Most of us racing across Europe on #TCRNo5 are privateers – funded from our own pockets. But not being sponsored does not mean that no funding can be raised. And for me, there are a couple of local causes which I’m passionate about and have chosen to raise funds and awareness for. Part 2 is about an awesome bunch of kids, and the equally awesome Herberg Kinderhuis (Children's home) in Robertson that cares for them (if cats are more your thing, checkout my Part 1 project).

Of all the connections I’ve made through cycling, this one has to be about the most random. Riding buddy Theunis and I roll into Robertson with 24 hours and 425km of riding behind us. We’re desperate for a couple of hours sleep, but it’s a holiday weekend and we strike out at every hotel and B&B we try. What happens next leaves us both humbled. So much so, I wrote the story down for my Sister (who’s a story teller). If you have a few minutes, it’s worth a read.

a project by


Rob Walker

Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Look out for a guy pedalling an unusual looking, somewhat overloaded bike down the R44 at all hours of the day and night. It might be me!

in support of

Die Herberg Children's Home

Herberg Kinderhuis

Robertson, Western Cape