On the 11th December 2015 Elfrieda Kirsten, Marcelle Janse van Rensburg, Philip Hite and Jurie Moolman took part in The Nedbank Desert Dash, a 24 hour, 396 km MTB challenge crossing the world’s oldest desert.
The challenge kicked off at 15h00 from Windhoek making their way through the remote Namib Desert to Swakopmund.
Our Wilderness Air team, taking part for the second year, represented Children in the Wilderness, completing the challenge in a time of 19:08:55, putting them …in 8th place.
The Wilderness Safaris Land Rover offered support to the cyclists with Gerhard Thirion as the driver and “den brother” and Melissa Torr as supporter and human radio!
Gerhard and Melissa looked after the team, loading bikes, making coffee, feeding the team and more importantly ensuring the beer was cold at the finish line.
“It was not only a privilege to cycle for Wilderness with a fun, laughing, positive and supportive team, but to also know that one is cycling for a good cause and that Children in the Wilderness will benefit from the hard work.” – Elfrieda Kirsten