uBhejane Xtreme MTB
Challenge Media Release
21 Nov 2018
Written by: Dave Macleod
Big carrot for uBhejane
Xtreme MTB challenge riders
Hillcrest - With numbers swelling for the tough uBhejane Xtreme MTB
Challenge rides in support of rhino conservation in early December,
participants working hard to attract pledges and donations have been
buoyed by a new luxury holiday incentive for the rider that raises the
most in donations for Project Rhino.
The MTB enthusiast that tops the list of donations secured and paid up
during this yearís ride will win a trip for two people to the luxury
Amakhala Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape with return airfares from
Pentravel and airport transfers, all worth around R20 000.
Riders taking part in the five different rides, ranging from the new
three-day ride that starts on 6 December to the signature 340km one day
ride, and the 250km, 100km and 35km rides on Saturday 8 December are
challenged to raise at least R5000 each for Project Rhino.
The added incentive prize for the top donation earner will fuel the
fundraising efforts over the last few weeks before the ride.
Since the first uBhejaneX ride in 2015, over R1 million has been raised
for Project Rhino by MTB enthusiasts riding the uBhejaneX, with over
R500 000 raised at last yearís ride.
Men and women taking part in the rides are being reminded that it is not
competitive, and that each group will be led by a ride master who will
set a comfortable pace for the entire group, to ensure that every rider
can manage the distance to the rhino statue at the entrance to Hluhluwe,
and onto Hilltop Camp which marks the end of the ride for every rider.
The 7500 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve is an icon destination in the
Eastern Cape, successfully rehabilitating land once farmed to its
original flora and fauna, and offering visitors sighting of the Big
Five, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other
Those interested in taking
part may apply to enter, donations can be submitted and more information
can be found via the eventís website, www.ubhejanex.org.
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The top fundraiser in this
year's uBhejaneX MTB Challenge will win a luxury holiday to Amakhala
Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape with return flights from Pentravel.
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