Forty-eight hours is the target set for the Im’possible Tour founder, Grant Lottering, to complete his Cross Cape Im’possible Dream Tour or #DGdreamtour. On the 15 January, in Plettenberg Bay, Lottering will set off on one of his most demanding Im’possible Tours yet, in aid of 34 children fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Teaming up with one of the country’s best chefs, David Higgs, the duo announced their epic fundraising adventure in November 2021 made possible by the Western Cape Growth Agency, Mercedes-Benz South Africa and CompCare Medical Scheme. Unfortunately, Higgs’ perpetual commitments to his businesses, combined with the adverse effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, Higgs is not able to ride the upcoming Im’possible Dream Tour with Lottering. “I am still committed to this incredible cause which is very close to my heart,” says Higgs. “I will back Grant in raising awareness and funds to ensure that we can make a difference in the lives of 34 brave children.”
Starting in Plettenberg Bay on Saturday, 15 January 2022, Lottering will tackle the challenging Cross Cape and Karoo Crossing Cape Cycle Routes across the Western Cape, a total distance of 835km and over 15 997m of vertical gain, most of it on gravel terrain. The Cape Cycle Route will take Lottering through the coastal Garden Route to the arid Klein Karoo, over the Swartberg Pass, and through the Overberg and finishing in the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch on Monday, 17 January. “Having driven this entire route by car during my recent reconnaissance, I know it is going to be an incredibly difficult challenge to cycle my 8th Im’possible Tour non-stop within 48 hours. It will mean riding day and night, no sleep, no stopovers, no breakfast, lunch or dinner, just one continuous agonising ride,” adds Lottering.
“We feel blessed to have Grant ride for us again this year. His passion and commitment to fulfil 34 dreams for children fighting the biggest battle of their lives is inspiring. Grant and our children have so much in common regarding values like tenacity, believing in dreams and being hopeful. We wish Grant all the best for his ride, and we will be cheering him on from the sidelines,” comments Julia Sotirianakos, Reach for a Dream CEO.”
Average dream is R5000