Post Chutz­pah Adven­ture 2015

Dave Barr and the Rough Rid­ers com­pleted an epic 6500km trip around South Africa, all in aid of dis­abil­ity, but that was not the end..

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We were blown away by the incred­i­ble turnout at a wel­com­ing party hosted by Gold Rand Harley David­son in the East of Johannesburg.

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Pierre Del­port and Gert Le Roux hosted the street party and the vibe was alive. Both of them have been greatly sup­port­ive to this year’s Chutz­pah Adventure.

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Dave gave his inspi­ra­tional speech to the crowd on a warm autumn’s day.

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Young and old wanted a piece of this his­tor­i­cal journey.

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Next day’s break­fast run started early from “Eat Cafe” at Eldo­raine Vilage Mall in Pre­to­ria towards Deneysville. Dave gave a talk at the Motor­cy­cle Museum where we all had a won­der­ful brunch.

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It was a lovely turn-​up and Dave got very excited when he saw a Buel Motor­cy­cle, the first on this trip.

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After his inspi­ra­tional speech a young boy came up to give his last R20 towards a wheel­chair. Every bit helps, what a beau­ti­ful gesture.

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On the 4th of May we trav­elled to the Mil­i­tary Musuem at Zoo Lake to remem­ber Casinga Day together.

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Cassinga Day is a national pub­lic hol­i­day in Namibia remem­ber­ing the Bat­tle of Cassinga. The day remem­bers those, approx­i­mately 600, killed in 1978 when the South African Defence Force con­fronted a SWAPO base at Cassinga in south­ern Angola.

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Dave gave a never before heard speech which truly moved the crowd.

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“Look at the real Hero’s, they are here amongst us here today. They are not who soci­ety and the media tells us to be.“Dave Barr — 4 May 2015.

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Ben­e­fi­cia­ries

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.