2019 ride info

December 1-2 2019

Follow the courageous cyclists as they ride from Secunda to Durban for the challenging 606 km Ride for MRP Foundation.

Stage 1

  • Cycling Time:14 hours
  • Start04h30, Secunda
  • Finish18h00, Ladysmith
  • Distance346km
  • Ascent2900m
  • Challenge 700 foot Majuba Pass

Stage 2

  • Cycling Time:12 hours
  • Start04h00, Ladysmith
  • Finish16h00, CMH Nissan Durban
  • Distance260km
  • Ascent3400m
  • HighlightThe Nelson Mandela Capture Site

the jersey

White Jersey

A rider who has completed 1 or 2 rides.

Pink Jersey

A rider who has completed 3 or 4 rides.

Yellow Jersey

The rider who has completed the Ride the most number of times.

Green Jersey

The rider who has completed 5 or 6 rides.

Absa Red Jersey

The rider with the most funds raised from previous year.

Sunday, December 1 - Secunda to Ladysmith -  346km
04h30 - Depart Graceland Hotel: Turn right onto Secunda Road, right onto the R546. Turn left onto the R547.
09h00 - Arrive in Standerton in Krogh Street, right into Charl Cilliers Street and left into Prinses Street. Breakfast at the SPAR in Prinses Street.
09h30 - Depart Standerton at 09H30 heading for Volksrust.
12h30 - Arrive in Volksrust. Lunch at Laerskool Pioneer.
13h00 - Depart Volksrust and head for Ladysmith. 
18h00 - Arrive in Ladysmith at the Royal Hotel in Murchison Street.

Monday, December 2 - Ladysmith to CMH Nissan - Durban 260km
04h00 - Depart Royal Hotel Ladysmith from Murchison Street, for Colenso and Estcourt.
08h00 - Arrive in Mooi River. Breakfast at the Mooi River SPAR.
08h30 - Depart Mooi River for Nottingham Road, Midmar, Howick and Hilton. 
10h30 - Tea break at SPAR at the Quarry in Hilton. Escort by the Pmb Police from the SPAR at the Quarry in Old Howick Road and through Pmb to the top of Polly Shorts.
12h00 - Polly Shorts. Lunch.
12h30 - Depart Polly Shorts to Pot & Kettle.
14h00 - Bothas Hill. Metro Police escort from Pot & Kettle, along Old Main Road towards M13. Continue on King Cetshwayo (Jan Smuts) Highway, left along N3 towards Tollgate. Continue upon Johannes Nkosi (Alice) Street, onto KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, right onto Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue, onto Walnut Road, right onto Monty Naicker (Pine) Street to finish at CMH Nissan Durban.  
15h00 / 16h00 - Arrive at CMH Nissan Durban 115 Monty Naicker Road. 

the stories

“SA Rugby Legends have always used the power of sport to improve the lives of thousands of young kids all over South Africa and the world. It’s great to share our vision and dreams with like-minded people, like MRP Foundation, and to make a contribution in a small way to what they are trying to achieve. To suffer for 606 km over two days on a bike while having fun is a great way for us to help raise funds and awareness for the Foundation.”

Stefan Terblanche

CEO of SA Rugby Legends

“Funds raised will be used to empower the youth of South Africa through MRP Foundation’s high-impact education and skills development programmes. All support and contributions are invaluable to breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality in South Africa. Through the Ride, it's amazing to see teamwork in action in such a selfless manner, all with the purpose of finishing collectively."

Karen Wells

Head of MRP Foundation

"You all must be crazy. I thought after 46 years of covering the Tour de France I had seen it all. What you are doing is truly magnificent and I know that it is for a good cause - to help MRP Foundation - so congratulations for cycling and training.”

Phil Liggett

Cycling Commentator and Journalist

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