“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