An ultra-endurance cyclist, who nearly died in a cycling accident nine years ago, has set off on a tour in aid of 34 children fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Grant Lottering wants to complete his Cross Cape Im'possible Dream Tour - from Plettenberg Bay to Stellenbosch - in 48 hours.
After the horrific cycling
accident during a race in Italy, doctors said he would never cycle again.
Surgeons had to perform an emergency operation at the scene.
He broke 12 ribs, his femur, hip, back and sternum.
His shoulder was completely crushed, and his lungs collapsed.
A year later he got back on the saddle again.
This time, Lottering will cycle a distance of 835 kms and just under 16 000 metres of vertical gain.
He says it is in aid of 34 children through Reach for a Dream: "I HAD A REAL BAD ACCIDENT 2013 WHICH CHANGED MY LIFE.
SO I STARTED RIDING, CALLING IT IM'POSSIBLE TOURS, BECAUSE EVERYONE SAID YOU'LL NEVER RIDE A BIKE AGAIN.
THIS IS A PROGRESSION OF PREVIOUS TOURS I'VE DONE IN THE PERINESE AND ALPS
EVERY YEAR, ALWAYS A THOUSAND KM'S OR SO, SOMETIMES MORE, ALWAYS INVOLVING CHARITY, EITHER LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD OR REACH FOR A DREAM.
ALWAYS INVOLVING MOUNTAINS, BECAUSE PEOPLE FACE MOUNTAINS IN LIFE, CHILDREN FACE MOUNTAINS IN LIFE." "https://nari.co.za/images/influencer/4/January2022/271952546_5020607807991563_2946747789959215722_n.jpg","https://nari.co.za/images/influencer/4/January2022/272090077_5020607901324887_8719846673662585259_n.jpg",
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