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1965 Ride Gallery


Posted on April 9th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

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Chevrolet UTE Force 1965Ride 2014


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

The Chevrolet UTE Force team are on board again this year! Two Chev Utility bakkies will be supporting 30 riders cycling over 850km from Johannesburg to Queenstown. Through sponsorships every kilometre over  the 9 days counts, with funds raised for education in the greater Queenstown area, affording worthy South African youth the opportunity of a quality education.  Departure was this morning, 02 April 2014 from  Life Suikerbosrand Hospital in Heidelberg, and thanks to Chevrolet there will be daily video footage – so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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1965 Ride 2014 Day 1: Heidelburg to Frankfort


Posted on April 9th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

The journey begins for the 2014 edition of the 1965 Ride. Day 1 took the riders 140km from Heidelburg in Johannesburg through to Frankfort in the Orange Free State. With the wind behind their backs it was an enjoyable ride for the 25 cyclists taking part. All in the name of better education in the Queenstown district. Follow the journey on Twitter and Facebook!



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UTEFORCE West Rand School


Posted on April 9th, by in Mission 16: West Rand School, Uncategorized.

Chevrolet South Africa Ute Force teamed up with Maria Botha from Ripples for Good to upgrade the girls hostel at the West Rand School for disabled children.



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 2: Frankfort to Reitz


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

Have a look at this amazing video of Day 2 of the 1965Ride 2014. Although it was hard day that saw the 1965Ride cyclists deal with a lot wind, determination and teamwork pulled everyone through. The 1965Ride is an annual 850km, nine day cycle tour between Johannesburg and Queenstown. It is undertaken by a group of passionate amateur cyclists who believe in doing something constructive to secure the educational future of those who need it most.



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 3: Reitz to Ficksburg


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

The longest day in the saddle with over 140km completed. A chilly start in Ficksburg the riders meandered through the beautiful countryside to Ficksburg in the Orange Free State. All for better education in the Queenstown district.



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 4: Ficksburg to Ladybrand


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

A beautiful South African sunshine day in the saddle. 10 Life Hospital cyclists from Bloemfontein joined the 1965 Riders to show their support for a worthwhile cause.



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 5: Ladybrand to Wepener


Posted on April 8th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

The start of the second half of the tour. After the tough Ladybrand Hill it was smooth riding with improved road conditions all the way to Wepener. Amazing country side and a good short day in the saddle



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 6: Wepener to Zastron


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

A short recovery ride through the Orange Free State to Zastron. Spirits are high amongst the cyclists. The journey is almost over for a worthwhile cause of creating a better future for education in the Queenstown district.



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1965 Ride 2014 Day 7: Zastron to Aliwal North


Posted on April 7th, by in Mission 17: 1965Ride 2014 Tour.

Finally in the Eastern Cape. Crossing the Orange River towards our final destination our cyclists averaged 25km/h. Tomorrow is the final push to Penhoek Pass keep on watching and share video far and wide.



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