Dave Barr and the Rough Rid­ers for the tour of a lifetime in South Africa

“Join Dave Barr and the Rough Rid­ers for the tour of a lifetime.

Leav­ing on the 1st of May 2014 Dave Barr will tour on a Harley David­son 1200 Sport­ster around South Africa, Vis­it­ing Cheshire Home in Cape Town, PE, Dur­ban and Johan­nes­burg, and attend­ing daily fund rais­ing events.

The worlds most remark­able dis­abled man will be vis­it­ing your area soon. Dave Barr, an Amer­i­can man who joined the SADF, lost his legs when his Jeep hit a land­line in Angola while Dave was the leg­endary Colonel Jan Breytenbach’s machine gun­ner. Dave recov­ered and after return­ing to com­bat duties on prosthesis’s, finally left the army and embarked on a life­long quest to help other dialled peo­ple come to terms with their disabilities.

Dave chose Cheshire Homes as his favoured char­ity as it had been started by another sol­dier, the VC win­ner Leonard Cheshire of WW2.

Dave took on the almost unbe­liev­able chal­lenge of cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the world , alone, on his Harley David­son motor­cy­cle. No-​one, never mind a dis­abled per­son, had ever done this before. In 1994, Dave com­pleted 132 000km and entered the Guin­ness Book of World Records for the first of three entries. After this stu­pen­dous feat, he also criss-​crossed Aus­tralia and crossed Siberia in win­ter , alone on his Harley.During his jour­neys, Dave gave moti­va­tional talks to dis­abled peo­ple and raised money for the world-​wide Cheshire Homes organisation.

This year Dave returns to South Africa, where it all started and he asks your sup­port in his ride around the whole coun­try to help the dis­abled bik­ers and ex-​servicemen in South Africa. Dave will give a soul stir­ring talk of his adven­tures and aims to help the dis­abled in your dis­trict dur­ing the overnight stops. See the sched­ule below.

Please help this man help others.

Dave’s ride can be followed here: Dave Barr and the Rough Rid­ers


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