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For adrenaline junkies like Riaan!

Skydiving...

On 5 October 2002, I made my first jump and 19 years later I've done over 3000 jumps.

 

People often ask me why do I jump or what does it feel like? I cannot possibly tell you what it feels like to skydive, it is something you must experience for yourself. However, why I jump is easier to explain...

Freefall has become my sanctuary. It's the one place where only the moment matters. The rush and adrenaline disappeared for me after about 50 jumps, now it’s just calm and relaxing.


There is a common saying in skydiving, "come for the rush, stay for the community". During the past 19 years, I have traveled all over the world to skydive and I can honestly say there is no community like the skydiving community. You basically gain a global family when you start skydiving. The skydiving community is also very diverse - anything from mechanics to plastic surgeons and everything in between.


I’ve also been very fortunate to have taken part in multiple world record attempts for the largest wingsuit formation. I’ve competed in multiple South African national championships. 


I am currently jumping at Skydive Pretoria and assist my club as Tandem camera man and I’ve also recently completed my instructors rating.

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Jeanne-Lee went on a

bicycle tour

The Handevat Fietstoer from NG Kerk Universiteitsoord could finally resumed this year at full speed after all the turmoil and unsure events of 2020. Twelve brave young and kind hearted people, cycled the 275km of gravel road from Magaliesburg to Buhrmansdrift with a fire in their hearts.


The purpose of this bike tour is to serve in one way or another, in every town that we visit, based on the need. However, as an individual on this outreach, you are also challenged and blessed all at the same time. 
From baking cupcakes at 3:00 in the morning to deliver to the elderly in the town, to washing cars in the late afternoon. From quiz competitions in the nursing homes, to cleaning churches that haven't been used due to Covid... every outreach was something to remember.


With a fall or two, the cyclists definitely made sure that the group leaders had to be on their toes, but luckily the group were made of steel!

The new Covid-friendly version of this outreach definitely created new opportunities and we are excited to see what will happen in 2022.

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