- I will eat and sleep at the start and the finish.
- There are 25 Support Stations where I will receive meals, a shower and charge batteries.
- There are 5 Intermediate Stations where I can call for soup or whatever food they offer.
- I am allowed to make use of 6 Support / Intermediate stations for emergency accommodation.
- I may not sleep within a 2 km radius of any Support Station.
- Maximum time allowed at a Support Station will be 2 hours, in other words no unnecessary time wasting.
I might have gone completely mad, but here is my plan.....
First of all this plan is not about me, it is about you and what you can do for the Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund and our Heavenly Father giving me an opportunity to make it happen.
This plan will depend on your involvement and how much you want to make a difference in someone's life and how big a smile you want to put on their face.
The plan is for you to make a pledge from R 10 to whatever per night that I sleep rough during the Freedom Challenge. Sleeping rough will mean that I don't sleep in a support station, or any other inhabitant accommodation.
Sleeping rough will mean sleeping under the stars, or in an abandoned building.
Are you willing to make the plan work and to change a life for the better ?
The Rough Sleep rules as compiled by David Waddilove........
Please help me to make this plan work, by making your pledge on the blog.
Give some academic approved willing child the opportunity to make a change for the better of this world.
One week and a moth away from the start date, hopefully I have done enough training to complete the race in my planned time. For me it always feel if I could have done more, if ever you can do enough training for the Freedom Challenge........
I now only need to keep focus on the last month's training, however it's getting more difficult by the day, it might be the dirt roads that's in very poor condition. You know the condition is very bad when a bakkie is unable to over take you on a dirt road, I now mostly stick to friendly farmers jeep tracks, I don't get the desired distance but a do get a 100% peace of mind and there is no swearing involved.......
At least I don't have any second thoughts about making it happen, I just need to push as far as possible every day......
Hopefully I would be able to blend into the race as the "trapsiekie" on my sponsored shirt, I last saw one in my teens.
Only time will tell what I would be able to accomplish, I have leaned from the past that it's good to set yourself a target, just don't cast it in stone, because the Freedom Challenge will destroy it.......
The other very important thing I had to learn was that you just can do it on your own, you need the Lord's blessing and you need to thank Him with every peddle stroke for giving you the opportunity and making it possible to take part in the event.
My accomplishment in the race will depend on His will and what He think is best for me.
You also can not do it without the blessing of my wife and children, and luckily I have got 100% from them, we have however decided as a family that this will be my last Freedom Challenge till one of them decide to do the race and that might only happen in another six years time.
I have set my goals, I have done the training, now I will have to make it happen........