Welcome to my website!
If you are a biker and love the wide open plains of our African continent, then you are at the right spot.
On this website you will find enough information to start planning your own long ride. Whether it is from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Cape Town to Europe, go and do it!
To update yourself on my most recent trips and photographs, visit my blog. On the blog you can also subscribe to all posts made so that you don't miss any news.
MY 2012 RIDE
I completed my Russia / Siberia ride.
Here is my blog where you can read my updates and see my photographs.
My fuel log book: (Excel spreadsheet)
The preparations for my trip: Have a look at my checklist page. Click here.
As in 2010 FSA Youth Exchange and Operation Smile joined hands to use this ride to create awareness for the fantastic work that Op Smile is doing under children with cleft lips and palates, and to raise funds to fund these operations. (Confirmation of Operation Smile)
We reached the target of R 80 000.00 with our fundraiser dinner that took place on 1 September. I am so grateful to all people who contributed in many ways. 15 children are going to undergo that life-changing operation thanks to YOU.
Donations: I am not going to stop raising funds for Operation Smile. If you want to make a donation to Operation Smile, click here!
Did you make a donation? Please confirm on the list of donations whether we've received it.
Our guarantee: 100% of the donations will get to Operation Smile. Not a single cent is deducted for the so-called 'administrative fees'.
It is a privilege to help those unfortunate children. Let us continue doing good.
An Afrikaans internet magazine "Sonder seels" had an interesting article on Operation Smile.
My past rides:
Every second year I try to do a long tour. I've done the following major rides:
2008 - Across Africa to the border of Russia and then back to Germany.
2010 - From Germany across Africa to South Africa. With this trip R 136 738.00 was raised for Op Smile!
2011 - to Lake Malawi and back (not really a long tour though)
Enjoy the website, enjoy the adrenaline rush of travelling outside the defined boundaries!
Lodie de Jager
The partners in the 2012 Russia / Siberia ride are