2017 Cycle Event

This year’s 947 cycle for Refilwe Community Project

Team Hobart consists of colleagues and friends of the Hobart Group family.

The Team : 42 members in Total – 37 riders and 5 Support Crew.

Team Ireland


David Barnby

Tim Barnby

Sara Barnby

Rory O Mathuna

Niall Nagle

Liam Fitzgerald

Melanie Poussin

Gavin Westley

Gordon Cowpar

Riain Jones

Micheal Crowley

Michelle Bourke Eoin

Duggan Mc Sweeney

Team UK


Matt Gaskell

Gordon Pound

Alessia Baldassini

Joe Griffin

Marcin Bubik

Team South Africa


Mark Hele

Tammy Smith

Peter McCrystal

Ian McCrystal

Gerald Schell

Jaco Smith

Charlene Smith

David Tullis

Katherine Roderick

Kumar Naidu

Colette Diamond

Adriaan Gie

Manfred Kohlmeyer

Mark Stewart

Paul Rose

Sandy Aiken-Rose

Danie Moolman

Warrick Cress

Gareth Ackerman

Rosalie Ackerman

Support Crew

Gloria Ford

Ronnell Henning

The rule for this year’s challenge

Each team member (cyclists and support crew) has a personal target of R15, 000 (EUR 1,000) for Refilwe, the overall goal is to raise R750,000. Each team will organize events in their region to raise funds and extending the help to the different offices Team Ireland has already came up with a few events – check them out in our “Fundraising” section Check the Hobart Enterprises Charitable Trust Facebook page to learn about the events and get live updates.

Training kick off in Mallow with Matt’s cycle (from left to right : Mel, Val, Sara, Michelle, Matt, Dave, Riain)

Team Durban training hard (from left to right : Paul, Danie and Jaco)

On Sunday 19 November, thousands of fellow cyclists will be riding a tough but exhilarating 94.7kms around one of Africa’s busiest cities. The ROUTE will be tough but the camaraderie from other riders, as well as the support from the Joburgers who line the street make this an unmissable and iconic event!


Date: Sunday 19 November 2017

Venue: Riversands Commercial Park

Distance: 94.7km

Elevation: 1488m

Entry fee: R475

Age group: 12 +

Funds Raised for Refilwe03/10/2017        R285,250.00
Donation  Value
GivingainR2,250.00 R33,750.00
Zenith Holdings SED Contribution  R 125,000.00
Donation of Projectors  R2,000.00
Learnership  R85,000.00
Videographer  R20,000.00
Tickets Sold for Dinner EstR70.00R150.00R10,500.00
Matresses  R9,000.00