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Ride the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge for a ‘Kingdom’ purpose

Cyclists take to the roads of Johannesburg to ride in the 20th edition of the 947 Cycle Challenge on Sunday, 20th of November 2016. There is also a Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday, 13 November 2016. An integral part of the race is the Ride for a Purpose campaign, which is a platform for cyclists to create awareness about personal causes that are close to their hearts.

Last year Wycliffe South Africa entered a team, riding as Africa Alive. The team cycled to raise funds for the Himba Bible Translation Project, which will produce an oral Scripture translation for the Himba people in northern Namibia. With funds raised to date, the Himba project has commenced translation with selected stories from the Bible.

There are more than 700 languages that need Bible translation in Africa and over 100 of these are in southern Africa. Together with key strategic partners, Wycliffe works towards achieving Vision 2025: A translation started in every language that needs one by the year 2025. Funds raised from the 947 Cycle Challenge will go directly towards realising this vision.

This year our “Africa Alive” team is riding to raise funds for the Tonga Translation Project in Zimbabwe.
Even if you don’t cycle, you can get still get involved by giving or praying.
The more funds we raise, the quicker the project will be completed!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

RIDE: If you have already entered, you can still join the “Africa Alive” cycle team. Please contact Bernie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Although the minimum pledge amount is R1,000, please pull out all the stops and raise as much as you can.

GIVE: You can give using SnapScan, or via credit card, debit card or EFT by clicking here.GIVE

PRAY: Please pray with us for the following:

  • A safe race, strength and stamina for every cyclist, many of whom are beginner cyclists.
  • Generous sponsors to support the “Africa Alive” cycle team as they ride for a Kingdom purpose.
  • Increased awareness of the Bible translation needs in our neighbouring countries.
  • People would be inspired to become involved.

Choose to ride for a purpose and help to change lives!