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Riding Rough in Bontebok and Agulhas National Parks

Unread post by SHR PR & Media » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:34 am

Rangers in the Bontebok and Agulhas National Parks are now able to access rugged terrain, thanks to the donation of 10 bicycles by the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Table Mountain region in conjunction with their counterparts from Agulhas.

Five “Qhubeka Buffalo” bikes each will go to Bontebok and Agulhas parks for use by the field rangers along the multitude of sandy gravel roads and trails within both parks.

The 10 bicycles were donated to the Table Mountain region by Nicky Eckstein and Dave Bellairs of the “Pedals for Peace Project” . These bicycles are usually distributed into the rural communities of the Tankwa and surrounds, and need to be rugged, simple and easy to maintain. They have been used throughout the African continent with great success in both rural and urban environments.

For more information on the Qhubeka bicycles, please see http://qhubeka.org/2013/?page_id=88

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Bontebok National Park – Anton Swanepoel (SHR Agulhas region), Bradley Koopman (Section Ranger Bontebok National Park), Diane Brooks (SHR Chairperson Table Mountain region) and at the rear, Las Madurasinghe (SHR Table Mountain region).


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Bontebok National Park – Bontebok National Park rangers Nicole Carolus and Luzann Gertse testing the Qhubeka bikes.

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Agulhas National Park – William Eliot (SHR Chairperson Agulhas region), Lindsay Lewis (Section Ranger Agulhas National Park), Diane Brooks (SHR Chairperson Table Mountain region), Dewald October (Ranger Agulhas National Park), Beverley Eliot (SHR Agulhas region) and Emile Du Plessis (Ranger Agulhas National Park).


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Agulhas National Park – Las Madurasinghe (SHR Table Mountain region) taking a Qhubeka bike for a quick spin.



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Re: Riding Rough in Bontebok and Agulhas National Parks

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am

Sure they will be very welcome and useful assets to the staff in the 2 parks.
My thanks to Nicky Eckstein and Dave Bellairs for the very generous donation. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Riding Rough in Bontebok and Agulhas National Parks

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:34 pm

Elsa wrote:Sure they will be very welcome and useful assets to the staff in the 2 parks.
My thanks to Nicky Eckstein and Dave Bellairs for the very generous donation. :clap: :clap:

Agree Elsa. :gflower:
A big :thanx: toTable Mountain region. :clap:
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