Wel­come to Chutzpah

Leav­ing on the 15th of April 2015, Dave Barr will tour on a Harley David­son 1200 Sport­ster around South Africa, Vis­it­ing Cheshire Home in Cape Town, PE, Dur­ban and Johan­nes­burg, and meet­ing more of the won­der­ful peo­ple of South Africa to raise aware­ness for Cheshire Homes and the Quad­Para Asso­ci­a­tion of South Africa

The worlds most remark­able dis­abled man will be vis­it­ing your area soon. Dave Barr, an Amer­i­can man who joined the SADF, lost his legs when his Jeep hit a land­line in Angola while Dave was the leg­endary Colonel Jan Breytenbach’s machine gun­ner. Dave recov­ered and after return­ing to com­bat duties on prosthesis’s, finally left the army and embarked on a life­long quest to help other dialled peo­ple come to terms with their dis­abil­i­ties.

Dave chose Cheshire Homes as his favoured char­ity as it had been started by another sol­dier, the VC win­ner Leonard Cheshire of WW2.

Dave took on the almost unbe­liev­able chal­lenge of cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the world , alone, on his Harley David­son motor­cy­cle. No-​one, never mind a dis­abled per­son, had ever done this before. In 1994, Dave com­pleted 132 000km and entered the Guin­ness Book of World Records for the first of three entries. After this stu­pen­dous feat, he also criss-​crossed Aus­tralia and crossed Siberia in win­ter , alone on his Harley.During his jour­neys, Dave gave moti­va­tional talks to dis­abled peo­ple and raised money for the world-​wide Cheshire Homes organ­i­sa­tion.

<>This year Dave returns to South Africa, where it all started and he asks your sup­port in his ride around the whole coun­try to help the dis­abled bik­ers and ex-​servicemen in South Africa. Dave will give a soul stir­ring talk of his adven­tures and aims to help the dis­abled in your dis­trict dur­ing the overnight stops. See the sched­ule below.

Please help this man help others.


Cheshire Home South Africa

After more than forty eight years of ser­vice to Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties in South Africa, Cheshire Homes has accu­mu­lated a sub­stan­tial range of resources and ser­vicede­liv­ery pro­grammes, which are care­fully man­aged, in line with a ded­i­cated visio­n­and mis­sion refined in con­sul­ta­tion with Per­sons with Disabilities

Quad Para Asso­ci­a­tion of South Africa

QASA is a co-​ordinating, policy-​making, gov­ern­ing and­sup­port­ing organ­i­sa­tion.
The Asso­ci­a­tion strives to pre­vent spinal cord injury, as well as pro­tect and pro­mote the inter­ests of peo­ple with mobil­ity impair­ments by for­mu­lat­ing a national pol­icy and strat­egy, to develop and ensure the full poten­tial and qual­ity of their lives.

Main Spon­sors

Hoog­land Health Hydro

Hoogland Health Hydro

Hoog­land Health Hydro is a fam­ily owned busi­ness, spe­cial­is­ing in improv­ing phys­i­cal well­be­ing since 1977. Hoog­land prides itself in treat­ing guests as unique indi­vid­u­als and sup­port­ing and improv­ing the body’s own heal­ing abil­i­ties in a com­fort­able, nat­ural envi­ron­ment. Their team of med­ical and well­be­ing pro­fes­sion­als are highly expe­ri­enced and all cel­e­brate the tenac­ity of the human spirit. Few peo­ple embody spirit and tenac­ity as much as Dave Barr.