2017 Cycle Event

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

Support Crew

Emma Collins

Paul Madigan

Diane Cowpar

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 Refilwe 03/10/2017        R285,250.00
Donation Value
Givingain R2,250.00 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 Est R70.00 R150.00 R10,500.00
Matresses R9,000.00