such, having an event like the uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge – which takes place in December, when a lot of people have a bit more free time to involve themselves in a venture like this – is a huge help for us at Project Rhino KZN.”
On the back of the 1st Howick’s #rhinoshoutout challenge held on the 31st July 2016, in partnership with The Kingsley Holgate Foundation and Project Rhino KZN, 1st Howick Scouts will be providing support to the extraordinary uBhejane Xtreme riders who have the courage to take on this staggering ride. 1st Howick Cub and Scout Group will also use the opportunity provided by the event to present a cheque for R10 000 to Project Rhino KZN from the funds raised for the cause during the #rhinoshoutout challenge held earlier this year.
For more information on the uBhejane Xtreme MTB Challenge, visit http://ubhejanex.co.za/ and https://www.facebook.com/ubhejanextreme/