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Men of Steel stand up against women and child abuse

As violence against women and children is a very profound and widespread problem (especially in South Africa), leading steel supplier company, Stewarts & Lloyds have as a company, but in particular their men, taken a stand to raise money for the Frida Hartley Shelter (FHS) in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

FHS is a shelter that takes in homeless women and their children who have endured neglect, abuse, trauma and homelessness. They have taken it one step further by adding the National Shelter Movement of South Africa as a beneficiary for this campaign. NSM is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, and umbrella body for approximately 95 shelters.

Seasoned cyclist, Vicky Dockray rises to the challenge to help raise funds

Vicky Dockray from Ovakado, a seasoned cyclist who has pedalled thousands of kilometres and participated in many races will ride in the name of Stewarts & Lloyds in the Spain to Portugal race to raise funds for the Frida Hartley Shelter and the NSM. The Madrid to Lisbon Road Bike Tour is over 9 days, starting 1 July and finishing on 9 July. This will be Vicky’s toughest challenge thus far – A whopping distance of 1 100km with 18 000mt of climbing!!

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Completed tour’s by Vicky include:

Tour of Good Hope (2016).  She describes her ride as a challenging but rewarding one.  “I rode a 10 speed Merida Scultura, I loved this bike.  6168mt of climbing, 522kms over 5 days.  We ended the Friday, and I rode the Argus on the Sunday.”

Alpine Tour (2018).   “What an unforgettable experience to ride some of the renowned Tour de France climbs during this tour, like Alpe De Huez, Col du Galibier, and the Col de la Madeleine to name a few”.

Jhb to Maputo (2019) 685km in 4 days.  The wind was strong yet she managed to conquer the distance and even though the tour took 2 hours longer than what the group she rode with did the year before, they conquered the challenge in style.

360km Ultra on a MTB (2020) “During the lockdown I raced for 16hr 47mins on a stationary Zwift bike riding 360kms and 6813mt of climbing!!

To support Stewart & Lloyds in their quest to raise funds, they are appealing for pledges.
Ways to pledge and show your support are as follows:

  1. Pledge online by filling in their contact form: https://www.stewartsandlloyds.co.za/break-the-cycle/
  2. Email [email protected]with your pledge amount and your company/personal details
  3. Make a payment to Stewarts & Lloyds Holdings:
    Bank: Nedbank
    Account Number: 128 407 1731
    Reference: Cycle + YOUR NAME or YOUR COMPANY NAME
    Email proof of payment to [email protected]

Details: For more information, email [email protected]

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