Take the Enduro Africa Motorbike Challenge to Help African Charities

The off-road Enduro Africa Challenge became world famous when Princes William and Harry took part in the challenge in 2008.

Today the dirt bike adventure has raised over £1.5 million for charity!

Prince William and Harry: before the start of the Enduro Africa 08 charity

If you think you are up for the challenge, you can look forward to joining a team of 100 off-road riders from all over the world on a challenging motorbike adventure to help improve the lives of thousands of poor people in southern Africa.

Enduro Africa from Global Enduro on Vimeo.

Enduro Africa attracts the huge support base of the global biking community, as well as press coverage by the world’s top biking publications. Each year this Biking Challenge aims to raise at least  £150,000 for charities in South Africa and Lesotho, helping to improve the lives of some of Africa’s most impoverished people. 

The selected charities are UNICEF, Sentebale - The Princes' Fund for Lesotho, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Touch Africa.

More About the Enduro Africa Challenge

The Enduro Africa Challenge takes place in South Africa, starting in Durban on the Kwa-Zulu Natal coastline, on October 2 and ending in coastal Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, on October 13. Participants will be tackling some of the toughest off-road bike tracks in the world en route.

The riders will cover around 1200 miles (1930 km's) on their off-road motorbikes over the 7-day Challenge, riding between 8 and 10 hours per day!

The route takes the bikers through various terrains from dust and mud to sand and rivers, traversing steep and rocky valleys.

Up for the Challenge - register on the Global Enduro website. They even offer fundraising support and advice on their website.

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Isle of Man Ride for Life Bikers

Three men from the Isle of Man will be taking on the arduous off-road endurance challenge in South Africa later this year.

By participating in the Enduro Africa Challenge the men will be combining something they love doing (off-road biking) with a good cause - donating money and helping children’s charities in Southern Africa.

According to  Isle of Man Today the adventurers - Steve Christie, Craig Hodgson and Steve Hatton, will test their endurance and give direct assistance to children’s charities on the Enduro Africa Challenge, in early October.

Their Ride for Life website explains that helping charities in the Eastern Cape is important to the men, as this is the most impoverished part of South Africa, considered "one of the ten worst places to grow up as a child". These off-road bikers have their hearts in the challenge, knowing that...

"the ride will test our confidence, spirit and determination at times, and will both be physically and mentally draining."

For the Isle of Man participants, the Enduro Africa Challenge is a chance to...

"become part of a life-changing experience, the memories of which will remain with us forever. But more importantly it will enable us to see where our/your money will be going and also to help people who are far less fortunate than us."

To donate to their fundraising efforts visit the Ride for Life website. 

Britain's Prince Harry, center, gets ready for the start of Enduro Africa.

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