Imagine - an unassisted, back-to-back, cycling and running event, covering 1500km, in 20 days!
Willie loves adventure and the great outdoors. Every year he carefully selects an adventure and partners it with an NPO, more specifically an Animal Welfare Organisation.
This unassisted seven-day cycle from Stellenbosch to Plettenberg Bay will cover 750km and will include part of the Cape Cross route. So What? Let’s put this in perspective. The Cape Epic is an eight-day challenge over 624km. Willie will cycle 750km in seven days.
Once in Plettenberg Bay, this One Man, One Cause endurance adventurer will start his 750km journey back on foot. This 14-day trip back home is almost equivalent to running the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (56km) every day for 14 days.
African Tails’ main focus is to curb the over-population of street dogs and cats with the aim to prevent neglect while sowing the seed of compassion for domestic pets and animal in general. African Tails focuses on a different disadvantaged community each year and offers Education Programmes within the community. Trained Volunteers and African Tails staff teaches children and community members empathy towards animals, offer assistance and resources to improve the quality of life for domestic animals and perform mass sterilisations within a predetermined area.
Willie wants to create awareness and help raise funds for the Mass Sterilisation Campaign that is scheduled to take place in DuNoon in 2020. The aim is to sterilise 70% of the breeding pet population in DuNoon over a period of two months.