Vic's Vaal Bike Dash
Breakfast run with a purpose
The roar of 40 motorcycle engines on Sunday morning 30 March 2014 through the quiet suburb of Meyersdal, signaled the start of the inaugural Vic’s Vaal Bike Dash in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services.
Brothers Jared Sadie (17) and Jon Daniel Sadie (15) from Alberante wanted to honour their mom’s legacy with the organizing of this breakfast run, a route that started in Meyersdal and ended at Stonehaven in Vanderbijlpark on the Vaal River.
Vicky Bruce passed away early last year at the age of 38 after years of suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta. In her last months of life, Vicky was cared for by hospice, and her dying wish was that other sufferers must be able to experience the kindness and dedication of a hospice care service.
This wish led to her mom, Tersia Burger and a group of determined Alberton ladies, establishing Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in New Market Park, Alberton, the first of this kind of service in the Greater Alberton area.
The bikers completed the 90km route through the beautiful areas of Eikenhof, Walkerville through De Deur all the way to the 4-star Stonehaven Lodge on the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark. ThinkBike supported the Run and send 15 marshalls to assist bikers on the route.
“My mom felt very strong about Hospice, and this is our way of creating awareness for this organization, raising much needed funds so that they can continue the work they do and simply for us to honour her memory,” says Jared.
Bikers supported brothers Jared and Jon Daniel Sadie’s wish to honour their mom’s legacy with the Vic’s Vaal Bike Dash. Tom du Plessis showed his support in his own unique way.