The most motorbikes riding in staggered formation as a single group in support of sick children

 KOUGA –Sunday, 11 February 2024, the fifth edition of the Ride for a Child charity motorbike ride is set to kick off. It will cover an impressive 7 000 kilometers around South Africa.

The primary objective of this extensive journey is to raise funds for surgeries and medical treatment for underprivileged children.

Departing from the White River Square shopping center at 09:00 on 11 February, the riders’ first overnight stop is scheduled in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. The route is meticulously designed to encompass the most Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern parts of South Africa. It will symbolically encircling the children of the nation to express unwavering support and care.

World Record Attempt

A significant highlight of the event is the Ride for a Child charity world record attempt scheduled for Saturday, 24 February 2024, at 10:00.

Pediatric Care Africa is calling on all motorbike clubs, organisations, and riders. Be they from the Western and Eastern Capes, or throughout South Africa, to join Dr. André Hattingh in this monumental endeavor. The record attempt is aptly named Ride for a Child. It aims to gather a minimum of 4 500 motorbikes to ride in a staggered formation for the last 50 kilometers. This is from Caltex Mentors Plaza near Jeffreys Bay on the N2 to Storms River, concluding at Mentors Country Estate in Jeffreys Bay.

To achieve this ambitious goal, bikers from the West will start their procession from the Cape Town/George side on the N2. Those from the East, including Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, and East London, will approach the rendezvous point from the opposite direction. The official starting point will be 50 kilometers before reaching the Caltex Mentors Plaza from the West. This will ensure a unified and organised departure.

The rendezvous point, marked and identifiable, is strategically chosen. It will allow all bikers to assemble by 11:00, facilitating the formation of a staggered group for the official record attempt. The final 50 kilometers will be covered at a controlled speed of 50/60 kilometers per hour. This to ensure safety, counting of the bikes, and ample photographic opportunities.

Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay awaits participants with abundant parking for 5 000 bikes, toilets, food stalls, and a weekend-long music festival at Mentors Country Estate. The anticipated arrival time is around 13:00. This will allow bikers to enjoy lunch, socialize, and participate in various activities. Discounted accommodation rates are available for participants throughout Jeffreys Bay, including at Mentors Country Estate.

For those wishing to attend a church service on Sunday morning, arrangements have been made. Additionally, special record attempt badges and Dr. André’s cookbook, “Cooking with Doc,” will be available for sale. All proceeds directly benefiting Pediatric Care Africa.

Ride for a Child charity

“We are incredibly excited to announce the forthcoming world record attempt, ‘Ride for a Child.’ It is a momentous event scheduled for February,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman.

“Not only does this event promise excitement, but it also holds the potential for a significant economic boost. It will make a positive impact on our community and beyond. Moreover, the profound significance lies in the parallel pursuit of raising funds for surgeries and medical treatment. This is specifically dedicated to the well-being of underprivileged children.”

More information

A participation fee of R100 for riders and R50 for pillions is requested, with all funds collected contributing directly to children’s medical care and surgeries.

For more information on how to participate, please contact Mandy at 072 034 0544 or the office at 0762295663. Alternatively, send an email to

Let’s come together as a biking community and make the 5th “Ride for a Child” an extraordinary world record-breaking event. It will showcase the compassion and unity of South African bikers.